The VII Commonwealth Youth Games Trinbago 2023 will be held from 4th to 11th August 2023, at Trinidad and Tobago. The Games which featured 8 sports namely Athletics, Aquatics-Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Cycle-Road, Cycle-Track, Fast5 Netball, Rugby Sevens and Triathlon is expecting the participation by 71 Commonwealth Games Nations.
The Commonwealth Games Association of Malaysia (CGA Malaysia) has been allotted a quota of 14 athletes in 4 sports namely Athletics, Aquatics-Swimming, Cycle-Road and Cycle-Track.
For the participation in the said Games, the CGA Malaysia has appointed Mrs. Ang Li Peng, former national Badminton player, the gold medallist in Badminton Women’s Doubles event at the XVII Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002, as the Chef de Mission to lead the Malaysian Contingent.
The CGA Malaysia has also selected 2 young athletes namely Mr. Muhammad Hafiq Mohd Jafri (Cycle-Road) and Ms. Tan Rou Xin (Aquatics-Swimming) as the joint Flag Bearers of the Malaysian Contingent.
Overall, the Malaysian Contingent consisted of 24 persons, a female Chef de Mission, 14 Athletes (9 males and 5 females) and 9 Team Officials (6 males and 3 females).
The Flag Handing Ceremony for the Malaysian Contingent was officiated by Y.B. Hannah Yeoh, the Minister of Youth and Sports on Tuesday, 1st August 2023, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Putrajaya.
Present to witness the Flag Handing Ceremony were 2 Vice Presidents of CGA Malaysia Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar and Dato’ Chong Kim Fatt, the Secretary General of Ministry of Youth and Sports Ts. Dr. Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu, the Director General of National Sports Council Dato’ Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, the Chief Executive Officer of National Sports Institute Mr. Ahmad Faedzal Md Ramli and other senior officers of the CGA Malaysia.
“On behalf of our CGA President, Tan Sri Dr. Norza Zakaria, we wish our young athletes all the very best in their outing to the VII Commonwealth Youth Games”,
“Let’s embrace the spirit of the Commonwealth Sport, support our young athletes and celebrate the power of sport to unite young people from different ethnic, races, religions and cultures” stated Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar, Vice President of CGA Malaysia.