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GUSTIN Bonnie Bunyau
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthKampung Baru Mawang, MAS
Height1.32 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15.
Why this sport?
He followed his father into Para powerlifting.
Name of coach
Jamil Adam [national], MAS
Training Regime
He trains at the Malaysia Paralympic Sports Excellence Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Malaysia
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing video games. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family and friends. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi, Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019)
Injuries
He was affected by an injury to his left shoulder ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, but went on to win a gold medal at the Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2022; themalaysianreserve.com, 20 Jul 2022)
Awards and honours
He and squash player Aifa Azman were flag bearers for Malaysia at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (paralympic.org, 03 Aug 2022; thestar.com.my, 28 Jul 2022)

In 2019 he was named Best Para Athlete by the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia. (themalaysianreserve.com, 02 Sep 2020)
Milestones
He became the first Para powerlifter representing Malaysia to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games by winning the men's lightweight category at the 2022 Games in Birmingham, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2022; paralympic.org, 06 Aug 2022)

He became the first powerlifter representing Malaysia to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games when he triumphed in the men's 72kg category at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2022; paralympic.org, 28 Aug 2021)
Famous relatives
His father Gustin Jenang represented Malaysia in Para powerlifting at the 2010 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His older brother Bryan Junancey Gustin has also represented Malaysia in the sport and competed at the 2021 World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2022; paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019; pesifvg.com, 01 Feb 2016; theborneopost.com, 25 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
SPORT BEFORE STUDIES
In 2015 he quit school to focus on powerlifting. "I had no interest in studies. I just want to focus on powerlifting, and win medals for Malaysia." (thestar.com.my, 25 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2021 72kg 228.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2017 65kg 156.0
1 2019 65kg 207.0
1 2021 72kg 210.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Bench Press Lightweight 169.8
1 2022 Bench Press Lightweight 154.6
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 65kg 204