By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: It was another glorious day for Malaysia in athletics at the Para Asean Games in Singapore when sprinter Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi set the track ablaze with two new records.
The 28-year-old Ridzuan clocked 12.01 in the 100m T36 (cerebral palsy) event to slice 0.45 of a second off the old Asean Games mark for the gold medal.
The old mark of 12.46 was set by the late Mohd Azlan Mat Lazim of Malaysia in Myanmar in 2013.
Ridzuan’s timing also bettered the Para Asian Games record of 12.38 set by Azlan in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.
It was Ridzuan’s second gold at the Games. He also won the 200m T36 on Friday.
Malaysian woman sprinter – 16-year-old Felicia Mikat – collected her third gold at the Games when she won the 200m T13 in 30.63.
She had won the 100m T13 on Friday and the 400m T13 on Saturday.
“We have young and experienced athletes in our team this time. It’s great to see them breaking barriers here. We hope to do better than last year,” said National Sports Council (NSC) paralympic director Mohd Safrushahar Yusoff.
Malaysia’s medal haul from the Games in Myanmar was 50 golds, 49 silvers and 41 bronzes.
Men's Individual compound open: Yuhaizam Yahaya
100m T36: Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi (GR, AR)
Javelin throw F36/37/38: Shamli Waidi
Shot put F35/36/37: Muhd Hafiz Abu Bakar
200m T13: Felicia Mikat
Shot put F20: Nursuhana Ramlan
Mixed trios TBP1: Choo Kam Chan, Muhd Hairul Miran, Zainul Akmal Siran.
Men's 400m freestyle S10: Fraidden Dawan
Men's Team compound open
Women's Individual compound open: Nor Saadah Abdul Wahab
100m T45/46: Ahmad Solihim Mohd Nor
400m T20: Nasharuddin Mohd
1500m T46: Muhd Ashraf Muhd
Triple jump F45/46/47: Eryanto Bahtiar
Shot put F35/36/37: Thomson Lim Kok Hong
Mixed trios TBP8: Mohd Khairul Ishak, Samsudin Hassan, Abu Bakar Nyat
100m butterfly S10: Fraidden Dawan
100m butterfly S8: James Wong Tien Yu
Men's Individual compound open: Azrul Abdul Rashid
Javelin throw F36/37/38: Thomson Lim Kok Hong
Shot put F35/36/37: Zakaria Saad
Women's Individual standard B2/B3: Nur Feiqha Maulad Mohd
Men's 65kg: Jasni Vision