NAYPYITAW, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- National powerlifter Mohd Shahmil Md Saad, who contested in the men's over 107kg category, emerged as Malaysia's last gold medal contributor at the 7th Asean Para Games here today.
With the gold medal from Mohd Shahmil, Malaysia completed its campaign with a total of 49 gold, 46 silver and 37 bronze medals - one gold short from the 50-gold target.
"The competitions at the Asean Para Games this year are quite tough compared to the previous games in Solo, Indonesia. Participants from other countries had also showed tremendous improvement in terms of weight lifted.
"I came here with the aim to complete a lift of 201kg but I failed," he told Bernama at the Boxing Indoor Stadium here Sunday.
The Kuantan-born 27-year-old athlete, however, succeeded in making a lift of 197kg, hence breaking his own personal record of 187kg, which he made in Solo in 2011.....