Malaysia's Olympiad Team Ranking vs The Rest of Asia
Malaysian was ranked a historically lowly 134th from 180 teams in the world at the World Chess Olympiad held from 1-14 September in Baku, Azerbaijan, but how well did we do relative to the rest of Asia and our neighbours in ASEAN?
Asia Team Rankings
19th Chinese Taipei
21st New Zealand
24th Sri Lanka
29th Saudi Arabia
33rd South Korea
41st Hong Kong
44th Papua New Guinea
Yes, 37th from 45 teams. Now even behind the likes of Chinese Taipei, Palestine, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Nepal. South Korea, Kuwait, Oman and Macau! Luckily still ahead of Afghanistan, Guam, Hong Kong, Maldives, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Palau.
We are 7th from 8 teams, with only Brunei is behind us (should we be grateful that Cambodia and Laos have never participated?).