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More new records set in track and field, pool

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 19 2011   /  10:00 am

Indonesian disabled sprinter Suyono grabbed three gold medals and broke the track’s Southeast Asian record at the 6th ASEAN Para Games in Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday.

After collecting two gold medals on Saturday in the men’s 100-meter and 400-meter races at the Manahan Stadium, Suyono broke the men’s T38 class 200-meter Southeast Asian record and tripled his gold medal tally on Sunday.

The Magetan, East Java, born sprinter finished in a time of 25.04 seconds to break the record of 30.25 seconds set in 2001 by Malaysian Niam Lai Heng.

Suyono, who won the bronze medals in the 200-m and 400-m races at last year’s Asian Paragames in Guangzhou, China, said that his only occupation was sprinting.

“I used to sell soya bean milk door to door... But now I don’t work anymore. Thus, I hope I can make use of the bonuses from winning these medals to open...