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Paralympic gold medallist Abdul Latif to return home only after injury rehab

SEPANG, Sept 6 — Despite lacking his household dearly, two-time Paralympic gold medallist Abdul Latif Romly (T20 (mental impairment) lengthy leap), may have to wait just a bit longer earlier than returning to his home in Beseri, Perlis.

After finishing his necessary 14-day quarantine interval, the 24-year-old lengthy leap champion desires to endure rehabilitation for a groin injury that he suffered whereas trying his fourth leap in the course of the finals in Tokyo, earlier than returning to meet his dad and mom in October.

“Maybe I’ll take every week or two to get well. Now my situation is okay, there may be only a slight tear of about 2.5 cm. Maybe stage two only, it’s not very critical,” he mentioned throughout a short press convention session on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) upon arriving from Tokyo, at this time.

Abdul Latif grew to become the only nationwide athlete to have efficiently defended his Paralympic gold medal when he gained gold with a leap of seven.45m.

Meanwhile, one other Tokyo Paralympic gold medalist, Cheah Liek Hou mentioned he was excited to make historical past when he grew to become the primary participant ever to win the Paralympic gold within the males’s singles SU5 (bodily impairment) class as badminton made its debut on the Tokyo Paralympics.

Liek Hou mentioned, nevertheless, he couldn’t promise to defend the gold on the 2024 Paris Games, contemplating the very fact he can be 36 on the time.

Commenting on his success of beating foremost rival Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia, who can be the world primary, within the remaining, Liek Hou mentioned he was helped by his expertise of enjoying in huge tournaments.

“Maybe he misplaced to me as a result of there may be an excessive amount of stress in huge competitions like this,” he mentioned. — eNM

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