Results of Perak Open Track and Field 2019

>> July 15, 2019

Ipoh, 13-14 July 2019 "Perak open Track and Field Championships 2019"
-state championships
-best results as follows;

MEN

100m / -0.6 (14)
1. Mohd Solihin Jamali 10.78
2. Harith Ammar Mohd Sobri 10.92
3. Muhammad Fakhrul Abdul Aziz 11.05

200m / -1.5  (13):
1. Mohd Solihin Jamali 21.94
2. Myheswara Nagaswara 22.11
3. Vasanthen Peragasam 22.22

1 Mile (14)
1. Ahmad Luth Hamizan 4:35.51
2. Christopher Soosai 4:38.37
3. Ahmad Muhammad Hamizan 4:38.55
4. Gokhul Raj Balakrishnan 4:38.61

5000m (13)
1. Christopher Soosai 16:06.00

3000m Sc (13)
1. Gokhul Raj Balakrishnan 10:01.36

110mh / -15 (13)
1. Muhd Naim Abdullah 15.04
2. Mohd Fazillah Khamis 15.13
3. Alang Rasheddin Jamaluddin 15.45

High Jump (13)
1. Lee Hup Wei 2.22 / CR
2. Prakash Krishnan 2.10

Long Jump (13)
1. Shareem Aleimran Abdul Raheem (Sel) 7.09

Triple Jump (14)
1. Andre Anura 15.39
2. Mohd Shah Sholihin (Prk) 14.20

Discus Throw (13)
1. Najiy Ali 38.85
2. Mohamad Ali Hamid 34.62

WOMEN

200m / -1.5 (13)
1. Darshini Murugan 26.06

1500m (13)
1. Salesnella Gabi 5:12.42

5000m (13)
1. Noor Amelia Musa 18:31.05

3000m Sc (13)
1. Salesnella Gabi 13:06.76

100mh / -0.6 (13)
1. Nur Syafiqah Anis Abu Bakar 15.07
2. Eng May Xin 15.18

High Jump (14)
1. Ngu Jia Xin 1.79 (CR)

Long Jump (14)
1. Mahira Hanis Ishak 5.60
2. Nurul Ashikin Abas 5.39

Triple Jump (13)
1. Nurul Ashikin Abas 12.09
2. Mahira Hanis Ishak 11.95
3. Nur Fatin Najiha Mohd Aziz 11.90
4. Ng Yu Jie 11.40

Javelin Throw (13)
1. Fatin Nur Shahiera Che Rahmi 38.88

5000m W (13)
1. Elena Goh 27:23.46
2. Koong Jia Lin 27:23.76
3. Pua Ling En 27:58.56

Note: I have not received full results of Day 2

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Results Little Athletics Pahang 2019

>> July 13, 2019

Kuantan, 10-11 July 2019 "27th MSSM-LAWA-SSSC U14 & U15"
- International Little Athletics Championship at Kuantan, Pahang
- two categories, 14 and 15 years
- three teams: Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia
- hand-timed, no wind reading, best results as follows:


BOYS

15 years

100m (10)
1. Adam Hakim Shamsuddin (MAS) 10.9
2. Audray Macshaquille Hillary Jugah (MAS) 10.9
3. Jordan-Blaze Lightbourn (AUS) 11.0

200m (11)
1. Adam Hakim Shamsuddin (MAS) 22.8
2. Audray Macshaquille Hillary Jugah (MAS) 22.9

200m H /76cm (11)
1. Elvin Yap (MAS) 24.3

Shot Put / 4kg? (11)
1. Muhammad Firyal Asyqil Mohd (MAS) 17.01
2. Aloysius Loh (SGP) 16.46

Discus Throw / 1kg (10)
1. Muhammad Firyal Asyqil Mohd (MAS) 54.49
2. Wong Yu Kong (MAS) 53.34
3. Aloysius Loh (SGP) 51.57

14 years

100m (10)
1. Jad Rizalman Washif (MAS) 11.0
2. Hanssen Yap (MAS) 11.0

200m (11)
1. Jad Rizalman Washif (MAS) 23.3

400m (10)
1. Muhammad Haffiz Mangsor (MAS) 50.5
2. Darcy Staples (AUS) 50.6

Long Jump (10)
1. Tyzriese Clark (AUS) 6.45

GIRLS

15 years

100m (10)
1. Nurul Wardatul Huwaida Mohd Hamka (MAS) 12.0
2. Lucia Grives (AUS) 12.4

200m (11)
1. Tori Moss (AUS) 25.8

400m (10)
1. Tori Moss (AUS) 58.9
2. Lily Mather (AUS) 59.5
3. Lucia Groves (AUS) 60.4
4. Hong Xyan (MAS) 61.0

800m (10)
1. Hong Xyan (MAS) 2:25.7
2. Claudia Tang (SGP) 2:26.5
3. Charlotte George (AUS) 2:26.7

100mh (10)
1. Vivienne Le Tressier (AUS) 14.6
2.  Lie Yee Teng (MAS) 14.7

High Jump (11)
1. Melisa Choong (MAS) 1.62

Long Jump (10)
1. Tori Moss (AUS) 5.55
2. Bhavika Chandru (SGP) 5.25
3. Shevana Pado (AUS) 5.23

Triple Jump (11)
1. Bhavika Chandru (SGP) 11.35
2. Melissa Choong (MAS) 11.01

Discus Throw (11)
1. Amber Lawless (AUS) 39.31

Javelin Throw / 500g (10)
1. Jade Patching (AUS) 44.43 / GR
2. Ng Jing Xuan (MAS) 42.41
3. Ashleigh English (AUS) 39.39


14 years

100m (10)
1. Samantha Ortega (SGP) 12.5

400m (10)
1. Nurul Aliah Maisara Nor Azmi (MAS) 61.3

800m (10) - better than above!
1. Nor Ainaa Balqis Hashim (MAS) 2:21.5
2. Laura Stump (AUS) 2:23.8
3. Shankari Vijayakumar (MAS) 2:25.2

High Jump (10)
1. Oceana D'Abbs (AUS) 1.70 / GR

Triple Jump (11)
1. Nur Irdhiyani Nadia Zainuddin (MAS) 11.48 / GR
2. Zhong Ghuhan (SGP) 11.37


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Agus Prayogo and Prabudas Krishnan Sets Half Marathon National Records

>> July 07, 2019

Two national records were set by Southeast Asian athletes during the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon at Gold Coast, Australia today (7 July)

Six-Time SEA Games champion AGUS PRAYOGO clocked 1:06:27 to rewrite his own half marathon national record of 1:07:05, which he set 10 years ago at Singapore Marathon. He finished in 20th position.

