Bronze medals in Asian Juniors, Hakimi Ismail leaps 16.61m, Rayzam Shah sets 13.86s

>> June 10, 2018

The campaign of Malaysian junior team at the 18th Asian Junior athletics championships at Gifu, Japan ended with 2 bronze medals.

Muhammad Zulfiqar Ismail took the first bronze medal in the men’s 100m with a time of 10.46s, equaling his personal best from FTAA competition in March.

National 4x400m quartet in Asian Juniors
Indonesia's Lalu Muhammad Zohri won the blue riband event in a time of 10.27, a mere 0.01 less than the championship record that was set by China's Li Tao in 1986.

During the last day of competition, the men’s 4x400m quartet of Lukmanul Hakim, Ilham Suhaimi, Saiful Safwan, Abdul Wafiy Roslan clinched another bronze with a time of 3:09.60, renewing the 30-year-old national junior record (3:12.45s) of Patrick Khoo, Edward Jaipal, John Petruse, and Sean Paul, which was set at Singapore in 1988.

For a record, the national junior team bagged 3 gold medals home during the previous edition at Ho Chi Minh from Khairul Hafiz Jantan (100m), Rizzua Haizad Muhammad (110mh), and Kirthana Ramasamy (women's triple jump).

Competitions in Uzbekistan and Germany 

Meanwhile, Hakimi Ismail is back to his best, recording a new season best of 16.61m in the men’s triple jump to win the Uzbekistan Cup at Tashkent today. His personal best is 16.77m from the 2017 Sea Games, aiming for >16.80m during the Asian Games to win a medal.

Rayzam Shah also did very well in the men’s 110m hurdles, clocking a season-best time of 13.86s at Zeulenroda, Germany yesterday (9 June). He aims for 13.67s in Asian Games to be a finalist.

Full results of 18th Asian Junior Championships can be viewed here.

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