National Paralympic badminton athlete Cheah Liek Hou brought home the gold medal for Malaysia today at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.
He won gold in the men’s singles SU5 badminton competition after defeating Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia at Yoyogi National Stadium.
The 33-year-old had a slow start, however, bounced back up more energetically and pumped up. This was Cheah Liek’s ninth match against Dheva.
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Dheva has previously beat Cheah in the world championships in Basel, Switzerland, two years ago and Dubai Para-Badminton International.
The Paralympic athlete was born with Erb’s Palsy—a paralysis of the arm. It’s typically caused by a physical injury during newborn delivery or injury of the nerves caused during development in the womb.
Due to this condition, Cheah Liek Hou is restricted to lift his arm only to his shoulder length.
With this win, the national contingent is now hoping to achieve its target of bringing three gold medals to the country.