PETALING JAYA: Bonnie Bunyau Gustin made Malaysia proud after smashing the world document within the males’s above 72kg class en path to taking gold within the Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai.
The gold was already Bonnie’s for the taking after nobody was capable of beat his second raise of 221kg and the 20-year-old then determined to go for the world document of 229kg held by Iranian Rostami Roohallah since 2019.
The bar was raised to 230kg for his last raise and Kuching-born Bonnie took up the problem efficiently to say a brand new world document.
China’s Hu Peng took silver with 214kg whereas Nigeria’s Harmless Nnamdi, the bronze medallist on the final Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, positioned third with 213kg.
It was the second Para Powerlifting World Cup win this 12 months for Bonnie as he lifted 226kg when putting first within the males’s above 72kg class in Bangkok in Might.
Together with his newest achievement, Bonnie ought to be heading to Tokyo because the No. 1 ranked para lifter in his class.
Bonnie and Jong Yee Khie, the 2014 Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist in Glasgow, are the one Malaysians despatched for the Dubai task, which is the final qualifying occasion for Tokyo Paralympics.