Heroic welcome for Malaysian Paralympians
Malaysian Paralympics received a hero’s welcome yesterday as thousands of fans gathered in front of the Petronas Twin Towers to celebrate their return!
As the heroes touched down at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), hundreds of supports donning black and yellow attire were already waiting for them at KLIA's Kompleks Bunga Raya.
The Paralympic heroes who brought home a historic three gold medals and a bronze medal, arrived in an open top bus for the victory parade which was organised by the Youth and Sports Ministry, and they are welcomed with chants of “Malaysia Boleh”.
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“The story of our contingent’s to the Rio Paralympics 2016 is a story I want to make a stimulus for all Malaysians so we can stand even taller,” said Prime Minister Najib who were also there to welcome the athletes.
“It’s something for us to be proud about, and it will push us to work even harder,” he said to The Malay Mail.
At the recently concluded Rio Paralympic Games, Malaysia won three golds via Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli and Abdul Latif Romly, and a bronze medal via Siti Noor Radiah Ismail.
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(Main photo source: Khairy Jamaluddin's Twitter)