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Next Up, The 2020 Paralympic Games! Meet The 22 Malaysian Athletes We’re So Proud Of

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Malaysian Athletes Paralympics Tokyo 2020
Source: Astro Awani & Berita Harian

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Now that the Olympics are done and dusted, we do feel a little empty. However, it is now time for the Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan!

The Paralympic Games will be held from 24 August till 5 September and Malaysia will be sending 22 athletes to compete for medals!

Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM) president, Datuk Seri Megat D Shahriman Zaharudin has said that out of the 22 athletes, 18 of them are males and four are females, five out of the total are wheelchair athletes.

Abdul Latif Romly Rio 2016

The athletes will be accompanied by 15 coaches and one parent ( as athlete Brenda is under 18, thus she needs a chaperone) to the Paralympic Games, reported BERNAMA. There will also be 22 secretariat members and paramedics following along.

Malaysia first took part in the Paralympics back in 1972 and we have won a total of 11 medals thus far, three gold, two silver and six bronze.

During Rio 2016, the Malaysian para-athletes have won a total of three gold medals. Hence, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports has said in a live conference that they are aiming for a better performance this year.

Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli

Here is the list of athletes according to the events they will be taking part in.

Archery

  • S. Suresh
  • Wiro Julin

Athletics

  • Abdul Latif Romly
  • Muhammad Ziyad Zokefli
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi
  • Wong Kar Gee
  • Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin

Badminton

  • Cheah Liek Hou
  • Didin Terasoh

Boccia

  • Chew Wei Lun

Cycling

  • Mohamad Yusof Hafizi Shaharuddin
  • Muhammad Hafiz Jamali
  • Zuhairie Ahmad Tarmizi
  • Nur Azlia Syafinaz Mohd Zais
  • Nurul Suhada Zainal

Powerlifting

  • Bonnie Bunyau Gustin
  • Jong Yee Khie

Swimming

  • Brenda Anellia Larry
  • Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkefli
  • Jamery Siga

Table Tennis

  • Chee Chaoming

Wheelchair Tennis

  • Abu Samah Borhan

We wish them all the best and we will be rooting for them from our homes!

Malaysian Athletes Paralympics Tokyo 2020 2

 

Also read: Did You Know Malaysia’s First-Ever Olympic Medal Was Won In 1992? Here’s The Story Behind It

1992 Barcelona Olympics 2

Source: Astro Awani


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