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.
Veteran bowler Abu Bakar Nyat (pic) is the oldest para-athlete in the Malaysian contingent for the Asian Para Games and he has always delivered. And it was only fitting that the 51-year-old chief clerk of the Bertam Hulu Secondary School in Melaka was named as the flag bearer for the Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, from Oct 6-13.