SARAWAK’s paralympic athletes have capped off a brilliant sporting year for the State with an impressive haul at the recent 6th SEA Paralympic Games in Solo, Indonesia.
A total of 18 athletes from the State bagged 11 gold, six silver and 12 bronze medals.
This was a major contribution to Malaysia’s overall haul of 51 gold, 36 silver and 45 bronze — placing the country third overall.
One of our State’s top stars was Fraidden Dawan who struck gold in the men’s 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle for the S10 category. He also set new records for all three events!
Fellow swimmer Razak Tambi, who won the gold for the 50m and 100m breaststroke (SB9), also set new records in the process. Razak also won a bronze in the 50m freestyle (S10).
The team also won a gold through Zul Amirul Sidi Abdullah in the 50m breaststroke (S5). He also managed a bronze in the 100m freestyle (S5).
Other swimmers who won medals were Julius Jaranding [silver: men’s 50m breaststroke (SB13)]; David Wangyu Kulek [silver: 50m butterfly (SB8) and bronze in the 50m freestyle (SB8)]; and Mohd Zamry Sapiee [silver: 50m freestyle (S7)].
The other Sarawak medal winners were:
- Badminton: Nabilah Ahmad Sharif (women’s singles gold – standing BMSTL2; and bronze in mixed doubles – standing BMSTL and women’s singles – standing BMSTL3
- Badminton: Suhaili Laiman and Cheah Liek Hou (men’s doubles gold – standing BMSTL5
- Weightlifting: Fatimah Wagimin (women’s 67.5kg bronze)
- Bowling: Wong Kee Soon (mixed doubles TPB9 gold and trios-TPB8 + TPB9 + TPB10 gold; bronze mixed singles TPB9
- Ping-pong: Mohd Nazizul Hamzah (men’s doubles bronze – Class 6-10; men’s doubles bronze – Class 7; and men’s team bronze – Class 6-7.
- Athletics: David Machang – Gold (Javelin F35) and silver (discus F35). He also broke the records for both events.
- Athletics: Bajuri Ladis – silver (Javelin F35) and shotput F35 bronze and discus F35 bronze
- Athletics: Batricia Rachael Sentau – shotput F46 bronze. She also set a new record.
- Athletics: Law King Kiew – Javelin F55 silver and bronze from discus F55 and shotput F55.
Well done to all our athletes this year. You have indeed done us proud. Continue to fly the flag of Sarawak high in 2012. We look forward to celebrating your achievements together as Sarawakians.
The report from The Borneo Post:
State paralympians stamp mark at meet
KUCHING: Sarawak’s athletes have again lived up to expectations by doing well at the 6th SEA Paralympic Games in Solo, Indonesia from Dec 12 to 21.
The state’s 18 athletes captured a total of 11 gold, six silver and 12 bronze medals to contribute to Malaysia’s third overall standing at the games with 51 golds, 36 silvers and 45 bronzes.
Swimming delivered the best results with six golds, three silvers and three bronzes.
Swimming team manager Ahmad Osman, who was very pleased with the performance, said Fraidden Dawan was the best performer as he
splashed to three gold medals in the men’s 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle in the S10 category.
Fraidden also created new records in the three events.
“Other swimmers who also excelled were Razak Tambi and Zul Amirul Sidi Abdullah,” Ahmad added.
Razak won the golds in the 50m and 100m breaststroke (SB9), breaking records in the process and swam to a bronze in the 50m freestyle (S10) while Amirul was the gold medallist in the 50m breaststroke (S5) and bronze medallist in the 100m freestyle (S5).
Meanwhile, Julius Jaranding won silver in the men’s 50m breaststroke (SB13) while David Wangyu Kulek won silver in the 50m butterfly (SB8) and bronze in the 50m freestyle (SB8) and Mohd Zamry Sapiee bagged the silver in the 50m freestyle (S7).
“We are very proud of the best achievement of our swimmers at the games in Solo,” said Ahmad.
In other sports, shuttler Nabilah Ahmad Sharif won the women’s singles gold (standing BMSTL2) and bronzes in mixed doubles (standing BMSTL) and women’s singles (standing BMSTL3) while her teammate Suhaili Laiman partnered Cheah Liek Hou to win the gold in the men’s doubles (standing BMSTL5), and powerlifter Fatimah Wagimin lifted bronze in the women’s 67.5kg.
Bowling yielded two golds (mixed doubles TPB9 and trios-TPB8 + TPB9 + TPB10) and a bronze (mixed singles TPB9) from Wong Kee Soon while paddler Mohd Nazizul Hamzah captured bronzes in the men’s doubles (Class 6-10), men’s doubles (Class 7) and men’s team (Class 6-7).
David Machang won the only gold in athletics via javelin F35 and silver in the discus F35 as well as breaking the old records in both events.
Bajuri Ladis struck silver in the javelin F35 and won two bronzes through shotput F35 and discus F35 while his female counterpart Batricia Rachael Sentau heaved to a shotput (F46) bronze and breaking the record.
The other woman athlete Law King Kiew also won a silver from javelin (F55) and bronzes from discus (F55) and shotput (F55).