Mohd Ridzuan wins silver in 100m T36 event at world meet

Mohamad-Ridzuan-Mohamad-PuziKUALA LUMPUR: National Paralympic athlete, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi won the silver medal in the men’s 100m T36 (cerebral palsy) at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England on Saturday (Sunday in Malaysia).

The 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist, who emerged victorious at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, won the silver medal by clocking 12.15 seconds to equal his season’s best timing in the meet held at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

China’s Yang Yifei, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, won the gold after posting a new Asian record of 11.93 seconds while Rodrigo Parreira da Silva of Brazil, who won the bronze medal in Rio, settled for the bronze with a time of 12.28 seconds.

Mohamad Ridzuan also took part in the men’s 200m T36 event at the London meet on July 17 and finished fourth.

The results saw Malaysia amass two gold medals and a silver in the meet which will conclude on Sunday (Monday in Malaysia).

For the record, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli delivered Malaysia’s first gold medal after he set a new world record with a distance of 17.29 metres in the men’s shot put F20 (intellectual disability) before Abdul Latif Romly contributed the second gold with a new championship record of 7.37 metres in the men’s long jump T20 (intellectual disability).