Malaysia enjoy golden day of athletics at Singapore 2015 ASEAN Para Games

Muhamad Ashraf Bin Muhammad Haisham was one of seven track and field gold medallists for Malaysia today, winning the men’s 800 metres T46 in a Games record time ©Suki Singh/SAPGOC

Malaysia won seven golds on the second day of athletics action at the ASEAN Para Games in Singapore to keep the pressure on medal table leaders Thailand.

Thailand head the overall medal table with 27 golds, 26 silvers and 29 bronzes, but Malaysia have the edge in athletics with 12 golds to Thailand’s 11.

In the morning session at the Singapore National Stadium, Malaysia’s Mohd Hisham Bin Khaironi won the men’s javelin F12/13 with a throw of 47.64 metres before compatriots Amir Firdauss Bin Jamaluddin and Hemala Devi Eni Kutty claimed the men’s long jump F37/38 and women’s shot put F11/12, posting 5.09m and 10.24m respectively.

There was further success for Malaysia in the afternoon as Umi Syuhadah Binti Idris won the women’s shot put F35/36/37 with a throw of 7.59m and Doriah Poulus won the same sport’s F42/43/44 event after registering 8.90m.

Malaysia’s golden day was complete after Felicia Binti Mikat claimed the women’s 400m T13 title with a time of 1min 11.96sec and Muhamad Ashraf Bin Muhammad Haisham set a Games record time of 2:03.67 on his way to winning the men’s 800m T46.