Convoy To Celebrate The Return Of Our Paralympians

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“They have surpassed all our expectations and will be given a golden heroes welcome,”

We’ve read all about their achievements. We shared their videos all over Facebook and cheered when our Malaysian Paralympic team bagged three gold medals and one bronze medal.

Our amazing three gold medalists are Mohamad Rizuan Mohamad Puzi (Men’s 100m sprint T36/F36), Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli (Men’s shot put T20/F20 – World Record 16.29m) and Abdul Latif Romly (Men’s long jump T20/F20).

credit: The Star

credit: The Star

Noor Radiah Ismail won the bronze medal in the Women’s Long jump T20/F20.

credit : Utusan

credit : Utusan

Although Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin who came in fourth in the final during the Women’s 400 m sprint T20, she did manage to set the new Asian record of 58.96s in the second heats.

credit : TheStar

credit : TheStar

Heroes’ Welcome

This Thursday, Malaysians will get the chance to meet and cheer for our Paralympians upon their return from Rio de Janeiro. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced that the Malaysian Paralympic contingent will be given a heroes’ welcome when they return home.

The festivities are expected to start at around 2pm, while the Paralympians would be welcomed with a water salute as they arrive at 3pm. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is also expected to be present to make a speech.

While the Malaysian Olympic team had the National Day parade, our Paralympic team will have this victory convoy set up just for them. The celebratory parade will start at 5pm in an open-top bus from Jalan Tun Razak to KLCC on Jalan Ampang, at 5.30pm.

The convoy will stop at the entrance of the Petronas Philharmonic Hall at KLCC, before heading towards Pavillion Mall at Jalan Bukit Bintang via Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan. Each stop lasts only about 15 minutes.

The parade will end at the Paralympics Sports Centre of Excellence in Kampung Pandan, where the Paralympians would hold celebrations with their friends and family, he said.

Proud Malaysians

So if you’re in the area or heading down to town, do come out and join the convoy. Show your support and appreciation for our Paralympic team. Below is a map that marks out their route around the KL City centre. So far there has been no mention of road closures, but I expect there would be a slow down in traffic during the parade itself.

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credit – Malaysiakini

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