Nurasmah lands gold in Special Olympics


ABU DHABI: Nurasmah Mohd Shah bagged Malaysia’s first gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in the bocce singles event.

The 22-year-old clinched the gold in the F22 division with three wins and one draw at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre while Serbian Milica Vlajkovic and Amanda Shumaker of the United States clinched silver and bronze respectively on Monday.

Siti Rohimah Mohd Nizam delivered the country’s third silver medal after finishing second in the 100m F9 division with 19.11s.

Egyptian Fatma Ashraf Aboseria (17.88) and Jeannine Jessica Coulibaly (19.72) from Burkina Faso claimed the gold and bronze medals respectively.

Malaysia’s other two silvers were delivered by Muhammad Naiim Rosli in the D34 division bowling singles and Muhammad Radhi Safie in the 200m event on Sunday.

More than 7,500 athletes from 190 countries are competing at the Games for athletes with intellectual disabilities. — Bernama

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