Malaysian Paralympiad

Malaysian Paralympiad
First event 1982 Malaysian Paralympiad in Kuala Lumpur
Occur every Two years
Last event 2016 Malaysian Paralympiad in Sarawak
Purpose National multi-sport event for states in Malaysia for disabled athletes
Website Malaysian Paralympiad

Malaysian Paralympiad (Malay: Paralimpiad Malaysia), is a Malaysian biannual national multi-sport event held after every Sukma Games involving disabled athletes from Malaysian 13 member states and federal territory. Participants have a variety of disabilities, ranging from spastic, cerebral palsy, mobility disabilities, visual disabilities, amputated to intellectual disabilities. The Malaysian Paralympiad is regulated by the Malaysia Paralympic Council, State Sports council of respective member states, Ministry of Youth and Sports, national sports association of the sports competed at the games and National Sports Council of Malaysia and is traditionally hosted by the state where the Sukma Games took place.[1][2][3][4][5]

History

The games' history began as early as 1982 when the games were known as the National Games of Malaysia For the Disabled (Malay: Sukan Kebangsaan Bagi Orang Cacat Anggota Malaysia) and involved only 2 sports which are Athletics and Swimming.[6][7] In 1998, the games changed its name to its present name, the Malaysian Paralympiad (Malay: Paralimpiad Malaysia) when the games was held in Selangor.[8][9] Throughout the history of the games, ASEAN Countries were invited to participate at the 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and the 2000 games, while the Asian Countries were invited to participate at the 2002 games.[10][11]

In 2008, the Ministry of Youth and Sports had decided to host the games at the same venue as the Sukma Games begins 2010 onwards to change the Malaysian community's perception in general about the ability of disabled in sports and also in accordance with the practice of hosting disabled games after every able-bodied games at the same venue as the able-bodied games as in International tournaments such as the Paralympic Games and the ASEAN Para Games which were held after the Olympic Games and the Southeast Asian Games respectively.[12][13][14] In 2018, the Ministry of Youth and Sports had decided to rebrand Malaysian Paralympiad as the Sukma Para Games.[15]

Participating states

Sports

All-time medal table

2010 Malaysian Paralympiad to 2016 Malaysian Paralympiad

Malaysian Paralympiad all-time medal table
Rank State Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sarawak (SAR)290281235806
2 Johor (JOH)17810290370
3 Terengganu (TER)1116568244
4 Federal Territory (WIL)86100115301
5 Sabah (SAB)766265203
6 Penang (PEN)747177222
7 Malacca (MEL)738773233
8 Selangor (SEL)697274215
9 Kedah (KED)545753164
10 Perlis (PER)503024104
11 Kelantan (KEL)474452143
12 Negeri Sembilan (NSE)424956147
13 Perak (PRK)395651146
14 Pahang (PAH)393539113
15 Labuan (LBN)8152447
Total (15 States)1236111611063458

Editions

Host cities of the games through 2016
EditionYearHostsMain StadiumStart DateEnd DateSportsEventsContingentsCompetitorsChampion
XV2010 MalaccaHang Jebat Stadium, Malacca21 November26 November16286152343Sarawak
XVI2012 PahangSukpa Indoor Stadium, Kuantan9 December14 December17349152537Sarawak
XVII2014 Perlis2020 Hall, Kangar21 August25 August9275151000Sarawak
XVIII2016 SarawakPetra Jaya Unity Stadium, Kuching6 August10 August9326151407Sarawak
XIX2018 PerakFuture event
XX2020 JohorFuture event

List of the Malaysian Paralympiad' Sportsman and Sportswoman

EditionYearGames' SportsmanGames' Sportswoman
NameContingentSportNameContingentSport
XV2010Ziyad Zolkefli Federal TerritoryAthleticsNur Suhana Ramlan JohorAthletics
XVI2012Amir Firdaus Jamaluddin KedahAthleticsDoriah Paulus SabahAthletics
XVII2014Yoong Chung Wei PenangSwimmingUmi Syuhadah PerlisAthletics
XVIII2016Yoong Chung Wei PenangSwimmingLim Carmen SelangorSwimming

See also

References

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