23 Sep Sarawak Paralympic athletes contribute Malaysia gold medal haul at KL 9th ASEAN Para Games 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – Sarawak paralympic athletes have contributed a number of gold medals in the Kuala Lumpur 9th ASEAN Para Games 2017 including in keenly contested events such as swimming, 10-pin bowling and power lifting.
Paralympian, Jong Yee Khie sucessfully defended his title in the 97 kg category of power lifting and broke his own record with a new lift of 210 kg during the finals held at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur on 21st September.
Anderson Jamba from Sri Aman, Sarawak easily defeated Thailand’s W. Napat in the finals of 150m men’s individual medley category held at the Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre on 22nd September. Anderson also improved the previous record of 3:49.01s held by fellow compatriot Wong Chee Kin held at Manila, the Philippines in 2005 with a new record of 3:22.21s.
Fraidden Dawan, also from Sarawak, continued to bring cheers when he took home a gold in the 200-metre men’s individual medley with a new record of 2:30.67s, erasing his previous mark of 2:32.46s achieved in Indonesia during the 2011 SEA Games in Jakarta.
Meanwhile in 10-pin bowling, newcomer former SMK Demak Baru student Nur Syazwani Marais contributed a gold medal to the Malaysian team on 20th September
after she won the women’s singles TPB4 (Learning/Intellectual Disability) after knocking down 1,015 pins over six games.