In the same race, Malaysia's SEA Games silver medalist PRABUDAS KRISHNAN set a new Malaysian national record after recording a time of 1:07:29. He finished in 29th position. The previous national record was held by Arul Thevar Muniandy with 1:07:59 from Ipoh marathon in 2004.

Singapore's Two-Time SEA Games champion SOH RUI YONG was behind them (37th) with 1:09:31.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's SEA Games bronze medalist Muhaizar Muhammad has done well in men's marathon, clocking a good time of 2:26:42, a few seconds short from his PB of 2:26:27 he set during the 2018 Berlin Marathon.

In women's marathon, Malaysia's LOH CHOOI FERN has gone sub 3:00 by recording a good time of 2:58:32, and moved to 3rd on Malaysian All-Time rankings behind Yuan Yufang of 2:49:28 from 2000 and P. Rajakumari of 2:57:20 from 1984.

Soh Rui Yong (left), Agus Prayogo (white) Prabudas (green/blue)
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Lee Hup Wei Clears 2.23m to Defend High Jump Gold at Asian GP in China

>> June 08, 2019

Lee Hup Wei has won another gold medal during the second series of Asian Grand Prix at Chongqing, China (June 7).

He cleared 2.23m height in his first attempt to secure the gold medal from Chinese Taipei's Hsiang Chun Hsien who also set the same height in the second attempt. Hup Wei won it on countback.

During the first series 3 days ago (June 4), he captured the gold medal after clearing a height of 2.23m as well at the same venue.

For a record, the 32-year-old former Asian Champion won his seventh gold overall in Asian GP series, first two in China in 2009, and then three in India a year later.

Lee Hup Wei clears 2.23m to with both series of Asian GP (Photo: Asian AA)
Vietnamese Vu Duc Anh managed to clear a good height of 2.19m and earned the bronze.✨

Meanwhile, in men's triple jump, Chinese athletes Fang Yaoqing (16.83m) and Xu Xiaolong (16.43m) secured 1-2 spots as they did 3 days ago (17.17m and 16.72m, respectively).⚡️

In this second series, Malaysia's Hakimi Ismail bagged the bronze after registering 16.19m. He set a season-best of 16.32m during the first series.✨

Behind the two-time SEA Games champion in both series was his main SEA Games rival, Mark Hary Diones of the Philippine 🇵🇭who set 15.98m (and 16.27m earlier).


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Thailand Open 2019: Marestella Sunang Soars 6.23m in Long jump at 38, Lee Hup Wei Clears 2.20m

>> May 22, 2019

The 65th edition of Thailand open Track and Field Championships was held from 18-21 May at Suphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok.

Malaysia's Lee Hup Wei produced one of the best performances of the meet during the 3rd day of competition with his high jump result of 2.20m.

Kazakhstan's Ivan Ivanov, a 20-metre shot putter continued his good form in the men's shot put, throwing 18.95m this time.

Philippine's 38-year-old former Asian champion Marestella Sunang won the women's long jump in 6.23m, beating her longtime Indonesian rival Maria Natalia Londa who is also a former Asian champion. To my knowledge, this is one of the World leading performances for W35-39 category.

Thailand 4x100m quartet with their renowned coach Loren Seagrave
Selected results as follows (Day 3 & 4).

MEN

1500m (20)
1. Yothin Yaprajan THA 3:59.22
2. Zar Ni Tun MYA 4:01.66
3. Cherdchai Phootako THA 4:01.71
4. Orovo Martin PNG 4:02.00
5. Edwin Giron PHI 4:04.39

400mh (20)
1. Yu Chia-Hsuan TPE 50.98
2. Andrian INA 52.33
3. Asanka Lekamlage SRI 52.67
4. Phan Khac Hoang VIE 53.00

110mh (21)
1. Anousone Xaysa LAO 14.22
2. Roshan Ranatungage SRI 14.22
3. Mohd Rizzua Haizad Muhamad MAS 14.42
4. Liang Qi Awyong SGP 14.43
5. Benedict Ian Gawok MAS 14.68

3000m SC (21)
1. Kaspar Simbai PNG 9:48.24
2. Shein Aung MYA 9:57.32
3. Aekkalak Jhankaeo THA 10:18.40

High Jump (21)
1. Lee Hup Wei MAS 2.20
2. Vo Ngoc Long Cao VIE 2.11
3. Ping Yan Huang TPE 2.11
4. Nguyen Thanh Nhan VIE 2.11
5. Saksit Sittichai THA 2.08

Shot Put (21)
1. Ivan Ivanov KAZ 18.95
2. Hau Wei Ma TPE 16.78
3. Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli MAS16.71
4. Po En Yang TPE 16.01
5. Thongchai Silamool THA 15.36
6. Promrob Juntima THA 15.27
7. Minh Tuan Tran VIE 15.08

4x100m (20)
1. Thailand Team 39.89
(Ruttanapon Sowan, Nutthapong Veeravongratanasiri, Jirapong Meenapra, Siripol Punpa)
2. South Korea Team 40.30
(Hyeon Seok Jeong, Byeong Chan Kim, Chang Seong Yang, Won Jin Choi)
3. Thailand Team (B) 40.81
(Suebsakul Payakkul, Sittiphon Donpritee, Sakchai Laomool, Jaran Sathoengram)


WOMEN
1500m (20)
1. Aye Aye Aung MYA 4:55.34
2. Heee Ju Ko KOR 4:58.07
3. Aye Aye Than MYA 4:59.74

3000m SC (21)
1. HeEe Ju Ko KOR 12:05.98
2. Su Lim KOR 12:34.81
3. Benjawan Rittichote THA 13:17.49

400mh (20)
1. Shyama Arachchige SRI 62.49
2. Koniel Donna PNG 64.67
3. Suchada Meesri THA 72.25

Pole Vault / Junior (20)
1. Polina Ivanova KAZ 3.70

Long Jump (20)
1. Marestella Sunang PHI 6.23 (+0.7)
2. Maria Natalia Londa INA 6.18 (+0.2)
3. Lakshini Sandaradura SRI 6.12 (+0.2

4x100m (20)
1. Thailand Team 45.44
(Supanich Poolkerd, Kwanrutai Pakdee, Tassaporn Wannakit, Supawan Thipat)

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Thailand Open Athletics 2019: Siripol Punpa Runs 200m in 20.91

>> May 20, 2019

The 65th edition of Thailand open Track and Field Championships started on Saturday (18 May 2019) and will end on Tuesday (21). Some of the best performances during the second day of the meet were achieved, such as in the men's 200m.

Thailand's Siripol Punpa who is turning 20 has officially gone Sub-21 with a time of 20.91 to improve his previous PB from 21.16 he set in 2017.

