Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has congratulated Malaysian para-athlete Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli for setting a new world record and winning a gold medal in the F20 shot put event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London on Saturday. (File pix)

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has congratulated Malaysian para-athlete Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli for setting a new world record and winning a gold medal in the F20 shot put event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London on Saturday.

“Congratulations @yardzolkefli in winning the gold medal in #London2017 and once again breaking the world record! #kebanggaanku #Negaraku #MAS,” said the prime minister in a post on his official Twitter site today.

The event at London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, saw Ziyad achieving a throw of 17.29 metres, breaking his own world record of 16.48m which he created at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last year.

The silver medal went to Stalin David Mosquera from Ecuador with a distance of 16.61m; while gold medallist at the 2012 Paralympics, Tod Hodgetts of Australia, took the bronze with a throw of 15.94m. – BERNAMA

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