PALEMBANG, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has proved itself as a sports powerhouse among Muslim countries after adding four gold, three silver and four bronze medals on the fifth day of the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) at the Jakabaring Sports Complex near here today.
Malaysia improved its position to the fourth place in the medal tally after collecting 12 gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals edging Iran to fifth place with 10 gold, nine silver and five bronze.
Egypt has taken over the top position in the medal tally from host Indonesia with 18 gold, 19 silver and 16 bronze.
Indonesia which was in the second place out of 46 competing countries collected 16 gold, 13 silver and 19 bronze.
Turkey maintained its third place position with 15 gold, 16 silver and 25 bronze.
The swimming squad has become the main contributor of medals for the country with three gold and two bronze at the Jakabaring Aquatic Centre tonight.
The three gold were delivered by Khoo Chai Lin in the women's 800m freestyle, Christina Loh in the women's 100m backstroke and Kevin Yap in the men's 400m freestyle.
Meanwhile, another gold came from national woman archer Nor Rizah Ishak who won the women's individual compound.
Athlete Kamalam Shally collected a silver in the women's 200m final after chalking a time of 25.16s.
The national weightlifting squad concluded its competition with one silver and one bronze medal.
National woman weightlifter Nur Khasida Abdul Halim clinched the silver in the women's 75kg category while the bronze was won by Siti Aisyah Md Rosli in the same event.
Malaysia will be going into the sixth day of the ISG with medal hopes pinned on swimming, badminton, taekwondo and wushu.