This put him second fastest in Southeast Asia this year behind Malaysia's Russel Taib (20.77). Of note, this also bettered his fastest wind-aided mark of 20.99, which he set in Florida, USA in March.
Siripol Punpa (centre) anchored the Thai gold-medal team at Doha recently
Despite the absence of Asian champion EJ Obiena (PB 5.71), the men's pole vault was also an interesting one.

The Thais won all podium spots with Patsapong Amsamang (PB 5.50) the SEA Games silver medalist in the first in 5.40m, better than the SEA Games record mark of 5.35m by his teammate Pooranot Purahong who finished in third.

Selected results as follows.

MEN
200m Final (19)
1. Siripol Punpa THA 20.91
2. Yang Chang Seong KOR 21.36
3. Muhd Aqil Yasmin MAS 21.38
4. Aravinnthevarr Gunasegaran MAS 21.41
5. Jirapong Meenapra THA 21.43

800m (19)
1. Jirayu Pleenaram THA 1:51.53
2. Lee Hyo Jun KOR 1:52.26
3. Royson Vincent MAS 1:52.66
4. Marco Vilog PHI 1:52.78
5. Orovo Martin PNG 1:52.82
6. Putra Azrul Syazwan Azman MAS 1:54.60
Jirayu Pleenaram won the men's 800m  - he has 46.78 PB in the 400m
Pole Vault (19)
1. Patsapong Amsamang THA 5.40
2. Kaasinpob Chomchanad THA 5.30
3. Porranot Purahong THA 5.20
4. Ishara Hannadige SRI 4.60

Long Jump (19)
1. Nguyen Tien Trong VIE 7.70 (+0.2)
2. Janry Ubas PHI 7.67 (+0.1)
3. Tai Chiao Heng TPE 7.53 (0.0)
4. Jeong Hae In KOR 7.52 (0.0)
5. Abdul Latif Romly MAS 7.49 (+0.1)
6. Lin Tzu Chi TPE 7.33 (-0.1)
7. Luqman Hakim Ramlan MAS 7.32 (+0.1)

Hammer Throw (19)
1. Kittipong Boonmawan THA 63.58
2. Jang Sang Jin KOR 62.74
3. Do Tan Truong VIE 55.11
4. Nattapon Paknam THA 51.02


WOMEN

200m Final (19)
1. Supanich Poolkerd THA 23.96
2. Kwanrutai Pakdee THA 24.38
3. Thi Thu Ha VIE 24.57
4. Siti Fatimah Mohamad MAS 24.69
5. Hu Chia Chen TPE 24.82
6. Beu Leonie PNG 224.97
Prize giving ceremony, women's 800m winner goes to Savinder Kaur (centre)
800m (19)
1. Savinder Kaur MAS 2:14.13
2. Swe Lee Myint MYA 2:15.19
3. Koniel Donna PNG 2:15.93
4. Aye Aye Aung MYA 2:16.76

High Jump (19)
1. Yelizaveta Matveyeva KAZ 1.83
2. Pham Thi Diem VIE 1.79
3. Wanida Boonwan THA1.75
4. Prangthip Chitkhokkruad THA 1.75
5. Tsai Ching Jung TPE 1.75
6= Krobkaew Taemsri THA 1.70
6= Yap Sean Yee MAS 1.70
6= Michelle Sng Suat Li SGP 1.70

Hammer Throw (19)
1. Jeong Da Woon KOR 53.46
2. Mingkamon Koomphon THA 52.17
3. Panwat Gimsrang THA 51.47
4. Pham Thi Thanh Phuc VIE 48.31

Heptathlon
1. Norliyana Kamaruddin MAS 5012
(15.68, 1.81, 10.81, 26.60; 5.53/+0.1, 32.06, 2:28.35)
2. Ngueyn Linh Ma VIE 4793
(14.92, 1.57, 10.72, 25.95; 5.19/+0.5, 34.42, 2:30.37)
3. Sarah Dequinan PHI 4574
(15.97, 1.63, 9.28, 26.50; 5.18/+0.8, 42.29, 2:43.86)

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Lalu Zohri runs 10.03 in 100m, Justin Gatlin 10.00 at Seiko Golden Grand Prix Osaka 2019

>> May 19, 2019

Indonesia's Lalu Muhammad Zohri improved his performance brilliantly, coming from lane 9 to run a blistering time of 10.03 (+1.7) to nearly beat World champion Justin Gatlin (37) who won in 10.00 and Asian champion Yoshihide Kiryu who set 10.01 during the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the IAAF World challenge meeting at Osaka, Japan (19 May 2019).
Lalu Muhammad Zohri during the World U20 in Finland (photo by IAAF)
He also beats the Olympic qualifying standard of 10.05 and will make a trip to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This also means he will be in Doha World championships later in September.

It was a new lifetime best, a national record, and Southeast Asian record by ten hundreds of a second from 10.13 he set en route to winning the silver medal at the recent Asian championships, behind Kiryu.

He became the first man of Southeast Asia to run the 100m in less than 10.10. He was the 3rd for Sub-20, after Suryo Agung Wibowo (10.17 in 2009) and Khairul Hafiz Jantan (10.18 in 2016).

American Trayvon Bromell holds the World U20 record in 9.97. No other U20 man has run faster than 10.00 in 100m. Lalu's 10.03 is the World leading time and currently 6th fastest of all-time for World U20.

Yoshihide Kiryu holds the Asian junior record in 10.01. Lalu is the second fastest man for this category.

In July last year, Lalu Zohri won the world junior 100m title in 10.18s, defeating Americans Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison, who both set 10.22.

The 18-year-old Zohri (born July 1, 2000) grew up on Lombok Island, the southwest of Indonesia and lived there with his older brother and sister. His father died in 2017 and mother in 2015.

He was recruited into the national athletics program in early 2017. At the same year, as reported officially, he showed his potential by setting 10.57 in 100m and 21.58 in 200m, despite running against winds in both races.

He captured attention for the first time during the pre-Asian Games event in Jakarta in February 2018. He clocked 10.25 in the 100m heats and then winning a silver medal in 10.32.

Yet, his coach Eni Nuraeni Sumartoyo (see photo) revealed that he has already run an auto-time of 10.38 in 2017. It was noted during the IAAF seminar for coaches that was held during the Asian Games in Jakarta.

During the recent Asian championship at Doha, Eni Nuraeni won the 2019 Best Coach in Asia award from the Asian Athletics Association.

