Singapore 39.58 4x100m NR at Asian GP 2012

>> May 12, 2012

Despite of finishing in fifth position in the men's 4x100m yesterday at the 2nd leg of Asian GP in Kanchanaburi (11 May 2012),  Singaporean national team has bettered the national record 39.82s set in 2009 SEA Games with a new mark of 39.58s.

Interestingly, the team with line-up of ...
Calvin Kang Li Loong (Pb 10.53, Sb 10.91 & 10.70w/2011),
Gary Yeo Foo Ee (Pb 10.62/10.46w, Sb 10.74/10.60w),
Lee Cheng Wei (Pb 10.61, Sb 10.78),
Muhd Amiruddin Jamal (Pb 10.53, Sb 10.69/2011),
...has once again, beaten the two prominent teams in Southeast Asia, Indonesia (40.23s 6th) and Thailand (40.25s 7th) after they did it in the 1st leg three days ago.

Note: in 2011 SEA Games, the team only lost the gold to Indonesia in the photo-finish when both teams finished in the same time in 39.91s.

In the first leg in Bangkok, the team (same sprinters) was registering 39.83s, only one hundredths of a second slower than the previous national record.

China won the race in 38.65s, Hong Kong finished in 2nd in 38.71, and followed by Chinese Taipei (39.19s) and South Korea (39.58s).

Third leg, the final leg of 2012 Asian GP will be held in Chonburi on May 14, 2012.

Full results: Asian GP 2nd Leg Kanchanaburi

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