Jirapong Meenapra Clocks 10.61 100m, Ng Chin Hui 47.92 400m - 7th SEA Youth Singapore 2012

>> April 29, 2012

Thais sprinter Jirapong Meenapra claimed gold medal in the men's 100m during the 7th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships 2012 in Singapore after clocking a season best time of 10.61s (0.0).


The 19-year-old whose personal best is 10.45s competed in U-21 (new / additional category in SEA Youth) has beaten Indonesia's Sapwaturrahman (10.72s) and another Thais Kritsada Namsuwan (10.74s) in silver and bronze medal positions respectively. 

Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli,19, made a success for Malaysia after winning the women's 100m in a time of 12.14s (-0.4). Silver and Bronze medals went to Thais Chorlanda Kirdbut (12.31s) and Supawan Thipat (12.44s).

There's an exciting moment in the men's 400m. Singapore's Ng Chin Hui stopped the clock at 47.92s to win gold, but it was only 0.02s ahead of Thailand's Nitipol Thongpoon (47.94s) in silver position. More interestingly both times are inside the standard (47.95s) of the IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held in Barcelona on 10-15 July 2012. 

Highlights in Day 1, April 28, 2012 (for Youth / 17 Years and Under);

Jarurong Chimruang (Thailand), 16,  wins the boys 400m in 49.22s.

Malaysia's Saranraj s/o Sivamani lowered a meet record in 2000m steeplechase in 6:09.26s and won the gold medal. Quite near to him was Vietnam's Nguyen Thanh Bao in silver position but also finished inside the record mark with 6:15.25s.

Malaysia's Mohd Azly Ghazaly registered the highest bar in his life in the high jump after clearing 2.13m and won the gold medal. 

Muhammad Shamsuddin (Malaysia) won the discus throw in a new meet record of 51.95m. 

Quac Thi Lan (Vietnam) produced the fastest time of 400m in Southeast Asia (women / season leader) after setting 53.76s, thus qualified for World Juniors. She beats teammate Nguyen Tho Oanh in second place (55.03s).

Nguyen Thi Oanh (Vietnam) also surpassed the World Junior standard in the girls 400m hurdles with 60.25s.

16-Year-old Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki (Malaysia) soars to 6.03m leap (+1.6) in the girls  long jump and retained her gold medal from 2011.

In the girls hammer, Panwat Kimsrang (Thailand) outclassed the rest of the field when she throw the iron ball at a distance of 55.50m, beating the silver medalist by 10 metres!, but the mark was short a few centimetres to World Junior standard (56.00m).

Update: Highlights in Day 2, April 29, 2012 
Thailand's Kacha Sawangyen won youth 200m in 22.02s, it was achieved after compatriot Sowan Ruttanapon took the men's U21 in 21.64s.

Thailand's Phiraphon Chitpho wins youth hammer throw (5kg) in a new meet record of 56.38m.

Narta Sugara of Indonesia threw 15.63m in youth shot put (5kg) and won the gold medal.

Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli has completed a double in sprints, winning the women's 200m for U21 in a personal best time of 24.59s.

Thailand team swept all the relays except (4x100m girls youth ).

Singapore has been crowned as the overall champion after totaling 305 points / overall score. Thailand in second place with 228, followed by Indonesia (177), Vietnam (170), Malaysia (161), Philippines (11), Laos (8), Myanmar (5) and Brunei (0).

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