Lalu's coach Eni Nuraeni (white), assistant coach Kikin Rahudin (far right), author of this posting (far left)

Lalu Zohri's all-time best performance in 100m (sub 10.30).
10.03 (+1.7) ..... Osaka, Japan ... World Athletics challenge, 19 May 2019
10.13 (+1.5) ..... Doha, Qatar ... Asian championships, 22 Apr 2019
10.15 (+1.4) ..... Doha, Qatar ... Asian championships, 22 Apr 2019
10.18 (+1.2) ..... Tampere, Finland ... World Junior, 11 Jul 2018
10.20 (+0.8) ..... Jakarta, Indonesia ... Asian Games, 26 Aug 2018
10.20 (+0.1) ..... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ... Malaysia open GP, 30 Mar 2019
10.24 (+1.0) ..... Tampere, Finland ... World Junior, 11 Jul 2018
10.24 ( -0.2) ..... Jakarta, Indonesia ... Asian Games, 26 Aug 2018
10.25 (+1.1) ..... Jakarta, Indonesia ... Asian Games Trials, 11 Feb 2018
10.26 (+0.8) ..... Doha, Qatar ... Asian championships, 21 Apr 2019
10.27 (+0.6) ..... Gifu, Japan ... Asian Juniors, 8 Jun 2018
10.27 (  0.0) ..... Jakarta, Indonesia ... Asian Games, 25 Aug 2018
10.28 ( -0.6) ..... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ... Malaysia open GP, 30 Mar 2019

Watch the video (courtesy of Atletik Indonesia):


Results of men's 100m (+1.7)
1. Justin Gatlin USA 10.00
2. Yoshihide Kiryu JPN 10.01
3. Lalu Muhammad Zohri INA 10.03
4. Yuki Koike JPN 10.04
5. Ryoto Yamagata JPN 10.11
6. Shuhei Tada JPN 10.12
7. Cameron Burrell USA 10.12
8. Kendal Williams USA 10.20
9. Aska Cambridge JPN 10.30

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Thailand Open 2019: Zulfiqar Ismail runs 10.42 in 100m, Tran Dinh Son sets 46.64 in 400m

The 65th edition of Thailand open Track and Field Championships is underway at Bangkok. It was commenced yesterday (18 May 2019) and will end on Tuesday (21).

Malaysia's Zulfiqar Ismail had a consistent performance in the men's 100m, setting 10.50 in the opening heat. He then improved to 10.42 in semifinals. The 20-year-old Zulfiqar once again set 10.42 to win the men's 100m final, giving Malaysia's third consecutive win of the men's century dash in Thailand open, after Khairul Hafiz Jantan in 2017 and Nixson Kennedy in 2018. Second and third places went to Thailand's Siripol Punpa (who recorded PB in 10.45, from 10.46 in semifinals) and the former SEA Games champion Jirapong Meenapra (PB 10.31) in 10.52, respectively. Malaysian Haiqal Ismail (PB 10.43) who ran his semifinals at 10.46 was in 4th in a close neck-to-neck finish.

In the women's section, the first five positions went to Thais with Supawan Thipat taking the victory in 11.69, not far from her PB of 11.64. Just like in men, the next finishers were very close on the line and their positions had to be determined by photo-finish.

Men's 100m final at Thailand Open 2019
Vietnam's Tran Dinh Son set a lifetime best of 46.64 to win the men's 400m ahead of Chinese Taipei's Yang Lung Hsiang who also recorded sub-47 (46.91). What is more exciting, the Vietnamese has lowered his PB by just one hundreds of a second that he set earlier during the semifinals.

The women's section saw a gold medal-winning to Papua New Guinea's Beu Leonie who recorded 57.00 (SF 56.99), ahead of Malaysia's Nurul Faizah Asma Mazlan (57.44) and Vietnam's Thi Thi Mon (57.60). Yet, better performance in the women U20, by Thailand's Chinenye Josephine Onuorah who clocked 56.33.

In the men's discus throw, Malaysia's Abdul Rahman Lee, 21, registered a new PB and topped the 50m mark for the second time with a distance of 50.16m, taking the gold medal from Thailand's three-time SEA Games silver medalist Narong Benjaroon (50.15m).

In the men's triple jump, Vietnam's Nguyen Van Hao leaped 15.52 (+1.2) to win the gold medal from Thailand's  Pratchaya Tepparak who jumped 15.40 (-0.8). Ronne Malipay of the Philippine bagged bronze in 15.34 (0.0).

Philippines' Asian championship bronze medalist Natalie Rose Uy cleared 4.00m to win the women's pole vault. Despite clearing the same height, Taiwanese Wu Chia Ju finished second place on countback.
Mariya Ovchinnikova compete in the women's triple jump
The women's triple jump saw Thailand's newly crowned Asian champion Parinya Chuaimaroeang (PB 14.17) lost to Kazakhstani Mariya Ovchinnikova (PB 13.94) by only 3cm, 13.19m (+0.4) to 13.16m (+0.2).

Asian championship bronze medalist Subenrat Insaeng won her 5th national titles after throwing 53.15m - a distance that would win the SEA games easily. This is however far from her PB of 61.97m.


Selected results (day 1)

Men's 100m final
1. Zulfiqar Ismail MAS 10.42
2. Siripol Punpa THA 10.45
3. Jirapong Meenapra THA 10.52
4. Muhd Haiqal Hanafi MAS 10.53
5. Ruttanapon Sowan THA 10.53
6. Kim Byeong Chan KOR 10.54
7. Chayut Khongprasit THA 10.64
8. Muhd Aqil Yasmin MAS 10.69

Women's 100m final
1. Supawan Thipat THA 11.69
2. Tassaporn Wannakit THA 11.80
3. Kwanrutai Pakdee THA 11.80
4. Supanich Poolkerd THA 11.82
5. On-Uma Chatta THA 11.93
6. Siti Fatimah Mohamad MAS 11.85
7. Azreen Nabila Alias MAS 12.06

Men's 400m final
1. Tran Dinh Son VIE 46.64
2. Yang Lung Hsiang TPE 46.91
3. Phitchaya Sunthonthuam THA 47.21
4. Yu Chen Yi TPE 47.81
5. Lakmal Mudiyanselage SRI 47.83
6. Saiful Safwan Saifuddin MAS 48.45

Women's pole vault
1. Natalie Rose Uy PHI 4.00
2. Wu Chia Ju TPE 4.00
3. LinYing Tung TPE 3.80
4. Rachel Yang SGP 3.55
5. Chuah Yu Tian MAS 3.55

Women's triple jump
1. Mariya Ovchinnikova KAZ 13.19 (+0.4)
2. Parinya Chuaimaroeng THA 13.16 (+0.2)
3. Tran Hoa Hue VIE 12.64 (+0.5)
4. Angel Carino PHI 11.91 (-0.8)

Men's discus throw
1. Abdul Rahman Lee MAS 50.16
2. Narong Benjaroon THA 50.15
3. Thongchai Silamool THA 48.47
4. Ma Hau Wei TPE 46.09
5. Jakkapat Noisri THA 45.50
6. Eric Yee Chun Wai SGP 44.95

Women's discus throw
1. Subenrat Insaeng THA 53.15
2. Guo Pei Yu TPE 45.64
3. Choo Kang Ni MAS 44.23
4. Charuwan Sroisena THA 42.43
5. Queenie Ting MAS 41.56
6. Mar Mar San MYA 39.62

(Photo Athletics Association of Thailand)

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Prabudass Krishnan Runs Second Fastest Malaysian in the 5000m in 14:33.10

>> May 13, 2019

Prabudass Krishnan lowered his lifetime best performance in the men's 5000m as he clocked 14:33:10 during the latest (270th) Long Distance Competition series of Nippon Sports Science University (NSSU) yesterday (12 May) at Tokyo, Japan.


