KUALA TERENGGANU – The death of triple-gold medallist at the Asian Paralympic Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea, Mohammad Azlan Mat Lazim, 25, is a great loss to the Terengganu Sports and Recreation Association for Disabled Persons (Pesron) as well as paralympic sports in the country.
Its deputy president Engku Ali Engku Ngah said Pesron had lost one of the nation’s brightest stars after the passing of the Kemaman-born athlete in a tragic accident.
“We have definitely lost a gem in the world of paralympic sports,” he told Bernama when asked to comment.
He said Mohammad Azlan’s talent began to sprout and take center stage at the international level in 2011, especially in the 100m, 200m and 400m events.
Mohammad Azlan was killed in a road accident along Jalan Serdang Raya 2/3, Seri Kembangan yesterday, while his friend Farisan Jasna, 25, a long-jump paralympic athlete from Sarawak, is being treated at the Serdang Hospital.
The duo were knocked down by a van while on their way to the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil yesterday. – BERNAMA