ABDUL LATIF ROMLY

Making giant leaps toward higher literacy levels in his community.

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His Sport Impossible

What's better than breaking a world record? Breaking it three times, on the same day. Not many athletes can boast a performance like Latif's, when he powered his way to a T20 long jump gold at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. He'd already set a record at the 2015 Asian Para Games in Singapore, but his Rio feat, along with another record-breaking victory at the 2018 Asian Para Games, has cemented his place in para-athletics history.

“I want to inspire people to embrace and overcome challenges, even if they face disadvantages.”

His Social Impossible

Not satisfied with his own achievements on the track, Latif is now also aiming to help young and disadvantaged people achieve more, through literacy programs in his community. He knows what it's like to struggle physically and academically, having had his own difficulties at school. His struggles make him the ideal advocate for extra learning programs, as well as a role model for youths who find themselves in a similar position to his when he was younger. Together with Toyota, this long jump Paralympian is leaping at the opportunity to improve literacy levels among those who are struggling in learning.

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