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

What an incredible feat.

Cover image via MISIM.MY

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:

Posted by Malaysian Invasion Spirit In Motion - MISIM on Saturday, 15 July 2017

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