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Najib congratulates Ziyad for new shot put world record

 | July 16, 2017

The para athlete won the gold medal and broke his own record set in Brazil last year.


KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak today congratulated Malaysian para athlete Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli for winning the gold medal and creating a new world record in the F20 shot put event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London on Saturday.

“Congratulations @yardzolkefli, in winning the gold medal in #London2017 and once again breaking the world record! #kebanggaanku #Negaraku #MAS,” said the prime minister in his posting on his official Twitter site today.

At the event, which took place at London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Ziyad performed a throw of 17.29 metres, breaking his own world record of 16.48m which he created at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last year.

The silver medal went to Stalin David Mosquera from Ecuador with a distance of 16.61m while the gold medallist at the 2012 Paralympics, Tod Hodgetts of Australia, took the bronze with a throw of 15.94m.


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