Fatimah: Bonnie, Mohd Adib gold-winning feats sure to spur on para-athletes in Sukma Para Games

Bonnie (left) and Mohd Adib (right). Photo credit: Majlis Sukan Negara Malaysia Facebook

KUCHING, Aug 5: The achievements of powerlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and swimmer Mohd Adib Iqbal Abdullah at the 11th Asean Para Games in Indonesia where they both won a gold medal for the nation will serve as an inspiration for other para-athletes.

This is particularly true for those who will be competing in the coming Sukma Para Games taking place in November this year, said Minister for Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.

She also extended her congratulations to the two Sarawakian para-athletes for their recent success.

“The success of Bonnie and Mohd Adib is sure to give a large dose of motivation and inspiration to other OKU (disabled) athletes, especially those who will be competing in the Sukma Para Games from Nov 1 to 6 in Kuala Lumpur to strive for victory for themselves and making Sarawak proud.

“The Sarawak Contingent is aiming to become the champion for the 14th time in the Sukma Para Games,” she said in a statement today.

Yesterday, Bonnie delivered the fourth gold medal for Malaysia at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, earning 154.6 points in a new Games record following lifts of 210kg, 216kg and 220kg at the National Exhibition Centre in West Midlands.

The 23-year-old also made history as the first Malaysian para-athlete to win a title at the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, national swimmer Mohd Adib also set a new Games record en route to bagging the gold medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB14 (intellectual impairment) at the 11th Asean Para Games in Solo, Indonesia three days ago (Aug 2). — DayakDaily