SUKMA: Mistake Hinders Sabah Team to Win Gold in 4x100m

>> June 17, 2010

Sabah’s 4x100m men quartet which consists of Taufik, Rayzam, Fahrul and Eddie failed to defend the gold medal won in the last SUKMA at Hang Jebat Stadium yesterday.

However, it was not about the fluency of baton exchanges but it was a misjudgment by Sabah's inexperienced first runner. It's said, the whistle was blew during the set position led to a misjudgment of the first runner, Taufik, who reacted and almost foul start.

"Whilst all runners at the set position and ready to go, they blew the whistle but all of a sudden the gun goes off" said Eddie, Sabah’s anchor man. "Of course the thing has affected Taufik who thought it's a recall from the officials", he added. As a result, Taufik was the last one to "run".

Sabah team stopped the clock at 41.18 for silver with Terengganu quartet  (Zabidi, Idris, Ammar and Ajmal) merely two hundredth of a second in front to bag gold with 41.16. Perak settled for bronze in 41.81s.

Meanwhile, the host quartet of Nurul Sarah, Azmar Azlin, Nurhumairah and Ku Munirah won the women's 4x100m relay gold in 48.19, beating three other quartets in a "dead heat".

From the photo-finish, Penang was awarded silver medal while bronze medal went to Terengganu despite of recording the same time at 48.32. Most dissapointing Sabah's quartet down to 4th place in spite of only late 0.01s with 48.33.


1, Terengganu, 41.16. 2, Sabah, 41.18. 3, Perak, 41.81. 4, Federal Territory, 41.84. 5, Pahang, 41.87. 6, Johor, 47.82. 0, Penang, DSQ.

1, Malacca, 48.19. 2, Penang, 48.32. 3, Terengganu, 48.32. 4, Sabah, 48.33. 5, Johor, 48.68. 6, Perak, 49.12. 0, Federal Territory, DSQ. 0, Pahang, DNS.


SUKMA: Syed Aliff and Nurul Sarah Crowned SUKMA Sprint King And Queen

>> June 16, 2010

Syed Aliff Syed Noh of Federal Territory crowned as the fastest man in SUKMA by winning the blue riband event with a time of 10.71 yesterday at Hang Jebat stadium in Malacca. Azhar Ismail of Pahang won the silver medal in a time of 10.74 while bronze medal went to Sabah’s Rayzamshah Sofian in 10.80.

Syed Aliff who is coached by Azmi Ibrahim however, however failed to break his personal record of 10.61 he set en route to win gold at the Malaysian Mini Olympics last year.

I’ve briefly met and congratulates Azmi Ibrahim who looks so happy outside the stadium, he said the first two winners in the 100m are under his guidance and programs.

Azmi Ibrahim is a former national sprinter and holds the second fastest-performance for both 100/200 in Malaysia with 10.37 and 20.97 respectively, behind the national record holders, Watson Nyambek (10.30) and M.Jagethesan (20.92).

Meanwhile, SEA Games representative Nurul Sarah Kadir of Malacca emerged as the fastest women in the biennial-games. She clocked a time of 12.04s , defeating Perak’s Komalam Shally on the silver position (12.37) and Zaidatul Husna of Federal Territory who bagged bronze in 12.40.

Full Results:

1, Syed Aliff Syed Noh, 10.71. 2, Azhar Ismail, 10.74. 3, Rayzamshah Sofian, 10.80. 4, Eddie Edwards, 10.84. 5, Schzuan Rosli, 10.88. 6, Zabidi Ahmad, 10.93. 7, Hisyam Alias, 10.94. 8, Harith Ammar, 11.06.

1, Nurul Sarah, 12.04. 2, S.Komalam Shally, 12.37. 3, Zaidatul Husna, 12.40. 4, Siti Nurhayati, 12.42. 5, Chiwe Hui Lian, 12.49. 6, Cynthia Manghing, 12.56. 7, Lee Jia Qin, 12.70. 8, Zaidatul Husnia, 12.90.


SUKMA: Adi Alifuddin Breaks National Record in Shot Put

SEA Games silver medalist, Adi Alifuddin posted the best performance from any events at the second day of SUKMA (Malaysian Games) yesterday.

He competed against a world class shot putter, Piotr Majewski of Poland at the Chinese Taipei open last month which saw him recorded a new NR 17.18s. That definitely boosted his confidence to throw even further in the SUKMA competition.

And in the SUKMA competition at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca yesterday, he threw a distance of 17.31m in his third throw to erase the Games record 15.87m he set in Terengganu two years ago and once again surpassing the NR.

