Malaysia Wins 2 Golds And Creates New World Record At The Rio Paralympic Games!
Two of Malaysia's para-athletes have just won two Gold medals in the space of a few hours, breaking our quest for a Paralympic gold
They are Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi and Ziyad Zolkefli
Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi gave Malaysia its first ever Paralympic Gold after setting a new Paralympic record on his way to winning the T36 (Cerebral Palsy) 100m final.
Ridzuan Puzi, who is nicknamed as Mr. Dash for his speed crossed the finish line in just 12.07s ahead of China's yang Yifei and Brazillian Rodrigo Parreira da Silva.
He became the first ever Malaysian to stand atop the Olympic podium.
And soon Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli gave Malaysia its second Paralympic gold.
Ziyad Zolkefli recorded 16.84m with his fifth and final throw.
In the process, he not only won the men's F20 shot put final, the former bronze medalist from London 2012 also smashed the world record.
Zolkefli, who added more than 1m to his personal best as he threw a massive 16.84m in the 5th round at Rio's Olympic stadium, said:
"I've made a lot of sacrifices. I've been training hard to get here. The result is for my family, my country and for all Malaysians. This is the result of my life."
Ridzuan, the reigning world champion in the event, who made history and gave Malaysians the incredible joy of listening to Negaraku being played at Rio's Olympic stadium for the first time ever, was deservedly hailed a hero by Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy
Sejarah dicipta!!! Emas pertama Malaysia di Sukan Paralimpik. Terima kasih Ridzuan Puzi. You are our HERO!!!!— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) September 10, 2016
We can't hold back our tears! ;)