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ZUL AMIRUL SIDI Anas
Sport Para swimming
NPC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Age19
Place of BirthParoi, MAS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Languages
Malay
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by his father, who was a Paralympic swimmer. "I loved to swim and always wanted to be an athlete like my dad. But at the same time I was scared to death of water. So to 'heal' that, he threw me into Sarawak River and whatever it was I needed to swim in order to survive. Apparently, his tactic worked. I was scared and shivered from the fear of drowning, but it was the most meaningful experience."
Club / Team
Negeri Sembilan: Malaysia
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His father Zul Amirul Sidi Abdullah. (malaymail.com, 20 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
His father Zul Amirul Sidi Abdullah. (malaymail.com, 20 Sep 2017)
Famous relatives
His father Zul Amirul Sidi Abdullah represented Malaysia at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org, 06 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (utusan.com.my, 20 Sep 2017)
Other information
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
His victory in the 100m freestyle S14 at the 2017 Para ASEAN Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was marked by his father's last competition, who also competed at the Games in the S5 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke events. "[The 2017 Para ASEAN Games] is my first major competition. I shed tears not only for my gold, but also for my father's persistence in encouraging me to take up the sport." His father said, "Nineteen years in the sport is enough for me. So, it's very nice to bid farewell by witnessing my son's gold medal." (utusan.com.my, 20 Sep 2017; malaymail.com, 20 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 200m Freestyle S14 2:16.62
8 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:10.60
8 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:04.37