It came after he set his second sub-15 of 14:37:52 just three weeks ago at the same venue, which was already a SEA Games Gold Standard Performance.

Vietnam's Nguyen Van Lai won the last SEA Games in 14:55.15 with Prabudass in second place (14:57.43).

He moved up to second fastest on Malaysia's All-Time lists,  bettering A. Munusamy's 14:33.99 time from 1996 and now behind only the 25-year-old national record of 14:06.84 by M. Ramachandran.

Within 3 weeks, Prabudass Krishnan set another personal best in the 5000m 
Prabudass Krishnan at the start of his 5000m race


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Wei Hao Lun, 14, Runs 100m in 10.65 and 200m in 21.49

>> May 01, 2019

It appears that much of the focus during the 2019 National Middle School Games in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei was Wei Hao Lun who was relatively unknown and new to the world of sprinting.

This is because he was born on 15 May 2004 and still 14.

He ran a blistering 10.65s (+0.6) in the 100m on 22 April 2019 and then 21.49s in the 200m three days later.

It seems like not so many people can run these times at the age of 14 or even 15, in fact, 16! I wrote a post earlier that "to be in the top lists (i.e. World fastest boys), an athlete has to run, on average 10.5-10.6 for the 100m dash, or 21.3-21.6 for the 200m event."

Wei Hao-Lun ran 10.65 in 100m and 21.49 in 200m

The 5'7" Hao-Lun had previously come close to running sub-10.70s in March by clocking 10.70s (+2.0). He is consistent at running 10.7 so far.

Earlier in February, he has posted two sub-10.80s of 10.78 and 10.77 during a track meeting in Kaohsiung.

He added another two (10.73 and 10.77) during the heats in this School Games.

For a record, he ran his 2018 fastest time of 10.95 in November last year.

Chinese Taipei has a good track record in sprinting including some of the world best performances.

Yang Chun-han, for example, is the defending champion of the World University Games at 100m. He was the Asian champion at 200m and more recently a silver medalist (200m) of the Jakarta Asian Games. He has personal records of 10.11 and 20.23 in the 100m and 200m, respectively.

Chi Cheng had seven World records from the 100 yards, 100 meters, 200 meters, 220 yards, 100m hurdles, and between 1964 to 1970, she set a total of 44 Asian records.

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Who Are the Fastest Boys in the World?

>> April 28, 2019

Apart from the medals won, there has to be a certain standard or reference whereby people can easily determine how good (or bad) you are.

For example, the current standard for the men's 100m to be in the 2020 Olympic Games is 10.05, and to be a Top 100 of the World at present, you must run at least 10.15, and 10.25 for Top 200.

This can be clearly determined in track and field events, especially for senior levels. This is however difficult for the younger age-group performance - lack of info out there.

The current world absolute age-13 best of 10.85 is held by Darrel Brown of Trinidad and Tobago. Brown achieved his lifetime best 8 years later in 9.99, almost a full second difference. Australian James Gallaugher holds the world age-13 best for the 200m in 21.73.

The world age-14 best is held by Jamaica's Sachin Dennis with a time of 10.51. Darrel Brown held the world age-14 best for 200m (21.20) for almost 2 decades, before it was broken by Dennis (20.89) in 2017. Malaysia's Muhammad Azeem Fahmi (14 years and 360 days) came very near to the mark set by Brown when he ran 21.24 earlier this week during the Malaysian schools meeting at Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia.

Sachin Dennis(Jamaica), Azeem Fahmi (Malaysia), and Wei Hao Lun (Chinese Taipei) are among the young athletes who achieved supreme performance at young ages

Sachin Dennis also holds the world age-15 best in the 100m in 10.20. About a year ago, American Anthony Schwartz sets world age-16 best of 10.15.

The big man Usain Bolt holds the world age-15 best in the 200m in 20.58. He also holds the world age-16 best in 20.13 that is also the official world U18 record as accepted by the governing body, while Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu holds 100m record for world U18 in 10.01.


Azeem Fahmi runs 10.63 to win class 2 (under 15) in Malaysian schools championship

The American record for boys 13-14 age-group (under 15) is held by Bryce Love in a time of 10.73 while the 200m is 21.77 by Ashton Allen.

Of interest, I have compiled a series of annual age-group top lists for the male under 16 for the 100m and 200m to identify what is required to be the best in the world for this particular age-group (under 16) and events.

The term age-group needs to be understood carefully as it can be absolute or relative. Age-group in athletics refers to the standard set by the governing body for athletics, as stated in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competition rules, that is "XX" years old on 31 December in the year of the competition (i.e. relative age).

The holders of world age-group best above are based on absolute age (i.e. actual age). However, I have compiled the top lists based on the IAAF standard for competitions and records.

The fastest boys in the world from 2016 to 2019 (relative age; age at 31 December of Year) are as listed:

2016 - World Under 16
100m
10.59 ... Dominik Illovszky (HUN) born. 4 Jan 2002 (14y)
10.68 ... Khafre Brown (USA) born. 29 May 2001 (15y)
10.68 ... Justin Tsukamoto (JPN) born. 22 Mar 2001 (15y)
10.71 ... Javon Williams (TTO) born. 2001 (15y)
10.75 ... Edward Osei Nketia (NZL) born, 8 May 2011 (15y)

200m
21.32 ... Khafre Brown (USA) born. 29 May 2001 (15y)
21.70 ... Roshaun Rowe (JAM) born. 23 September 2002 (14y)
21.70 ... Jayson Weber (RSA) born. 1 Jan 2001 (15y)
21.71 ... Andrew Brown (USA) born. 2003 (13y)
21.77 ... Ashton Allen (USA) born. 25 Mar 2002 (14y)

2017 - World Under 16
100m
10.51 ... Sachin Dennis (JAM) born. 2 August 2002 (15y)
10.71 ... Avindale Smith (TTO) born. 23 January 2002 (15y)
10.71 ... Darian Clarke (BAR) born. 5 March 2002 (15y)
10.73 ... Raphael Bouju (NED) born.  15 May 2002 (15y)
10.77 ... Enrico Sancin (ITA) born. 5 March 2002 (15y)

