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Siti Noor Radiah Ismail

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Languages
Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at school in 2009.
Why this sport?
Her father, a retired soldier, got her involved in athletics by taking her to compete at sporting events organised by the Malaysian armed forces. "Since I was little I was used to tough activities. Whatever the boys did, I did it too. I always wanted to be an athlete."
Name of coach
R. Jaganathan [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Yaya [given to her by her family]. (thestar.com.my, 17 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Watching films. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T20 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Mohd Syahrul Amri Suhaimi. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She sustained an ankle injury in her sixth attempt of the T20 long jump at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (bharian.com.my, 18 Sep 2017; thestar.com.my, 18 Sep 2017; Berita Harian, 26 Jul 2017)

She sustained a knee injury in her final attempt of the T20 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (astroawani.com, 25 Jan 2017)

She sustained an injury to her waist area and her back at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (thestar.com.my, 17 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep your dream in your heart, be strong and just do what you want. If people say you can't do it, then you can do it." (Xavier Mah YouTube channel, 15 May 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Paralympian of the Year at the Malaysian Sports Awards. (thestar.com.my, 26 Apr 2017)
Milestones
She became the first female Malaysian competitor to win a medal in athletics at the Paralympic Games when she claimed bronze in the T20 long jump at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 7
Women's Long Jump T20 WR Attempt 2017-07-17 7