Muhammad Nazmi Eyes Medal In Paris Paralympics

Muhammad Nazmi Nasri
26/05/2024 07:31 PM

SEPANG, May 26 (Bernama) — After winning gold at the 2024 World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe with a personal best jump, Muhammad Nazmi Nasri is now setting his sights on hitting another milestone at the Paris Paralympics 2024.

Muhammad Nazmi, 21, who has unofficially qualified for Paris, believes he can better the 6.13 metres (m) set in Japan in the long jump T37 (physical impairment).

“The Japan outing was my second international appearance after the Cambodia ASEAN Para Games (APG) and insya-Allah at the Paralympics I can win a medal.

“I'm setting a target of 6.2m. I believe many of the competitors in Paris will be in Japan but I need to improve on certain aspects,” he told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on his return from Kobe this afternoon.

The national team returned with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Muhammad Nazmi's coach Eryanto Bahtiar said the Johor-born athlete is dedicated and disciplined and takes advice seriously.

“I've been training him for over a year. I expected him to clear 6m in Japan but the gold was unexpected.

“I am happy with his win and qualification for the Paris Paralympics. He is still new and I will plan the best for him in Paris,” he said, adding that 6.2m is a realistic target.

Eryanto credited the National Sports Council and National Sports Institute for their help in preparing Muhammad Nazmi for the world championships.