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19-Year-Old Abdul Latif Wins 3rd Gold For Malaysia At The Rio Paralympic Games

And in doing so, Latif broke the world record not once, not twice, but THREE times!

Cover image via Melissa_Jhnsn/Twitter

Last night, 19-year-old Abdul Latif Romly clinched Malaysia's third gold and set a new world record with a 7.60m jump in his fifth attempt in the Long Jump T20 category at the Rio Olympic Stadium

While Abdul Latif's first jump was disqualified for technical errors, he jumped 7.47m in his second attempt, 7.54m in his third, 6.79m in his fourth, and 7.60m in his fifth. In doing so, the 19-year-old boy from Kangar broke world record not once, not twice but 3 times!

Watch Abdul Latif, who is the Malaysian flag bearer, in action, here:


Following his win, Malaysians, from everyday walks to politicians, took to Twitter to express their gratitude and hail Abdul Latif Romly's masterclass display of determination, grit, and courage:





What a day it has been for Malaysia, which has gone from never winning a Paralympic Gold to clinching three at the Rio Paralympics

And to hear the 'Negaraku' being played yet again at the Rio Olympic Stadium is a feeling that is hard to describe in words:


Prior to this, Mohamad Ridzuan and Muhammad Ziyad, who ended Malaysia's long wait for a Paralympic gold, sang the 'Negaraku':

Also read about Muhammad Ziyad's humble beginnings: