|Shot Put (F20)
|Date of Birth
|March 15, 1990
|Place of Birth
Born in Selangor, Ziyad suffered intellectual impairment which was identified in pre-school. He attended Sekolah Menengah Teknik Tanah Merah, Kelantan and was the eldest of four siblings. Before he joined the National Sports Council, Ziyad was selling kueh teow in Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
In 2012, Ziyad came to prominence when he won the bronze medal – with a throw of 15.21m – in the men’s F20 shot putt event at the Paralympic Games in London. He then created history when he registered a personal best of 15.23m to win the gold medal at his first International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships in France. After his success at the 2013 World Championships, in which he won his country’s only medal of the tournament, Ziyad was recognized as the National Paralympian Sportsman of the Year at the Anugerah Sukan Negara.