>> February 27, 2010
Friday night 26th of Feb was phenomenal. Featured the toughest rivalry in the 100m final of the Malaysian University Champs' history with two SEA Games representatives Zabidi Ghazali (pb 10.57) and Latif Nyat (pb 10.45) were on action. But it was my night, i retained my gold medal which i won at the same meet last year with a time of 10.94 into headwinds -0.5. Bot Zabidi and Latif could only managed for the Silver and Bronze with 10.96 and 10.99 respectively.
En-route the final race, Latif exploded off the block, striking and leads us 2 metres until about 70 metres where i only start to approach him. I did a good clearance (start) but the slow reaction left me too far behind. However I covered the first 60m just behind Latif but I knew that I’ve to keep focused and relaxed. Any mistake in the situation leads the muscles become tights and struggled.
When sprinters reaches the top speed, the important thing is how to eliminate the negative acceleration so you'll be able to hold the max speed longer than your opponents where i successfully done. I chased Latif at 85-90m mark but in the exciting moment to win the race i almost caught by Zabidi on the line but it’s all over.
UPSI’s Izuddin Yahya was on the fourth place with a time of 11.08s. UIAM's Norhafiz showed his improvement by placing 5th in 11.28 while UiTM's M.Saufee placed 6th in 11.38. A former national sprinter, Syarafie Sauli of UPSI injured and went to seventh in 11.41s with UNIMAP's Mohd. Isa clocked 11.46s for the eighth position.
Meanwhile, the semifinals show a better results however. I was in the SF-2 alongside Zabidi. He was leading before i overtook him at 70m and finished in 10.89, three hundredth of a second ahead Zabidi. Third place went to Mond. Izzudin. Latif won the SF-1 in 10.92 with Syarafie on the second in 11.11 while Mohd, Isa on the 3rd in 11.28s.
There were 30 participants in the 100m where divided into 4 heats in the prelims round.. The winners for heats 1-4 were Jad Adrian Washif (11.24), Latif Nyat (11.17), Mohd Isa Azan (11.55) and Zabidi Ghazali (11.24).
Well I’m satisfied for my results from the meet. I didn’t train as much as everyone thought for this meet and didn't even arrange on tapering down. I only back training about 2 months ago after a setbacks of reoccurrence hamstring injury which cruelled my past season.
Indeed, It's proven that I'm ready to challenge the locals and improve my time. It is still early to predic what would happen in the next but I'll always giving my full effort in training with disipline and diligence.
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