KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 – The national para athletics squad continued to shine in track and field events by adding another six gold medals on the fourth day of competitions in the 9th Asean Para Games (APG) at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here today.
The achievement saw Malaysia accumulate 29 gold medals throughout the four days of action in track and field events which started on Monday. The golden harvest today began with 2010 Asian Para Games gold medallist Mohd Hisham Khaironi who won the men’s javelin F12/13 (Visually Impaired) with a distance of 49.98m.
World champion and Rio Paralympic gold medallist, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli set a new Games record with a throw of 16.81m in the men’s shot put F20 (Learning Disability) which erased his own Games record of 15.69m set in the 2014 edition in Myanmar. Muhammad Hafiz Abu Bakar continued the cheers for the national contingent when he defended his gold medal in men’s discus F36/37 (Cerebral Palsy) with 387 Raza points.
Jonathan Wong Kar Gee, making his debut in the APG, contributed the fourth gold medal from the men’s long jump T11/12 (Visually Impaired) with 929 Raza points before Adderin Majurin claimed the fifth goal with 425 Raza points in the men’s shot put F32/33/34.
Malaysia’s last gold of the today came from Doriah Poulus in the women’s javelin F42/44 after collecting 760 Raza points. Indonesia continued to stay at the top of the overall athletics tally by adding another four gold medals for an overall total of 35 gold while Thailand are third with 18 gold medals. — Bernama