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Suhairi Suhani

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
"At school I was playing 'catch' and my friend challenged me to a race. I ran as quickly as I could, and realised that I enjoyed running a lot."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Singapore

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Muhammad Hosni Bin Muhamad. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (tnp.sg, 03 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and give your very best." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has competed for Singapore in speed skating at elite level. (aseanparagames2015.com, 09 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (myactivesg.com, 13 Sep 2016; sdsc.org.sg, 30 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He had a high fever and fits as a child, which resulted in an intellectual impairment. "I can't remember how old I was. I just remember having a very high fever and got admitted to the hospital. After that, my life changed. I went back to school and found it hard to concentrate. I took an IQ test and found that I have an intellectual disability." (The New Paper Facebook page, 03 Dec 2015; gov.sg, 25 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 7
Men's Long Jump T20 WR Attempt 2017-07-16 7