Small in size but a heavyweight in his sports

Mr Muhammed Diroy Noordin, who has dwarfism and stands at 1.3m, was a latecomer to shot put and javelin, having started training for national competitions only in 2013. He will be representing Singapore at the Asian Para Games in Indonesia in October
Mr Muhammed Diroy Noordin, who has dwarfism and stands at 1.3m, was a latecomer to shot put and javelin, having started training for national competitions only in 2013. He will be representing Singapore at the Asian Para Games in Indonesia in October.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Para-athlete is ranked No. 5 for shot put and No. 6 for javelin globally in his category

Mr Muhammed Diroy Noordin may be small in stature, but he has created an impact on the global stage far beyond his 1.3m-tall frame.

The 26-year-old won first or second place for all his javelin and shot put competitions bar one at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, held variously in China, Italy, Switzerland and North Africa over the past two months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Small in size but a heavyweight in his sports'. Print Edition | Subscribe