Astro to air documentary on Malaysian paralympians


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  • Sunday, 25 Sep 2016

Muhd Ziyad Zolkefli, 26, who won the gold medal and broke the world record in F20 Shot Putt wanted most to learn how to be strong and to have will power. It was hard for the 26-year-old Kelantanese who has an intellectual disability to him to leave his family to pursue his athletics career but he persevered and made good his promise of bringing back a medal from Rio. Photo: Reuters

Set to air in conjuction with National Sports Day on Oct 8, a documentary called Kami Luar Biasa will shed light on the stories and backgrounds of Malaysian Paralympics athletes featuring interviews with family members and coaches.

At the recent Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi won the gold medal in the Athletics Men’s 100m T36 (cerebal palsy) event; Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won gold in the men’s shot put event F20 (learning disability) and set a new world record for hurling the shot to a distance of 16.84m; Abdul Latif Romly won gold medal in the men’s long jump T20 (learning disability) event and also set the world record with 7.6m jump.

Before the documentary premieres on Oct 8, catch Nadi @ 1: Edisi Wira-Wira Luar Biasa Negara on Astro Arena (Ch 801/802) on Sept 25. The hour-long programme hosted by Edleen Ismail will feature exclusive interviews with Ridzuan, Latif, Ziyad and coach R. Jeganathan.

Siti Noor Radiah Ismail who won a bronze medal for her achievement in the women’s long jump T20 (learning disability) event will also be featured in the programme.

Kami Luar Biasa premieres on Oct 8 at 9pm on Astro Arena (Ch 801/802).

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