Asian Para Games: Contingent edge closer to 40-medal mark

KUALA LUMPUR: Gold eluded them for the second day in a row but national athletes are still able to add another six medals to the contingent's haul at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games today.

Hopes of a gold via the men's singles SU5 (phsyical impairment) category were dashed when Paralympic champion Cheah Liek Hou went down to Indonesia's Dheva Anrimusthi in the final.

Liek Hou's teammate Amin Burhanuddin also lost in the final of the men's singles SL4 (physical impairment), losing to India's Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj.

Cyclist Adi Raimie Amizazahan also contributed silver in the men's road race C1-3 (physical impairment) category.

Nur Azlia Syafinaz Mohd Zais and pilot Nurul Suhada Zainal have yet to win gold in Hangzhou but they picked up their fourth medal of the games after claiming bronze in the women's road race B (visual impairment).

Powerlifter Nicodemus Manggoi Moses also bagged bronze in the men's Under-97kg final.

Lawn bowlers Haszely Elias and Jariah Zakaria were third overall in the mixed pairs B7 (impaired balance) event.

Malaysia now won seven gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze so far and lies 11th overall in the medal table, two spots down from yesterday.

Hosts China continue to lead the competition by a country mile with a massive 196-159-138 haul.

Japan (39-44-56) have moved into second position with only a marginal advantage over Iran (39-39-37).

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