Outrage after Malaysian shot putter stripped of Paralympic gold for turning up late – Asia – South China Morning Post

Outrage after Malaysian shot putter stripped of Paralympic gold for turning up late – Asia – South China Morning Post

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The International Paralympic Committee has defended a decision to disqualify a Malaysian shot putter for turning up late, leading to him being stripped of a gold medal, as anger erupted in his homeland.Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli was allowed to compete in the F20 final in Tokyo on Tuesday despite being late, and went on to win a gold medal and break the world record.But he was later disqualified, along with two other athletes, by officials who determined they had no good reason for their late…Read More

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