>> April 15, 2012
The 90th edition of Australian Championships in Athletics concluded today at Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne after three pack-action days since Friday. Results for day 1 here, day 2 here;
Malaysia's Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian defended the silver medal he won in 2011 edition after clocking a lifetime best of 13.81s (+0.2) in the men's 110mh today. The gold medal went to the defending champion Siddhanth Thingalaya of India who recorded 13.66s and eclipsed the Indian National record 13.77s set by himself in 2011.
For a record, Thingalaya is under the guidance of Sharon Hannan, coach of World 100mh champion, Sally Pearson and based out in Gold Coast since 3 years ago.
Rayzam's previous fastest time was 13.86s he set en-route to win the silver medal in 2011 SEA Games in Palembang. He placed himself as the third fastest in Southeast Asia (behind Nur Herman 13.73s / 1994 and Jamras Rittidet of Thailand with 13.77s / 2011). Following is the results;
110m Hurdles Final, +0.2 / 15.04.2011
1, Siddhanth THINGALAYA IND... 13.66
2, Rayzam Shah WAN SOFIAN MAS... 13.81
3, Masayuki LIDA JPN... 14.01
4, Mitchell TYSOE AUS... 14.04
5, Greg EYEARS AUS... 14.18
6, Ben KHONGBUT AUS... 14.43
7, Daniel SMALL AUS... 14.62
- Yoichi IWAFUNE JPN... DQ