ARCHER Hasihin Sanawi aims to be the World No 1 in four years' time before the crunch in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.
His silver medal victory at the recent London Paralympics in the individual recurve W1/W2 category (in wheelchair) catapulted him from 20th to fourth in the world ranking.
Hasihin, 27, said he has resolved to lift the gold at the Brazil Paralympics.
Speaking to reporters on arrival at the KL International Airport yesterday, he said given the option for an award, he wished for a house of his own.
On his achievement, Hasihin said he was driven by words of encouragement from national archery ace Mohd Salam Sidik who died of heart attack last year.
Meanwhile, bronze medallist Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli said his victory in the shot put F20 (learning disabilities) had inspired him to train harder to reach for gold.
"I was surprised that I hurled to a distance of 15.21 metres as it was beyond my reach before.
"God willing, I am confident I might be able to add three more metres to the throw in four years' time at the Brazil Paralympic Games," he said, adding that he dared not promise the colour of the medal he would win then.
Both will have help in reaching their targets as they will get a monthly training allowance like that of normal athletes, said National Sports Council (NSC) director-general Datuk Zolkples Embong.
Zolkples said they were entitled to receive a monthly training allowance of RM2,500 and the Athletes Incentive Scheme (Shakam) cash rewards of RM200,000 for silver and RM100,000 for bronze.
"In addition, the duo are already getting facilities like accommodation, equipment, food and drinks," said Zolkples.
Zolkples, who was the Malaysian chef-de-mission at the London Paralympics, hoped Hasihin and Muhammad Ziyad's achievements would inspire other paralympic athletes.
"I also hope Hasihin and Muhammad Ziyad can help convince parents with disabled children to encourage them to take up sports seriously," added Zolkples. Bernama