200m
20.89 ... Sachin Dennis (JAM) born. 2 August 2002 (15y)
21.23 ... Ashton Allen (USA) born. 25 March 2002 (15y)
21.24 ... Avindale Smith (TTO) born. 23 January 2002 (15y)
21.29 ... Marcellus Moore (USA) born. 30 Jun 2002 (15y)
21.44 ... Darian Clarke (BAR) born. 5 March 2002 (15y)
21.45 ... Sasha Zhoya (FRA) born. 25 June 2002 (15y)
21.52 ... Dominic Ogbechie (GBR) born. 15 May 2002 (15y)

2018 - World Under 16
100m
10.37 ... Terrique Stennett (JAM) born 3 January 2003 (15y)
10.68 ... Brune Godson (NGR) born. 2003 (15y)
10.72 ... Alexander  Nunley (USA) born. 9 September 2003 (15y)
10.78 ... Muhammad Azeem Fahmi (MAS) born 29 April 2004 (14y)
10.81 ... Adrian Kerr (JAM) born. 2003 (15y)

200m
21.69 ... Adrian Kerr (JAM) born. 2003 (15y)
21.74 ... Bouwahghi Nkrumie (JAM) born. 16 February 2004 (14y)
21.78 ... Shakeem McKay (TT0) born. 2003 (15y)
21.89 ... Muhammad Azeem Fahmi (MAS) born. 29 April 2004 (14y)

2019 - World Under 16*
100m
10.54 ... Bouwahghi Nkrumie (JAM) born. 16 February 2004 (15y)
10.63 ... Muhammad Azeem Fahmi (MAS) born. 29 April 2004 (15y)
10.69 ... Christopher Scott (JAM) born. 2004 (15y)
10.70 ... Wei Hao Lun (TPE) born. 2004

200m
21.24 ... Muhammad Azeem Fahmi (MAS) born. 29 April 2004 (15y)
21.56 ... Wei Hao Lun (TPE) born. 2004
21.70 ... Christopher Scott (JAM) born. 2004
21.77 ... Alicke Cranston (JAM) born. 6 May 2004 (15y)
21.83 ... Dalan Oliphant (RSA) born. 3 July 2004 (15y)


Sachin Dennis runs 10.20 at 100m a new world age-15 best

From the lists above, it could tell well that in order to be in the top lists (i.e. World fastest boys), an athlete has to run, on average 10.5-10.6 for the 100m dash, or 21.3-21.6 for the 200m event.

This information may not be as crucial as the appropriate development of young performers to be super-elite athletes but may be important to identify the "gold and diamond" (super talents) for appropriate talent management. There is no guarantee that talented teens will easily transition to become great athletes.


*Information as of 28 April 2019 (only regular performance).

Acknowledgments: ATFS, IAAF, Asian AA, Tilastopaja, D.Eisold

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Azeem Fahmi Sets New 200m Record of 21.24s

>> April 24, 2019

Azeem Fahmi has set another record during the Malaysian schools championships in Iskandar Puteri, Johor today (24 April 2019).

The 15-year old clocked an impressive time of 21.24s during the 200m final to easily bag the gold medal and rewrite his own meeting record of 21.89s that he set last year when he was just 14.

Earlier, he earned two gold medals and new records from the 100m dash (10.63s) and long jump (6.89).

The question would be how fast is 21.24 in 200m? simply say, a 21.24s clocking would win a medal in most of the national open competitions (e.g. Malaysia, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, South Korea...) at senior levels.

Based on the last IAAF World Youth championships (under 18y), Azeem would have been among the top four positions in the 200m and top three in the 100m.

Sabah's 13-year-old Jad Rizalman Washif came second in 22.66, while Sarawak's Audray Hilla third in 22.71.



His 200m performance put him among the best in relation to the Malaysian all-time best performance.

Malaysian All-Time Lists (as at April 2019)
By Jad Adrian (ATFS)

20.77 ... Russel Alexander Nasir Taib 2019 (age 21y)
20.90 ... Khairul Hafiz Jantan 2017 (19y)
20.92 ... M. Jegathesan 1968 (25y)
20.97 ... Azmi Ibrahim 2001 (25y)
21.01 ... Muhammad Aqil Yasmin 2018 (21y)
21.04 ... Aravinthevar Gunasegaran 2016 (23y)
21.10 ... Jonathan Nyepa 2018 (22y)
21.14 ... R. Ganeshwaran 1999 (21y)
21.20 ... Watson Nyembek 1995
21.20 ... Mohd Izzuddin Yahya 2015 (28y)
21.22 ... Rabuan Pit 1981 (25y)
21.24 ... Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap 2016 (21y)
21.24 ... Abdul Wafiy Roslan 2018 (19y)
21.24 ... MUHAMMAD AZEEM MOHD FAHMI 2019 (15y)
21.26 ... Mohd Haiqal Hanafi 2018 (19y)
21.27 ... Nazmizan Muhammad 2003 (22y)


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Azeem Fahmi Clocks 10.63s in 100m

>> April 21, 2019

Muhammad Azeem Fahmi unleashes storming 100m performance by clocking a time of 10.63s to win the Malaysian school championships in Iskandar Puteri, Johor today (21 April).

The 15-year-old Perakian powered forward at the start, seizing control of the race after just a few metres, and then pulls away from the field in the midway.

He renewed his own championship record in the process.

Azeem sent a strong message during semifinals by "jogging" to a new championship record of 10.72, breaking his own record of 10.87 that he set during the last edition. He was 14 back then.

His 10.63 performance in the national school meeting would have won a medal in the last edition of IAAF World youth championships.

Sabah's Hanssen Yap was in second (11.15) while Sarawak's Audray Hilla third in 11.17.


Personal Details

Name: Muhammad Azeem bin Mohd Fahmi
Date of birth: 29 April 2004
Hometown: Teluk Intan, Perak
Coach: Muhammad Amir Izwan
Development: State sports school of Perak
Training ground: Gunung Rapat, Ipoh

Progress in sprint events
2019 - 15 years
100m 10.63
200m 21.24

2018 - 14 years
100m 10.78 / 10.5h
200m 21.70

2017 - 13 years
100m 11.23

2016 - 12 years
100m 12.76

Azeem's achievements (as of today) *updated 25 April

2019
National Schools (MSSM Championships), Iskandar Puteri
100m - Gold medal (10.63s)
200m - Gold medal (21.24s)
Long Jump - Gold medal (6.93m)
4x400m - Gold medal (3:24.69)

Little Athletics, Perth, Australia
100m - Gold medal (10.84s)
200m - Gold medal (21.50s)

SEA Youth championship, Ilagan, Philippine
100m - Gold medal (10.69s)
200m - Gold medal (21.86s)

State Schools (Perak Schools Championships)
100m - Gold medal (10.4h)
200m - Gold medal (21.2h)
Long Jump - Gold medal (6.77m)

2018
National Schools (MSSM Championships), Shah Alam
100m - Gold medal (10.78s)
200m - Gold medal (21.70s)

State Schools (Perak Schools Championship)
100m - Gold medal (10.6h)
200m - Gold medal (21.9h)


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Best Performances of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix 2019

>> April 01, 2019

Team Malaysia wrapped up the 1st Malaysia Open Grand Prix with a haul of 8 GOLD, 15 SILVER, and 14 BRONZE, ahead of Kyrgyzstan (5-1-0), South Korea (4-6-4), and Chinese Taipei (4-4-4).

