Ridzuan Puzi determined to train harder to defend paralympics gold medal

Last update: 07/02/2019

SEPANG, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- After being recognised as the Best Asian Male Athlete  for 2018, national elite Paralympic athlete Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi is determined to defend his gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Mohamad Ridzuan, 31, who is fondly known as Dik Wan, received the award from the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in recognition of his outstanding performances in the Asian region on Tuesday.

He was Malaysia’s first ever gold medallist in Paralympics, winning the 100m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

He considers the APC recognition as the most rewarding award as it showed that his efforts were being appreciated not only in the country but also at the Asian level.

“Thank you to all, including my family, coaches, the National Sports Council (MSN), the Youth and Sports Ministry and everyone for always supporting me,

“This struggle is meaningless without your support,” he told reporters on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Dubai today.....