Ziyad beats able-bodied athletes to bag shot putt gold


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  • Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

National asset: Ziyad Zolkefli, who won the gold medal in the men’s shot putt event of the Thailand Open Track and Field Championships in Bangkok, giving his views during the TN50 Dialogue with sports personalities at the National Sports Council in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Para athlete Ziyad Zolkefli has justified his place in the SEA Games squad with a superb performance in the Thailand Open Track and Field Champion­ships in Bangkok.

The 27-year-old surprised the able-bodied athletes at the Thammasat University Sports Complex by achieving a personal best of 17.06m in the men’s shot putt to win the gold medal yesterday.

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