[VIDEO] Ziyad Zolkefli Wins Gold By Smashing His Own World Record In London Para Games

What an incredible feat.

  • Paralympian Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli won a gold medal by setting a new world record in the men's shot put F20 event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championship in London on Saturday, 15 July

    • The shot putter champion broke his own world record of 16.84 metres that he had set during his exploit at the Rio Paralympic Games.

      Zolkefli broke the record with a throw of 17.29m, finishing well ahead of Ecuador's Stalin Mosquera (16.72m) and Australia's Todd Hodgetts (15.96m).

  • Ziyad, who won bronze at the last championships in 2015, gave Malaysia its first medal in the biennial world meet

  • International Paralympic Committee (IPC) quoted Ziyad saying:

    • "I came here to bring something back to my country. This is the second world record for me and I am so proud. I have trained so hard for this. I woke up this morning and thought I could break the world record. I always dream that I will do it and tonight I did.

      "World record, the Paralympic champion and now world champion – that sounds good. I went totally mental when I saw the Australian's distance but I knew it wasn’t that far. I knew it was wrong. I got really emotional but my coach settled me down. It did disturb me but now I am extra happy to win."

  • Watch Ziyad in action here:

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