Govt should consider rewarding Ziyad despite medal withdrawal , says Reezal Merican

Published on 2 Sep 2021 4:30:33 PM

National shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli should be considered for the Sports Victory Prize Scheme Incentive for his world record breaking performance in the men’s shot put event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, despite being disqualified later, said former youth and sports minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

Reezal, who is now the housing and local government minister, said that on Thursday (Sept 2), adding that he was disappointed that the appeal to overturn the F20 shot put results was rejected.