>> November 23, 2015
Unheralded junior sprinter Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap has produced a superb 10.29 (+2.0) run to set a new Malaysian National Record (NR) today (23 November 2015) at the 7th ASEAN School Games in Brunei.
Badrul was well ahead of teammate Asnawi Hashim who registered 10.71 in second, while Thailand's Worawut Salabal third in 10.87. Indonesia's Bakti Ladia Mukhtar in 4th (10.92, Vietnam's Ngan Ngoc Nghia in 5th (10.94), with another Indonesian Burhan Wardhani in 6th (10.97). Thai sprinter Teerawat Sithongnak in 7th (10.97), while a Vietnamese Hoang Mnh Cuong in 8th (11.03).
The 18-year-old who stands 5'3" has already run a wind-assisted time of 20.88 at 200m during a low-key meeting last month at Perlis, Northern part of Peninsular Malaysia.
Watson Nyambek held the previous NR (10.30) for 17 years since July 1998.
This performance will rank Badrul #19 on the IAAF World Junior ranking lists, and #3 on the Asian Junior ranking lists, merely behind Japan's Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (10.28) and Wataru Inuzuka (10.28).
In 1995, two Malaysian junior sprinters, Watson Nyambek and Azmi Ibrahim made it into World Junior Top 20 lists and both ranked #13 after producing an identical time of 10.38.
Note: Record pending for ratification.