It was his third consecutive gold medal-winning performance in the biennial Games. For his national record-breaking effort yesterday, he will earn a RM 1,000 since the MAAU President Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim have agreed to awards RM 1,000 and RM 500 for national record breakers and Games record breakers respectively.


SUKMA: Young Sprinters Shows Blistering Performances

>> June 15, 2010

The men’s 100m semifinals ran last night was the best I’ve seen in the Malaysian Games history with at least 14 young sprinters ran sub 11-second. Not only that,
6 final-qualifiers set their lifetime bests in the blue riband event.

More interesting, eight-fastest times and the finalists have dipped below 10.80 whereas two medal prospects, Ambrose Jilom and Daniel Azwan failed to advance to the final.

Mohd. Azhar Ismail, Eddie Edwards and Harith Ammar set the top-three fastest times in the semifinals with 10.70, 10.72 and 10.75 respectively. Three of them have also set their new personal best times.

Running in the heat 2, Mohd Azhar eclipsed his old mark by one hundredth of a second where he set in Kedah Open last month while Eddie Edwards lowers his previous mark 10.78 where he did in Manila to 10.72. The 15-year-old Harith Ammar showing sign to be a successful sprinter in future edged his personal best 10.84 to 10.75.

Despite placed second behind Eddie in heat 3, Syed Aliff Mohd Noh was safely to the final by recording 10.76. Yet, the Malaysian Mini-Olympic champion had a lifetime best of 10.61 and is the one to watch in the final.

Meanwhile, SEA Games champion, Rayzamshah Sofian of Sabah wins the heat 1 in 10.77, the fifth fastest time to the final. Rayzam is more likely to win his favorite 110mh but has a huge chance to win gold if he at least able to match his best time 10.57 in the final.

Malacca’s Schzuan Rosli placed second behind Rayzam, surged off the block and took the lead until the last metres then recorded a new personal best time of 10.78.

Newcomer Hisham Alias have booked his final slot when he ran 10.79, also a new personal best by two-tenth of a second improvement.

The last finalist was Zabidi Ahmad, a former Malaysian Junior Champion, also a World Juniors representative. Zabidi who was fourth at the last SUKMA in 2008 clocked 10.80, and also a new personal best.

Unfortunately, Ambrose Jilom, who is coached by the national record holder, Watson Nyambek, did not advance to final after he ranked ninth at overall. Ambrose placed fourth in his semifinal with 10.81, way off his best time 10.71 he set less than a month ago at the Malaysian Schools Meet.

SEA Games representative, Daniel Azwan was eliminated after clocked a time of 10.82s. Ironically, the time was exactly the same when he won bronze medal at the last SUKMA.

All in all, Malaysia has a bunch of young-talented sprinters which is in fact much more than what other ASEAN countries has. Tonight is the 100m finals, come to Hang Jebat stadium and cheers for them. I'm ready!

Semifinals Results:

Heat 1:
1, Rayzamshah, 10.77 . 2, Schzuan Rosli 10.78. 3, S. Kannan, 10.87. 4, Ariff Naim, 10.91. 5, Ronnie Simon, 11.10. 6, Arif Syakirin, 11.58.

Heat 3:
1, Mohd Azhar, 10.70. 2, Harith Ammar, 10.75. 3, Hisyam Alias, 10.79. 4, Daniel Azwan, 10.82. 5, Cyrus Krishnan, 10.89. 6, Mohd Shahmimi 10.99. 7, Alif Husni, 11.04.

Heat 3:
1, Eddie Edwards, 10.72. 2, Syed Aliff, 10.76. 3, Zabidi Ahmad, 10.80. 4, Ambrose Jilom, 10.81. 5, Mohammad Aminuddin, 11.16. 6, Isbollah Harun, 14.95. 7, Hidayatullah, DNF.

Heat 1:
1, Komalam Shally, 12.20. 2, Cynthia Manghing, 12.46. 3, Lee Jia Qin, 12.50. 4, Zaidatul Husnia, 12.62. 5, Hazwani, 12.63. 6, Azmar Azlin, 12.91. 7, Siti Norbainun, 13.14. 8, Nuridah Awang, 13.46.

Heat 2:
1, Nurul Sarah, 12.00. 2, Siti Nurhayati, 12.34. 3, Zaidatul Husna, 12.36. 4, Chiew Hui Lian, 12.42. 5, Jarmeela Washif, 12.84. 6, Amirah Aida, 12.97. 7, Nurhaslinda Md. , 13.09. 8, Nor Atikah, 13.09.


SUKMA: P. Yuvaaraj Wins Gold But Narrowly Missed The Record

SEA Games silver medalist, P.Yuvaaraj takes Gold medal in the 400m from the Idris Zakaria and Amir Fakhri in the first day of the SUKMA (National Games U-23) held in Malacca from June 14 – 17.

