We may have known Fuad Sanoesi as the mascot Rimau at the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur back in 2017. If you do not follow news on wheelchair racing, chances are that you won’t be able to get much information out of this affable and shy gentleman.
Fuad led a normal life until he met an accident about 20 years ago. He became inactive, put on weight and eventually had high blood pressure. That was the tipping point, as he then embarked on a healthy journey.
On his wheelchair, he exercised about 10km about 4 days a week, took part in competitions, and steadily occupied podium finishes. His proudest achievement was when he clocked 1:56 hours in the recently concluded Sungai Petani Half Marathon.
Fuad with fellow wheelchair athletes at a recent event
For next weekend’s (16 November 2019) event, MYDIMA Run & Roll Carnival and Charity Run 2019, Fuad will drive from his home in Kuala Lumpur to Melaka to attend the event.
“Show the world that we can also be active and independent” – said Fuad Sanoesi encouragingly to fellow OKUs (Orang kurang upaya) or disabled persons.
Stay tuned for updates via MYDIMA’s official Facebook page.