Asian Para Games: Bonnie leads the way as athletes continue to shine in Hangzhou

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia added another three gold medals to its haul at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games today.

In powerlifting, world and Paralympic champion Bonnie Bunyau Gustin left no room for surprises as he claimed the Under-72kg class gold with a 230kg lift - a new games record.

Track sprinter Ammar Aiman Nor Azmi also did the nation proud after clocking a new Asian and games record of 47.60s en route to winning the men's 400m T20 (intellectual impairment) gold medal.

Ahmad Fizzi Rosni claimed the bronze in the men's 400m T36 (movement and coordination impairment) event.

In boccia, Noor Askuzaimey Mat Salim emerged victorious in the women's individual BC4 (movement and coordination impairment) class final in which she defeated China's Lin Ximei 3-2.

Angeline Lawas and Lee Chee Hong both claimed silver in the women's individual BC1 and men's individual BC2 (both movement impairment) categories respectively.

In track cycling, Adi Raimie Amizazahan bagged silver in the men's 3,000m individual pursuit C3 (movement and coordination impairment) while Yusof Hafizi Shaharuddin claimed bronze in the men's men's 3,000m individual pursuit C1 (movement and coordination impairment).

In lawn bowls, Ayub Mohd clinched silver in the men's singles B2 (visual impairment) while Haszely Elias and Jariah Zakaria took home silver and bronze in the men's and women's singles B7 (physical impairment) events respectively.

Swimmer Nur Syaiful Zulkafli, who won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke SB4 (coordination impairment) on Monday, added bronze in the men's 100m freestyle today.

Malaysia remains in eighth place overall in the medal standings with a seven gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze haul to date.

Hosts China continue to lead the competition comfortably with a 118-96-86 haul. Iran (24-30-19) and Japan (20-21-28) are second and third.

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