Ziyad Zolkefli Wins Bronze Shot Put 15.21m London Paralympic 2012

>> September 08, 2012


Malaysian Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli has proven that he is one of the top shot putters in the World by taking bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The 22-year-old who stands 6'0" metres tall threw to a personal best distance of 15.21m in the F20 category (intellectual disability) with the 7.26kg standard implement today (yesterday in London 7.09.2012).

The effort has bettered his previous best 14.51m set in Kuala Lumpur in May this year, and now ranks no. 6 in Southeast Asian Rankings in "regular category" this year (as of now).

In last June he won the gold medal in German National Paralympics  in a distance of 13.79m. He also won the ASEAN Paralympics in Solo Indonesia last December in 14.41m (= No. 10 in SEA Rankings for 2011).

The gold medal was won by Australia's Todd Hodgetts with a World record 16.29m, and silver medal goes to Sweden's Jeffery Ige (15.50m).

Update of Malaysian All-Time Rankings for Shot Put (as at 08.09.2012)

17.53
Adi Alifuddin Hussin
  TER
040988
2
Palembang INA
13.11.11
16.67
Mohd Nazar Abdul Rahim
  PRK
300371
1
Penang
19.08.95
16.26
Petira Ghani
  SAB
041272
1
Kuala Lumpur
29.10.94
16.18
Arjan Singh
  PRK
220466
1
Kuala Lumpur
22.08.89
15.21
Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli
  SEL
150390
3
London GBR
07.09.12
15.10
Mohd Hafiz Hashim
  PAH
030386
1
Serdang
08.06.10
15.10
Alif Hanif Mohd Affendi
TER
120192
2
Serdang
19.05.12
14.93
Ngu Kit Min
  SAR
201177
4
Penang
21.07.00
14.90
M. Hasrul Nizam Yaakob
  SEL
041085
4
Penang
21.09.06


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