Para sprinter Ridzuan Puzi completes World Championship medal set with bronze

Ridzuan no longer holds the world record. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Ridzuan Puzi conceded his world record but still managed men’s 100m T36 (cerebral palsy) bronze at the World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai yesterday.

Ridzuan clocked 11.97s, slightly below his world record of 11.87s posted at last year’s Jakarta Asian Para Games.

Australia’s gold medal-winning James Turner now holds the record after clocking 11.72s while Yang Yifei of China claimed silver with a new Asian mark of 11.79s.

Ridzuan won gold in 2015 in Doha and silver in London in 2017.

Bronze from the 32-year-old saw Malaysia amass three medals, including two silver from Jonathan Wong in men’s long jump T12 (vision impairment) and Ziyad Zolkefli in the men’s shot put T20 (learning disability).