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Latif Romly delivers another gold at Para Athletics Championships

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Malaysia's Abdul Latif Romly retained his men's long jump T20 (learning disability) title at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, bringing back another gold medal for the country.

Latif achieved his best jump of 7.37 metres, which was an improvement from his record of 7.35 metres at the previous championship in 2015.

Last year, Latif won gold at the Rio Paralympics Games in the same category, setting a world record of 7.60 metres.

Yesterday, Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli also delivered a gold medal in the men's shot put F20 (learning disability) at the Para Athletics Championships.

He broke his own world record set in the Rio Paralympics by achieving a throw of 17.29 metres.

Ziyad won gold at the Rio Paralympics last year with a record of 16.84 metres.

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