KUALA LUMPUR – The undivided support from family members, especially his wife, has been the main motivating factor behind Muhamad Suhaili Ab Hamid’s success in clinching a gold medal from tenpin bowling in the 9th ASEAN Para Games (APG) yesterday.
The 37-year-old masseur knocked down 1,268 pins in the individual TPB2 (partially blind) to beat Kamarul Ariffin Abd Ghaffar from Brunei who took the silver after knocking down 72 pins lesser, followed by another Malaysian Choo Kam Chan (1,104 pins).
He admitted that he could not have achieved his dream without moral support from his wife Zalina Hasan, who is also a state-level tenpin bowler.
“I practiced what was taught by my coach and today it started of well. I tried to control emotions and calm down with the help from my coach as I was a bit nervous,” he said after the match at the Sunway Mega Lanes here, today.