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Azhari Abdullah

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
SH-VI

Further personal information

Family
Sons Azril and Emat
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1996. He took up Para shooting in 2009.
Why this sport?
"I was an avid shooter before my eyesight started degenerating. It was not difficult to transition to blind shooting as I saw my eyesight getting poorer and started planning for a life without my vision."
Name of coach
Zamil Ahmad Murad [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Malaysia

General interest

Famous relatives
His younger brother Amir has also represented Malaysia in shooting Para sport. (themalaymailonline.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (themalaymailonline.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He began to lose his sight in 2003 due to macular dystrophy. His brother Amir has the same condition. (themalaymailonline.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER ROLES
He served as a shooting coordinator at the 2001 South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the assistant manager of the Malaysian shooting team at the Games. He has also served as the president of the Blind Football Association [BFAM], deputy assistant at the Malaysian Blind Sports Association and vice president of Malaysian Association for the Blind [MAB]. (Facebook profile, 04 May 2020; hmetro.com.my, 28 Jun 2019; sarawakvoice.com, 23 May 2017; thestar.com.my, 31 Mar 2017; themalaymailonline.com, 12 Sep 2016)

MILITARY EDUCATION
He trained at the Royal Military College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Facebook profile, 18 Nov 2016)