The 18-year-old Kedahan, who ran 47.31 in Kedah open last month had a chance to break the meet record of 47.37, set by Zaiful at Sabah in 2002, however stopped the clock at 47.46s in front of the 5,000 fans at Hang Jebat stadium.

Meanwhile, the winner of silver medal has to be confirmed from photo-finish visual. Idris wins in a time of 48.45 while Amir who came close from behind merely short by one hundredth of a second.

In the 400m women, Nurul Asikin Rasid takes the gold with a personal best time of 56.87. Silver medal went to Nurul Faiza Asma in 57.32 while Farahana Musa took the bronze with a time of 58.52.

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FIFA World Cup And Prostitution

>> June 14, 2010

Half of million fans are expected to attend this year's FIFA World Cup Final in South Africa which running for a month long (June 11 - July 11, 2010). Ath the same time, the authorities have confirmed the presence of 40,000 sex workers to take place following legalization of prostitution for the World Cup this year. 

Theoretically as long as it is legal, it will be licensed, regulated and taxed by the authorities. So, it would provide a huge income for the country. Not only that, it would benefits to those who have no other option to have income!

Well, take into consideration the fact that human can't live without sex and when thousands of fans are coming to South Africa it will definitely not end to games it will follow lots entertainments such as gambling, alcohol and sex. So, should it be legalized or the South African girls would exposed to the risk of sex assault and rape?

More interesting, whenever prostitution is legalized, sex workers would be screened for the sexually transmitted diseases (STD). In this process prostitutes whom infected will not be given license and permitted to do the business. Hence, the spread of all kind of STDs like syphilis etc could be reduced isn't it?

In the other hand, I’ve no right to stop the ideas anyway but the question is how can prostitution be legalized because of a football tournament? It is one thing that people might want to think as it would be a platform for further criminal activities to take place. Moreover, it is well documented that prostitution promotes human trafficking, drug abuse, the drug trade etc.

Apart from that, prostitution could also increase the possibility that local under-age girls to be recruited into the prostitution business partly due to the fact that World Cup takes place during a four week national school holiday in South Africa. 

It is more likely a great opportunity for South Africa to please foreign guests and generate much tax-profits, but I am concern if legalizing this is something that can promotes young generation into a serious and worse criminal can be something an "OK", and furthermore this (prostitution for World cup) certainly will not automatically ceased right after the World cup but to continue long after the tourists had left.

Well, what do you think should prostitution be legalizes for the benefit of sports?


Interesting facts about Usain Bolt

>> June 09, 2010

With all the accomplishments at the Olympics and World Championships, Usain Bolt has established himself as one of the most outstanding athletes in the history of sports.
Here are lists of interesting facts about Usain Bolt. Here we go:
  • Usain Bolt was born at the land of Trewalny which also the hometown of the many world-class track and field athletes;
  • Usain Bolt’s first sport was cricket where he specialized fast bowler;
  • Usain Bolt received several American colleges’ scholarship offers but declined all of them to remained in his hometown to train;
  • Usain Bolt is a fan of Christiano Ronaldo and therefore he had offered him some sprinting tips. Ronaldo himself was delighted with the offer as he too a big fan of Bolt;
  • Usain Bolt is the youngest ever gold medalist of the World Junior Championship, winning the 200m at age of 15;
  • Usain Bolt is the first and so far the only junior athlete to break sub 20 seconds in 200 metres;
  • Usain Bolt is nicknamed as 'Lightning Bolt’ because of 2 reasons: his extraordinary performance; and his 100m world record was set right after the lightning storm (in New York);
  • Usain Bolt became the first to hold the World records, World Championship records, and Olympic Games records in all three sprint events (100m, 200m and 4x100m) at the same time;
  • Usain Bolt’s first Olympics was in 2004 where he was eliminated during the first round of the 200 metres, he recorded a slow time of 21.05 that could be due to an injury;
  • Usain Bolt improved his annual 100m time from 10.03 to 9.69s at Beijing Olympics where he set it not only without a favorable wind (0.0 m/s) and a relatively slow reaction time (0.165s); he also "celebrate" at the last 20 metres, finishing his race with an untied shoelace.
  • Usain Bolt is the best short-sprinter in the world not only for the distance of 100m, but also 60m, and down even to 10m. This is totally in contrast to the belief that he is a "slow starter, fast finisher."
  • Usain Bolt's fastest 100m time is not 9.58s that is the official world 100m record, but 8.7s, a time he recorded during the 4x100m race.
  • The remarkable accomplishment by the Lightning Bolt has brought the world's sprinting scene to a next level. Usain Bolt has provided countless moments of majesty and becomes the global sports icon.


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>> May 31, 2010



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