The 2016 Summer Paralympics was held from 7 – 18 September 2016. Malaysia fielded 21 competitors in 9 sports and our Paralympians delivered their best performance yet, scoring Malaysia’s first Paralympic gold medal.

2016 performance

Gold: Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi

Athletics Men’s 100m T36/F36 (cerebral palsy)

Mohamad Ridzuan made his debut in 2011, going on to win titles at the Asian Para Games (2014) and World Para Athletics Championships/IPC Athletics World Championships (2015).

Gold: Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli

Athletics Men’s Shot put T20/F20 (intellectual disabilities)

Muhammad Ziyad previously won bronze in the 2012 Paralympics, as well as titles in the 2013 World Para Athletics Championships and 2014 Asian Para Games. He was crowned National Paralympian Sportsman of the Year at the Malaysian Sports Awards 2017 for his achievements. Ziyad is the current world record holder with a throw of 17.29 m – a distance he set in 2017, breaking the record he previously set during the 2016 Paralympics.

Gold: Abdul Latif Romly

Athletics Men’s Long Jump T20/F20 (intellectual disabilities)

11 September 2016 goes down in history as the day Abdul Latif broke his own long jump record three times in the same day, going on to clinch another gold for Malaysia. He was also selected to be Malaysia’s flag bearer during the Paralympics opening ceremony.

Bronze: Siti Noor Radiah Ismail

Athletics Women’s Long jump T20/F20 (intellectual disabilities)

Siti Noor Radiah is the first female Malaysian competitor to win a medal in athletics. She was previously named Female Paralympian of the Year at the Malaysian Sports Awards 2016.

Malaysia’s Paralympics 2016 athletes


  • Hasihin Sanawi (recurve)
  • Yuhaizam Yahaya (compound)

Athletics – Men’s track events

  • Mohamad Faizal Aideal Suhaimi (100 m)
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi (100 m)
  • Nasharuddin Mohd (400 m)
  • Krishna Kumar Hari Das (400 m)

Athletics – Men’s field events

  • Abdul Latif Romly (long jump)
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi (long jump)
  • Amir Firdauss Jamaluddin (long jump)
  • Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli (shot put)

Athletics – women’s track events

  • Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin (400 m)

Athletics – women’s field events

  • Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin (long jump)
  • Siti Noor Radiah Ismail (long jump)


  • Afiq Afify Rizan (Faizal Mohd Noh – pilot) (men’s track cycling)
  • Mohd Khairul Hazwan Wahab (Muhamad Rauf Nur Misbah – pilot) (men’s road cycling)


  • Jong Yee Khie (men’s 97kg)
  • Mohd Shahmil Md Saad (men’s 107kg)


  • Al Mustakim Matrin


  • Jamery Siga (men’s 50m butterfly, men’s 50m freestyle, men’s 100m freestyle)

Table tennis

  • Mohamad Azwar Bakar (Individual)

Wheelchair tennis

  • Abu Samah Borhan