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Malaysia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Malaysia sent athletes to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The country qualified athletes in archery, cycling, sailing, wheelchair tennis, athletics and swimming. This is considered as Malaysia's best performance at the Paralympics, winning the Gold medal for the first time.

Malaysia at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Malaysia.svg
IPC code MAS
NPC Malaysian Paralympic Council
Website www.paralympic.org.my (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 21 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Abdul Latif Romly
Medals
Ranked 36th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 0 1 4
Summer Paralympics appearances

Contents

FundingEdit

The National Sports Council in Malaysia identified 61 Paralympic qualifying events in 13 sports for the 2016 Summer Paralympics and provided them with funding assistance to athletes to compete in them as part of their qualifying campaigns. They also provided local training for athletes.[1]

MedallistsEdit

The following Malaysian competitors won medals at the Games.

ArcheryEdit

Archery was one of the sports where competitors benefited from the funding of the National Sports Council in Malaysia to try to qualify for the 2016 Games.[1]

Men's
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Hasihin Sanawi Individual recurve open 567 25   Sawicki (POL)
L 0-6
Did not advance
Yuhaizam Yahaya Individual compound open 622 30   Nori (IRI)
L 126-136
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Men's track events
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Mohamad Faizal Aideal Suhaimi 100 m T13 11.30 6 Did not advance
100 m T12 Did not startNote 1
Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi 100 m T36 N/A 12.07 PR  
Nasharuddin Mohd 400 m T20 51.75 5 Did not advance
Krishna Kumar Hari Das 400 m T38 59.07 SB 4 Did not advance

^Note 1 Mohamad Faizal Aideal Suhaimi was originally qualified for T12 event but later recategorised to T13 event.[2]

Men's field events
Athlete Events Final Rank
Abdul Latif Romly Long jump T20 7.60 WR  
Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi Long jump T36 5.36 4
Amir Firdauss Jamaluddin Long jump T38 4.87 9
Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli Shot put F20 16.84 WR  
Women's track events
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin 400 m T20 58.96 1Q RR 58.55 4
Women's field events
Athlete Events Final Rank
Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin Long jump T20 4.91 4
Siti Noor Radiah Ismail 5.20 RR  

Legend: DSQ =Disqualified Fn =False Start IPC 17.8 =Disqualified by rule IPC 17.8 PB =Personal Best PR =Paralympic Record RR =Regional Record SB =Seasonal Best WR =World Record

CyclingEdit

With one pathway for qualification being one highest ranked NPCs on the UCI Para-Cycling male and female Nations Ranking Lists on 31 December 2014, Malaysia qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.[3][4]

Men's track cycling event
Athlete Events Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Afiq Afify Rizan
(Faizal Mohd Noh - pilot)
Men's B 1000m Time Trial N/A DNS
Men's B 4000m Time Trial 4:51.906 14 Did not advance

Legend: DNS =Did not start PR =Paralympic Record WR =World Record

Men's road event
Athlete Events Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Mohd Khairul Hazwan Wahab
(Muhamad Rauf Nur Misbah - pilot)
Men's Time Trial B N/A 40:06.96 18
Men's Road Race B N/A 2:41:52 14

PowerliftingEdit

Athlete Events Qualification Final
Time Rank Results Rank
Jong Yee Khie Men's -97kg N/A 202 7
Mohd Shahmil Md Saad Men's -107kg N/A 196 8

SailingEdit

One pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top seven finish at the 2015 Combined World Championships in a medal event where the country had not already qualified through via the 2014 IFDS Sailing World Championships. Malaysia qualified for the 2016 Games under this criteria in the SKUD 18 event with a sixteenth-place finish overall and the seventh country who had not qualified via the 2014 Championships. The boat was crewed by Nurul Amilin Balawi and Junell Mustafah.[5][6][7]

Athlete Event Race Net points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Al Mustakim Matrin 1-Person Keelboat (2.4mR) 14 9 DNF 10 10 15 15 15 13 15 15 131 14

Legend: DNF =Did not finish

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Jamery Siga Men's 50m Butterfly - S5 42.87 5 Did not advance
Men's 50m Freestyle - S5 38.79 6 Did not advance
Men's 100m Freestyle - S5 1:23.44 5 Did not advance

Table TennisEdit

Men's individual
Athlete Event Group stage Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final/BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamad Azwar Bakar Individual C10   Mateo Boheas (FRA)
L 1-3
  Ge Yang (CHN)
L 0-3
3 Did not advance

Wheelchair tennisEdit

Malaysia qualified one competitor in the men's single event, Abu Samah Borhan. This slot came about via a Bipartite Commission Invitation place.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Abu Samah Borhan Men's singles   Alfie Hewett (GBR)
L 0-6, 1-6
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "NSC to help paralympians qualify for Rio". UAE Interact. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/09/172121/rio-paralympics-change-category-recurring-injury-troubles-national-athletes
  3. ^ "CYCLING QUALIFICATION" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ranking — PARA — Cycling 2014". UCI. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sailing Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "SKUD 18". Royal Yacht Club Victoria. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ten countries guarantee their place in the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition". Rio 2016 Official Website. 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "ITF announces singles entries for Rio 2016 Paralympics". ITF Tennis. ITF Tennis. June 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.