Date: 23 July – 4 August 2014
Venue: Glasgow, Scotland
Participating Countries: 71
The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was an emotional one for the Malaysian Contingent. Taking place just a week after the tragic loss of passengers and crew of MH17, the opening ceremony parade saw the Malaysian Contingent, led by flagbearer Fatehah Mustafa and Chef de Mission Dato’ Ong Poh Eng, wearing black armbands as a sign of respect for those who lost their lives on MH17. Additionally, the first row of athletes during the march-in wore the uniforms of the Malaysia Airlines cabin crew.
On the field, the athletes fell one gold medal short of the targeted seven to come back with six (6) gold medals, seven (7) silver and six (6) bronze medals. The three gold medals were won by the badminton squad, while the rest were from weightlifting, squash and diving.