Irfan Shamsuddin Throws 60.96m to Bag Silver Medal at Asian Championships

>> July 06, 2017

Malaysia' s two-time SEA Games champion IRFAN SHAMSUDDIN bagged silver medal from men's discuss throw today at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.

He threw a distance of 60.96m in the fifth attempt after the unconvincing first two throws of 50.93m and 50.83m, respectively. He then registered 57.53m in his third throw to just avoid the elimination, which then enabled him to take the next three throws.

For a record this is the very first medal of throwing events won by a Malaysian in Asian championships.

Iran's three-time Asian games champion Ehsan Hadidi won his sixth Asian championship titles with the victory here.

Men's discus throw results
1. Ehsan Hadidi IRI 64.54
2. Irfan Shamsuddin MAS 60.96
3. Vikas Gowda IND 60.81
4. Mustafa Kadhim IRQ 60.30
5. Mohammad Samimi IRI 59.80

Meanwhile, Zaidatul Husniah won women's 100m heat 2 (11.79), while Siti Fatimah also won heat 4 in 11.88.

Khairul Hafiz won heat 2, equaling Jonathan's SEA leading time of 10.28 (+0.1) - the fastest time in heats. Qatar's World class sprinter Femi Ogunode ran 10.29 in heat 5. Jonathan Nyepa ended 3rd place in heat 5 in 10.53.

All four Malaysian sprinters will proceed to semifinals.

Meanwhile, Badrul Hisyam has done another personal best in men's 400m, 47.46, two hundreds of a second faster than his previous best which he set during the morning heats. He however missed the finals.

Shahidatun Nadia is currently struggle with her performance and leaped only 5.84m in women's long jump.

Earlier in the morning, Lee Hup Wei cleared 2.10m to easily qualify for finals.

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