Powerlifter Nicodemus bags third gold for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: It was another good day for Malaysia at the Para Powerlifting World Cup when Nicodemus Manggoi Moses lifted the country’s third gold medal in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nicodemus came out tops in men’s up to 88kg event after lifting 190kg, which saw Thailand’s Tom Yarnpairat and Iraq’s Salam Al Shakakee settling for second and third spots respectively yesterday. The national trainee now has increased his chances of qualifying for the Paralympics, scheduled to begin on Aug 24. The final ranking for Tokyo will be updated after the 11th Fazza Dubai 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup next month.

On Friday, Malaysia had bagged two gold medals through Bonnie Bunyau Gustin and Bibiana Ahmad bettered her previous personal best of 70kg by lifting 80kg in the women’s up to 67kg category by virtue of being the only athlete to take part in the event.

The other medallists were Mohd Shamil Mohd Saad (men’s 97kg, bronze), Wan Nur Azri (men’s 107kg, bronze) and Sona Agon (women’s 73kg, bronze).

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