Irfan Shamsuddin becomes the first Southeast Asian to throw 60m in discus throw

>> May 21, 2017

Malaysia's Irfan Shamsuddin surpasses 60m mark in discuss throw.

He registered a distance 61.10m at Halle, Germany today (21 May 2017) to finish in 3rd position in the U23 competition.

Clemens Prufer won it in 62.29m, while Torben Brandt in second in 62.09m.

His mark rewrites his own national record of 59.29m which he set at Samorin, Slovakia last year.

Also, it renews the Southeast Asian Record of 59.87m by Singapore's James Wong Tuck Yim set in 1999 at Wiesbaden

Interestingly it is the first mark registered over 60m (and 61m) by a Southeast Asian.

Irfan Shamsuddin became the first Southeast Asian to throw over 60m in discus throw

All-time ten best marks by Irfan

61.10 ... 2017 ... Halle
59.29 ... 2016 ... Samorin
58.48 ... 2016 ... St. Polten
58.33 ... 2016 ... Halle
58.29 ... 2016 ... Budapest
58.04 ... 2015 ... Kuala Lumpur
57.59 ... 2017 ... Singapore
57.58 ... 2016 ... Sollentuna
56.91 ... 2017 ... Lumut
56.62 ... 2015 ... Singapore
56.35 ... 2016 ... Ried

Photo by Karen Yap

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