Swimming: Nur Syaiful smashes Asian Para Games record to bag 100m breaststroke gold


PETALING JAYA: Para swimmer Nur Syaiful Zulkifli smashed the Asian Para Games record to deliver the first gold for the Malaysian contingent in Hangzhou on Monday (Oct 23).

The 28-year-old from Sarawak clocked 1:46.78s to win the men's SB4 100m breaststroke final at the HOC Aquatic Sports Arena.

China's Yin Wenhong got the silver with 1:53.29s while Malaysia also bagged the bronze through Lee Zy Kher, who touched home in 2:11.80s.

The previous Games record was set by Vietnam's Nguyen Tranh Trung in 2014 when he clocked 1:50.91s to win the gold in Incheon.

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