Muhammad Diroy Sets New National Shot Put Record: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Team Singapore's Flag Bearer to the Paralympic Games rewrites previous National Record twice at Tokyo Paralympics

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council, Sport Singapore

Singapore Shot Put athlete Muhammad Diroy Noordin has rewritten his own national record in the men's shot put F40, while competing at the Tokyo Paralympics' Men's Shot Put F40 Finals.

Team Singapore's flag bearer of the Opening Ceremony recorded a throw of 9.92m in his sixth and final throw, which meant that he finished 8th out of a field of 9 competitors, in what is his second appearance at the Paralympics.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council, Sport Singapore

His throws at this event eclipsed his previous national mark of 9.78m which was set by him at the Singapore Athletics Performance Trial 2 in June 2021.

While Diroy said in an interview with The Straits Times that he was disappointed not to get a medal nor surpass the 10 metre mark with his efforts, his performance is still singificantly better than his last outing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where he threw 7.29m.

At the Rio 2016 Games, Diroy also took part in the Javelin event, and was a last minute addition to the Games contingent.

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