Paralympics day 3: Malaysians make history, US Army sergeant wins gold

    (CNN)The Paralympics are in full swing and day three brought 48 more gold medals, as well as plenty of history.

    Despite not a single Paralympic gold before today's competition, Malaysia won two in the space of a few hours.
    There was also a gold and world record for US Army sergeant Elizabeth Marks and an inspiring message from Ibrahim Hamato, one of the most incredible athletes at Rio 2016.

      History on the track

      Malaysia doesn't have a rich history in Paralympics -- but two men are changing all that.
      Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi set a new Paralympic record on his way to winning the T36 100m final, earning Malaysia's first ever Paralympic gold.
      T36 is a category for athletes with coordination impairments and includes cerebral palsy.
      Malaysia has previously won silver and bronze at Paralympic Games but, crossing the line in 12.07s ahead of China's Yang Yifei and Brazilian Rodrigo Parreira da Silva of Brazil, Mohamad Ridzuan became the first from his country to stand atop the podium.