Siti Noor Iasah makes T20 400m final, sets new Asian record


KUALA LUMPUR: Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin has qualified for the women’s 400m final in the T20 (intellectual disability) category at the Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In the heats at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Monday, Siti , 27, won the second heat in a time of 58.96s, a new Asian record.

She bettered her own old Asian record of 1:01.33s at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Siti then went on to rewrite that record as well at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar last year, clocking 60.35s to pick up the bronze.

The T2 400m final will be held on Tuesday and will see the top eight from the two heats held competing.