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Abdul Latif Romly



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 during a school meet in Perlis, Malaysia.
Why this sport?
At age six he would run with his older sister to her school and watch her while she did high jump training. When he started school he began practising athletics as it was a compulsory activity.
Name of coach
R Jaganathan [national]; Mohd Syahrul Amri Suhaimi [national], MAS

International debut

Competing for
Asian Para Games
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal and setting a world record in the T20 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
In early 2019 he sustained an injury to his left knee and missed a number of national events in Malaysia. He returned to competition in May at the 2019 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships. (, 03 May 2019; Astro Awani YouTube channel, 28 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight for gold." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Sportsman of the Year at the Malaysian Sports Awards. He was the first Para athlete to have received the award. (, 26 Apr 2017)

He was Malaysia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)

He received the 2015 Special Education Award from the Malaysian Schools Sports Council. (, 29 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He competed in the able-bodied 100m sprint at the 2020 Perak All-Comers in Malaysia. (, 23 Feb 2020;, 07 Feb 2020)
Famous relatives
His older brother Mohd Hafidz has played football as a goalkeeper in the Malaysia Super League. (, 13 Sep 2016)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 06 Mar 2020)
His intellectual impairment was identified in pre-school. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 1