His limited mobility due to his amputated leg posed no obstacle to Ahmad Nazri Hamzah to learn how to scuba dive.
Ahmad Nazri, 28, who was diagnosed with bone cancer during his teens and had his left leg amputated above the knee, took up scuba diving with Dive Heart Malaysia ambassador Syed Abd Rahman Syed Hassan.
It was a dream come true for paraplegic Nurul Fathiah Jamaluddin, 30, to participate in an open water scuba diving course in the waters surrounding Pulau Bidong, Terengganu.
“While my movements are somewhat restricted on the ground, I am able to overcome my fears and move freely in water which is an exhilarating experience,” said the native from Banting, Selangor.
After a slow start to the competition, Malaysian athletes set two world records as they began to rake in the gold medals at the Indonesia Asian Para Games today. Ridzuan Puzi won the 100m T36 event in 11.87 seconds at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium to erase the world record of 11.90s set by Russia’s Evgenii Shvetcov at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon.
With the 2018 Asian Para Games underway and para athletes demonstrating their grit and determination, motorcycle taxis for the disabled have been provided to transport spectators and athletes. Near gate five of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, there are two kinds of motorcycle taxis for the disabled parked waiting for customers. The first kind has an additional wagon attached while the second is a modified tricycle.