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MOHAMAD PUZI Mohamad Ridzuan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Age33
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Malay
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
General Interest
Nicknames
Mr Dash (Strike for Excellence Facebook page, 31 Oct 2016)
Hobbies
Cars. (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)
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. (bernama.com, 04 Jan 2019)

He was voted Paralympic Athlete of the Year at the 2015 Malaysian National Sports Awards. He also received the 2015 Kesatria Terbilang Award from the United Malays National Organisation [UMNO], and a special excellence award from the Perlis Social Welfare Department in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (astroawani.com, 25 May 2016; Institut Sukan Negara Malaysia Facebook page, 09 Dec 2016; malaysiandigest.com, 16 Dec 2015)

He was Malaysia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore. (themalaymailonline.com, 27 Nov 2015)
Milestones
In 2016 he became the first Malaysian to win gold at a Paralympic Games when he won the men's T36 100m, around an hour before fellow Malaysian Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won gold in the men's F20 shot put. (paralympic.org, 10 Sep 2016, SportsDeskOnline, 01 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy, which was diagnosed at age one. (astroawani.com, 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
4 2021 100m T36 12.15
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