|1. MALAYSIAN FIRS DAY COVER - PARALYMPICS GOLDEN MOMENTS IN RIO 2016 - ISSUED 20 DEC 2016|
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Malaysian First Day Cover - Paralympics Golden Moments In Rio 2016 - 20 December 2016
Malaysia participated in the Paralympics Games , the biggest sporting event for disable athletes for the first time in Heidelberg Germany in 1972. Malaysia won the first bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics Games and subsequently won one silver and two bronze medals at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics Games in Spain. At the Rio Paralympics Games, the Malaysian contingent sent 21 athletes participating in 8 events - Athletics, Cycling, Archery, Weighlifting, Ping Pong, Sailing, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis. History was made at the Rio Paralympics Games 2016 where Malaysian won three gold medals.