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Bonnie Bunyau Gustin

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15.
Why this sport?
He followed his father into Para powerlifting.
Club / Team
Sarawak: Malaysia
Name of coach
Jamil Adam [national], MAS
Training Regime
He trains at the Malaysia Paralympic Sports Excellence Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Malaysia
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 65kg category at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (paralympic.org, 15 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family and friends. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi, Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named Best Para Athlete by the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia. (themalaysianreserve.com, 02 Sep 2020)
Famous relatives
His father Gustin Jenang competed in Para powerlifting at the 2010 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His older brother Bryan Junancey Gustin has also participated in the sport at international level. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019; pesifvg.com, 01 Feb 2016; theborneopost.com, 25 Aug 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jul 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
SPORT BEFORE STUDIES
In 2015 he quit school to focus on powerlifting. "I had no interest in studies. I just want to focus on powerlifting, and win medals for Malaysia." (thestar.com.my, 25 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00kg Final 2017-12-08 11