Almost 250 teams participate in MCA basketball event

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  • Sunday, 18 Sep 2016

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai making a shot during a friendly match against the media team to kick start the MCA 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge 2016 at Wisma MCA

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and two others – participated in the MCA three-on-three Basketball Challenge 2016.

Liow teamed up with his youngest son Liow En Xian and Kuek Tian Yuan to play against the media team during a friendly match held as part of Sunday’s games.

The event also saw four groups made up of people with disabilities participating.

Speaking about the event, Liow said that the party hoped to see more people playing basketball, adding that this would help groom more players for the national team.

On the achievement of Malaysian athletes at the 2016 Paralympics, Liow said the performance of the athletics squad had brought pride to Malaysia.

Three Malaysians won gold medals at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro; Abdul Latif Romly, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli and Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi.

Mohamad Ridzuan won a gold medal in the 100m T36 (celebral palsy) event, while Muhammad Ziyad won the gold with a new world record in the men's shot put F20 (learning disability) final.

Abdul Latif Romly delivered the third gold for the nation by breaking the world record three times in the men's F20 (intellectual disability) long jump final.

Siti Noor Radiah won a bronze medal in the T20 (intellectual disability) long jump.

“They worked extra hard to overcome their challenges to win,” said Liow.

He added that he would be at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to welcome the contingent when they returned from Brazil on Thursday.

“We respect them and are happy for their achievements,” said Liow.






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