Ziyad, the 2012 London Paralympics bronze medallist, emerged champion in the men’s shot putt F20 event with a throw of 15.31m while Siti Noor finished first in the women’s long jump T20 event. Siti Noor cleared 5.10m to beat fellow Malaysian Siti Nooriasah Mohamed Ariffin by a mere 0.05m.
Malaysia also won a silver in the men’s 400m T38 event through Krishna Kumar Hari Das. The other two bronzes in athletics came through Hemala Devi in the women’s discus F11/12 and Umi Syuhudah Idris in the women’s discus F36/37/38.
Aiman Asyraff Ahmad Bajuri picked up a silver and a bronze in the men’s cycling track competition,. He won the silver in the men’s mixed individual B 1km time trial event when he finished behind Japan’s Yurie Kanuma.
In the individual B pursuit event, Aiman finished third. Mohd Najib Turano also contributed a bronze in the individual C4-5 pursuit event.
In swimming, Jamery Siga managed a bronze in the men’s 200m freestyle S5 event.
To date, Malaysia have won two golds, three silvers and five bronzes. A total of 135 Malaysian athletes are competing in the Games, which end on Oct 24.
by Shamshul Fitri - The Star