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Ahmad Solihim Mohd Nor

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Languages
English, Malay
Higher education
History, Islamic Studies - University of Malaya: Kuala Lumpur, MAS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
"When I was in elementary school, I loved playing football and the [sporting] activity made me used to socialising with peers who were not impaired."
Name of coach
R Jeganathan [national]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Representing the country is my responsibility." (thestar.com.my, 21 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with a right arm impairment. (hmetro.com.my, 30 Oct 2018; thestar.com.my, 21 Sep 2017)
Other information
STUDIES BREAK
He took a two-year break from his studies at the University of Malaya between 2015 and 2017 to focus his attention on preparing for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He went on to win a gold medal in the T45/46 100m at the event. "I sacrificed my university studies for two years to chase for the gold. I'm glad it paid off. I took the break to focus on improving my endurance and stamina. It's not easy to juggle between studies and training." (hmetro.com.my, 30 Oct 2018; thestar.com.my, 21 Oct 2018; thestar.com.my, 21 Sep 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied for a degree in sports management at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "Education adds value to your sporting career. Hopefully one day I can help raise the standard of Para athlete development. Talent scouting for disabled sportsmen need improvement because unlike our able-bodied counterparts, we don't have many tournaments to shine." (hmetro.com.my, 30 Oct 2018; thestar.com.my, 21 Oct 2018; thestar.com.my, 21 Sep 2017)