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ZULKAFLY Muhammad
Sport Para swimming
NPC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.80 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sarawak
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2015 in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Why this sport?
He first tried Para swimming as a recovery therapy. "I am grateful for my mother, for taking me to the recovery centre in Sarawak. This [Para swimming] all began at the centre. I finally got my life back after a year of despair."
Club / Team
Sarawak [MAS] / Bukit Jalil [MAS]: Malaysia
Name of coach
Li Xin Xin [national], CHN; Sarini Kedri [Sarawak], MAS
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Malaysia
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Nicknames
Sepul (Facebook profile, 08 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S5 50m freestyle event at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family and coach. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Borneo Facebook page, 05 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2012, which resulted in an impairment to his legs. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 50m Freestyle S5 33.20
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:56.55
7 2019 200m Freestyle S5 2:59.47
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S5 49.37
5 2019 100m Freestyle S5 1:15.39
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 50m Backstroke S5 43.32
2 2018 100m Freestyle S5 1:17.28
6 2018 50m Butterfly S5 53.13
2 2018 200m Freestyle S5 3:02.57
1 2018 50m Freestyle S5 34.09
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:42.41