Irrespective of nationality, the best performance of the meet came from (no special order):
> Men's 100m - Lalu Muhammad Zohri (INA) 10.20
> Men’s 400mh – Chen Chieh (TPE) 49.77
> Men’s High Jump - Lee Hup Wei (MAS) 2.27m
> Men's long jump - Sapwaturrahman (INA) 7.97m
> Men’s shot put – Ivan Ivanov (KAZ) 19.53m
> Men's discus throw - Musab Momani (JOR) 56.16m
> Men’s hammer throw - Lee Ywunchul (KOR) 70.70m
> Women’s 100mh – Emilia Nova (INA) 13.59
> Women’s hammer throw – Park Seojin (KOR) 49.52m

Southeast Asian Best Performances (SEA Games GOLD standard)
> Men's 100m - Lalu Muhammad Zohri (INA) 10.20
> Men’s High Jump - Lee Hup Wei (MAS) 2.27m
> Men's long jump - Sapwaturrahman (INA) 7.97m
> Men’s hammer throw – Jackie Wong (MAS) 65.87m

Southeast Asian Best Performances (SEA Games MEDAL standard)
> Men’s 200m – Russel Taib (MAS) 21.12
> Men’s 400m - Luqmanul Hakim Khairul Akmal (MAS) 46.92
> Men’s long jump - Andre Anuar (MAS) 7.72m
> Men’s triple jump - Muhammad Hakimi Ismail (MAS) 16.16m
> Men’s discus throw - Abdul Rahman Lee (MAS) 50.03m

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Lalu Zohri Wins 10.20 in Malaysia Open GP 2019

>> March 31, 2019

The first day (30 March) of the 2019 Malaysia Open Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur provided some exciting and top class performances.

But the performances at Bukit Jalil Stadium were dominated by Malaysian athletes who collected 5 gold medals (out of 13), 6 silver, and 6 bronze.

Nevertheless, the best performances of the day in "continental terms" came from several events including the men's 100m, 400m hurdles, shot put, and long jump.

As anticipated, Indonesia's Lalu Muhammad Zohri, the gold medalist of the 2018 World U20 championships took the victory in the century dash with a time of 10.20 (+0.1), a mere less than his personal best of 10.18, which was set during the gold medal-winning of the world juniors.

Men's 100m finals in Malaysian open GP 2019
A 10.20 clocking also equaled his time during the last Asian Games in Jakarta where he finished in seventh place.

The 19-year-old did not get a good start but seen dominant enough at the second half of the century dash, much more like of Carl Lewis. He covered the distance in 45 steps.

Lalu Zohri was first known as he run 10.25 last year during the pre-Asian Games meeting in February last year at Jakarta.

He now has nine sub-10.30 performances (10.18 to 10.28) including two from the present international meeting.

Malaysia's Zulfiqar Ismail was distant away and crosses the line in second in 10.41, right ahead of Chinese Taipei's Wei-Hsu Wang (10.44) and Malaysia's Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi (10.46).
Lalu Zohri with Malaysian sprinters Haiqal (left) and Zulfiqar (right)
In the men's long jump, Asian games bronze medalist Sapwatturahman has registered 7.97m (+0.5) to win his pet event while Malaysian youngster Andre Anura had a new personal best of 7.72m (+0.8) in second.

Chinese Taipei's Chen Chieh took the victory in the men's 400m hurdles in a fast time of 49.77s. The Taiwanese has a personal best of 49.05. His teammate Ming-Yang Peng was trailing in second in 50.21.

Jordan's Musab Al-Momani who came with a lifetime best of 62.64m had no problem to win the men's discus throw in 56.16m.

Ivan Ivanov of Kazakhstan had the longest throw after registering 19.53m from his third attempt to win the men's shot put, beating South Korea's Jung Ilwoo in second place (19.08m). The 6-foot-8 Kazakhstani has a lifetime best of 20-m.
Ivan Ivanov throws 19.53m
In the women's 100m, Kirghizistan's Anna Bulanova recorded a lifetime best of 11.75 (0.0) to win the women's 100m. Chinese Taipei's Chia Chen Hu was second in 11.89. Three Malaysians Siti Fatimah Mohamad (11.91), Komalam Shally Selveratnam (11.94), and Azreen Nabila Alias (12.04) were in 3rd to 5th places.

The five gold medals won by Team Malaysia came from Iskandar Alwi in the men's pole vault (5.20m), Royson Vincent in the men's 800m (1:51.11), Connie Choo Kang Ni in women's discus throw (44.39m), Kirthana Ramasamy in women's triple jump (13.17m), and Mandy Goh i in women's 400mh (64.91).

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Rayzam Shah runs 13.82 at Singapore Open 2019

>> March 28, 2019

Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian has clocked a time 13.82 (+0.5) en route to grabbing a bronze medal during the 81st Singapore Open Track and Field Championships today (28 March 2019), which bettered his winning time (13.83) in the last SEA Games.

He achieved the effort after recording a season-best of 13.89 (0.0) during the heats. Both results show that he is ready to challenge his two-year-old national record of 13.67.

Hong Kong's Mui Ching Yung and Chan Chung Wang were neck-to-neck through the line in an identical time of 13.77.

Meanwhile, in the men's triple jump, Malaysia's Muhammad Hakimi Ismail has beaten his SEA Games main rival, Mark Harry Diones of the Philippines by just a 5 cm margin in a distance of 16.01m.

Philippine's Kristina Marie Knott whose personal record is 23.23 has beaten Singapore's former SEA Games champion Veronica Shanti Pereira in the women's 200m, 23.79 over 23.85.

Thailand's Natta Nachan clinched the women's javelin gold medal after throwing a distance of 52.57m.

