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MOHAMAD PUZI Mohamad Ridzuan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Malaysia   
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
F36, T36
Further Personal Information
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 during a school meet in Perlis, Malaysia.
Why this sport?
Athletics was a compulsory activity at his school. In 2004 he was spotted by coach Affizam Amdan during a talent search organised by the Malaysian Youth and Sports Ministry in Perils, Malaysia.
Name of coach
R Jaganathan [national], MAS
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Mr Dash (Strike for Excellence Facebook page, 31 Oct 2016)
Driving. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T36 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and breaking the T36 100m world record at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
He has sustained hamstring and groin injuries during is career. (, 05 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight for gold." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Best Asian Male Para Athlete by the Asian Paralympic Committee [APC]. He was the first Malaysian athlete to received the award. (, 04 Jan 2019)

He was voted Paralympic Athlete of the Year at the 2015 Malaysian National Sports Awards. (, 25 May 2016)

He received the 2015 Kesatria Terbilang Award from the United Malays National Organisation [UMNO]. (Institut Sukan Negara Malaysia Facebook page, 09 Dec 2016)

In 2015 he received a special excellence award from the Perlis Social Welfare Department in Malaysia. The honour was in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (, 16 Dec 2015)

He was Malaysia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore. (, 27 Nov 2015)
He was born with cerebral palsy, which was diagnosed when he was age one. (, 11 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 100m T36 12.07
4 2016 Long Jump T36 5.36
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 200m T36  DNS
11 2015 Long Jump T36 2.82
1 2015 100m T36 12.08
4 2015 200m T36 25.04
4 2017 200m T36 25.21
2 2017 100m T36 12.15
3 2019 100m T36 11.97
9 2019 400m T36 1:01.55
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T36 12.38
1 2014 Long Jump T36/37/38 5.42
2 2014 200m T36 26.27
1 2018 100m T36 11.87
1 2018 400m T36 59.36
1 2018 Long Jump T36 5.49