>> March 04, 2017
Olympic representative Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli missed the national record mark when her time of 11.36s that she set today (4 Mar 2017) during the 7th series of AGN League at Pretoria, South Africa was wind-assisted (+2.5 m/s), or over the allowed limit of +2.0 m/s.
She was in second place behind South African top sprinter, Allysa Conley whose personal best (PB) is 11.23s, ran down the 5'2" Malaysian in the last 10 metres to record 11.34s in this meeting.
|Husniah ran 11.36 the Malaysian fastest time in any conditions|
Husniah set her PB of 11.62s two years ago at the 2014 ASEAN University Games at Palembang.
Another two Malaysians Komalam Shally Selveratnam and Siti Fatimah Mohamad also did very well as both achieved the times of 11.65s and 11.68s, respectively.
For a record, 11.36s is the fastest time ever recorded by a Malaysian woman under any conditions. G.Shanti holds the national record of 11.50s since 1993.
Meanwhile, South African sprint sensation Akani Simbine clocked sub10 at 100m (9.93s, +2.0m/s), the fastest on African soil, and then sub20 at 200m (19.95s) in the same morning (Saturday).
Clarence Munyai registered a new African junior record at 200m with a time of 20.10s to erase the previous record by 0.06s that was held by Riaan Dempers since 1995.
In the 100m, Munyai also set a new personal best of 10.20s that was one hundreds of a second short from Akani Simbine's South Africa U20 record.
Results of other Malaysian athletes at Pretoria today (4 March 2017):
10.47 Khairul Hafiz Jantan
10.66 Jonathan Nyepa
10.73 Haiqal Hanafi
11.36w Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli
11.65w Komalam Shally
11.68w Siti Fatimah
21.53 Jonathan Nyepa
23.80 (PB) Husniah Zulkifli
24.37 Komalam Shally
24.67 Siti Fatimah Mohamad
48.03 Muhammad Azam Masri
47.62 Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap
55.53 Shereen Samson Vallabouy
56.42 Faizah Asma Mazalan