Selected results as follows;

MEN

200m final (+0.8)
1. Reuben Lee Siong En (SGP) 21.64
2. Mohamad Idris (BRU) 21.65
3. Kei Takase(JPN) 21.66

800m
1. Tatsuy Nishikubo (JPN) 1:50.83
2. Marco Volog (PHI) 1:51.63
3. Phuoc Luong Duc (VIE) 1:56.14

110m hurdles
1. Mui Ching Yung (HKG) 13.77
2. Chan Chung Wang (HKG) 13.77
3. Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian 13.82

Triple Jump
1. Muhammad Hakimi Ismail 16.01 (0.0)
2. Mark Harry Diones (PHI) 15.96
3. Pratchaya Tepparak (THA) 15.85


WOMEN

200m final (+0.6)
1. Kristina Knott (PHI) 23.79
2. Veronica Pereira (SGP) 23.85
3. Alvin Tehupeiory (INA) 24.23

800m
1. Agustina Manik (INA) 2:11.88
2. Narumi Uchiyama (JPN) 2:14.63
3. Aung Aye Aye (MYA) 2:15.23

Triple Jump
1. Parinya Chuaimaroeng (THA) 13.42 (0.0)
2. Tio Rozario (SGP) 12.16 (0.0)
3. Wai Ann Lee (SGP) 11.75 (0.0)

Javelin Throw
1. Natta Nachan (THA) 52.57
2. Gim Gyeong Ae (KOR) 50.40
3. Heo Hyo Jeong (KOR) 49.87


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Russel Taib Renews Malaysian 200m Record in 20.77s

>> March 23, 2019

Australian based Malaysian sprinter Russel Taib has broken Khairul Hafiz's national record in the men's 200m with a time of 20.77s during the 2019 Queensland Track Classic at Brisbane, Australia today (23/3/2019).

Official results

He achieved the time with a wind reading of 2.0 m/s, just inside the allowed limit of +2.0m/s as set by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Japan's Kei Takase won the B race right in front of Russel in 20.75s while South Korea's Lee Jae-Ha came third in 20.91s.

During the Malaysian Games in 2018, the Asian Youth bronze medalist came only third at 200m (21.30s), however, right on the same track earlier in January this year, the 21-year-old came very close to beating Khairul Hafiz's record during the Shield athletics meeting by recording 20.94s (+1.8).

For a record, Khairul Hafiz held Malaysian 200m record of 20.90s after breaking M.Jegathesan's national record of 20.92s which has stood for 49 years during the Malaysian national championships in 2017.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Hakimi Ismail cinched the gold medal in the men's triple jump with a wind-aided jump of 16.47m (+3.1), which he set during his last attempt.

He also recorded a seasonal best of 16.02m (+1.4 m/s) from the 2nd attempt.

The two-time SEA Games champion whose personal best is 16.77m (i.e. SEA Games record) is currently 2nd on the Southeast Asian ranking lists.

Mark Harry Diones of the Philippines, Hakimi's SEA Games main rival has registered 16.08s earlier this month during the Philippine national championships at Ilagan.

High Jumpers Lee Hup Wei and Nauraj Singh were the other two Malaysian in the meeting.

The experienced and SEA Games 1-2 favorites finished 3rd and 4th with 2.20m and 2.12m, respectively. New Zealand's Hamish Kerr came 1st in 2.24m.

The duo needs to clear 2.33m in order to compete in the IAAF World Championships at Doha in September.

Hup Wei was unable to clear 2.24m but making a 2.20m effort means equalling a season-best from the Ipoh all-comers in Malaysia last month.

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Former Indonesian sprinter Yudi Purnomo dies at 58

>> February 16, 2019

Indonesia's former top sprinter Yudi Purnomo died on Friday (15 February 2019) after a 4-year battle with cancer (lymphoma).

Born in 1961, Purnomo competed in the 1984 Olympics and had won numerous medals in Asian-level competitions.

During the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, he advanced into the quarterfinals of the 100m after finishing in second during the second heat of round one in a time of 10.40s. In this race, he was behind the defending champion Allan Wells of Great Britain who recorded 10.32.

Later in the afternoon heat four of the quarterfinals, he finished in 3rd position behind Jamaica's Raymond Stewart (10.30) and Allan Wells (10.33) but was well ahead of Spain's Jose Javier Arques (10.52) to enter the semifinal round comfortably.

In semifinals, he clocked a time of 10.51s (+0.7) to finish in the eighth position of his first heat race and was eliminated; only top four of each semifinal heat would be qualified into the finals.

Men's 100m semifinal 1 at the 1984 Olympic Games at Los Angeles

The race was won by Jamaica's Raymond Stewart (10.26). Ironically, heat 2 race was 'against headwinds' and apparently not quicker as the last qualifier Tony Sharpe of Canada at 4th place had a time of 10.52 (-1.5), which was one hundred of a second slower than Purnomo's. Carl Lewis won the heat 2 race in 10.14 who then took the victory in the finals in 9.99s.

During the 200m, he ended in 5th position during the quarterfinals in a new national record of 20.93s (-0.5) behind the likes of Carl Lewis (20.48), Stefano Tilli and Atlee Mahorn. He came third (21.01) earlier during the heat 9 of round one.

His first well-known international medals for Indonesia came from the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 1983 at Singapore when he won 3 silver medals, the 100m (10.62) and 200m (21.82) individuals. He then teamed up in the 4x100m to take another silver medal (40.58).

Four months later, he clinched the ATF (Asian Track & Field)'s bronze medal in the 100m (10.60) and went on to win a silver medal in the 200m (21.64).

Photo collection of the late Yudi Purnomo (from his facebook) 
During the 1985 SEA Games at Bangkok, he clinched a gold medal in the 200m by clocking a time of 21.25s, and grabbed another medal as he finished in 3rd place in the blue ribbon event (10.62), behind teammate Christian Nenepath who edged Thailand's Sumet Promna following a neck-to-neck battle to the line for an identical time of 10.54s. After snatching the individual golds, they helped Indonesian quartet to secure another gold medal in the 4x100m.

Previously in the year when the ATF was held in his home ground Jakarta, he won two silver medals after finishing in second at 100m (10.33), behind China's Zheng Chen (10.28) and the 200m (21.19), behind South Korea's Chang Jae-Keun (20.57).

In the 1987 SEA Games in Jakarta, he clinched 2 silver medals from the 200m and 4x100m.

He retained his SEA Games silver medal at 200m in the 1989 edition in Kuala Lumpur after coming in second (21.32) behind teammate and the newly crowned 100m champion (10.40) Mardi Lestari who clocked 21-flat.

He has personal bests of 10.33s in the 100m that he set during the ATF in 1985 and 20.93s at 200m from the 1984 Olympics. His actual name is Purnomo bin Muhmmad Yudhi Wijaya.

Condolences to his family.

by Jad Adrian, ATFS statistician

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
RED = World Leader

STATISTICS

STATISTICS

ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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