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Muhammad Diroy Noordin

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
Sengkang, SGP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay
Higher education
Graphic Design - ITE College Central: Singapore

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 while he was at school.
Why this sport?
He previously played football with Singapore's cerebral palsy team, despite not having the impairment. Singapore Disability Sports Council's [SDSC] manager Loh Ngiap Kiang suggested he take up shot put and javelin. "It was Loh who encouraged me to take up those two field sports, as I was eligible to take part in them due to my disability. He also advised me not to pursue CP football, as I will not be able to join up with the team when they go to competitions due to me being of a different [impairment] category altogether."
Name of coach
Muhammad Hosni Bin Muhamad

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Singapore

General interest

Nicknames
Diroyland (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Sports, design. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Getting the opportunity to compete overseas. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay strong." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named the Sportsman of the Year at the Singapore Disability Sports Awards. (straitstimes.com, 07 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (straitstimes.com, 14 Feb 2020)
Other information
SUPPORT
In 2020 he received Singapore's Sports Excellence Scholarship [spexScholarship], which provides support and aids the athletes' education, career and personal growth. (in.finance.yahoo.com, 01 Apr 2020; Singapore Disability Sports Council Facebook page, 02 Apr 2020)

OTHER STUDIES
He has studied visual communication design at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. (Facebook profile, 07 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final Round 2016-09-11 11
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 2016-09-16 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2017-07-17 8
Men's Shot Put F40 Final 1 2017-07-20 6