Indonesian para athletes continued to steal the limelight at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday (Sept 19).
With 28 gold medals on offer on Day 2 of the competition, the Indonesians made another golden haul of 11 gold medals to take their total catch to 20 gold medals, 10 silver and 10 bronze!
Putri Aulia once again hogged the limelight, eclipsing Malaysia’s Felicia Mikat, to the silver in the women’s 400m T13 race (visual impairment). Putri Aulia won the gold in 63.13s with teammate Ni Made Arianti winning silver.
Riadi Saputra retained the men’s discus F55 (wheel chair) by clearing a distance of 29.22m, leaving Vietnam’s Kieu Minh Trung and Phan Minh Vuong to the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Alan Sastra joined the gold-medal winning team with an outstanding performance in the men’s F57 discus (41.95m). Vietnamese Cao Ngoc Hung and Nguyen Be Hau won silver and bronze medals.
Others who contributed gold were Nanda Mei Sholihah (women’s 200m T46/47 – 27.43s) and Warmia Marto Samidi (women’s discus F42/43/44 – 26.66m).
Thailand athletes also had a fair share of the cake with Songphinit Suphacai raking the men’s 400m T11 (visual impairment) gold and Apisit Taprom winning the men’s 800m T37 (celebral palsy).
Timor Leste also won their first ever athletics gold medal through Teofilo Preitas in the men’s 800m T38 (celebral palsy) event.