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3 New Golds, Records Broken By Malaysian Athletes In Asean Para Games

3 New Golds, Records Broken By Malaysian Athletes In Asean Para Games

The gold medallists are Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah (men’s 50m breaststroke), Datuk Abdul Latif Romly (men’s long jump) and Mohd Saifudin Ishak (men’s long jump).

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Malaysia won three gold medals on day three of the 11th Asean Para Games (APG) in Solo, Indonesia, yesterday, with two coming from the track and field contingent and another one from the swimming team.

To make it sweeter, national swimmer Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah also set a new Games record en route to bagging the gold medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB14 (intellectual impairment).

Earlier, two-time world champion and Paralympic gold medallist Datuk Abdul Latif Romly won the men’s long jump F20 (intellectual impairment) event while his teammate Zulkifly Abdullah finished second to claim the silver medal.

Another gold medal was won by Mohd Saifudin Ishak who won the men’s long jump T11/12 (vision impairment) category.

Other podium finishers include Muhamad Ashraf Mohamad Mohamad Haisham in men’s 5000m T46 (physical impairment), Muhamad Nurdin Ibrahim in men’s 1500m T20 (intellectual impairment), Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi in men’s 200m T36/37 (cerebral palsy) and Nur Alia Ardiela Natasya Ibrahim in women’s long jump T20 who all won the silver medal.

The single bronze medal won by the national contingent yesterday was contributed by Muhammad Faiz Haizat Rosdi who came third in the men’s 1500m T37/38 category.

All in all, it was a good outing by our para-athletes in the APG 2022 with 13 golds, 10 silvers and one bronze medal already in the bag, as Malaysia currently in fourth place behind Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam in the medal tally.

Meanwhile, nine Malaysian para-athletes are competing in the finals of their respective events today; including the athletics, swimming and recurve archeries events.  

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