Athletics, High Jump

Latif Romly eyeing major scalp at next year’s World Championship

National paralympic hero and Olympic gold medalist Abdul Latif Romly is determined to remain in the world’s top 10 as he targets more world championships.

“I want to at least be at number 8.” Latif told Kosmo. “I can’t wait to get back to training and work my way towards the world championships.”

Abdul Latif broke the world record at Rio three times during his five attempts at the Men’s Long Jump T20 event. He bagged gold for the event, and who can ever forget that moment?


Ever since the 19-year old returned to Malaysia after the Rio Olympics, he has been preoccupied with events and commemorations and has not really had the time to get back to practice. Abdul Latif will be representing Malaysia at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix next year in February.

His current mission is to meliorate his ranking so he can qualify for the IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London later next year. He also wants to maintain his world-class record of 7.6 meters, and possibly break it in the future.

“I want to break records, and I want to do it at mega events like the SEA Games or world championships. As of now, I’m still focused on recovering from my knee injury and getting back to training.”

At only 19, we’re stoked to see what else this exceptional young man is capable of achieving for Malaysia!

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