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;


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

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


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

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


Download full results (Singapore Open Track & Field 2019)


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.


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


Post Activation Potentiation for Vertical Jump Performance

>> December 07, 2018

Many sports require explosive power as a foundational element of movements. As power is highly related to sports performance, it is important to carefully look into factors that can optimize muscular force and power (training performance) in order to maximize training effectiveness.

At present, coaches use post-activation potentiation (PAP) to achieve this intent.

The theory behind PAP sounds like "contractile history of a muscle influences the performance of subsequent muscle contractions" as described by Robbins (2005). In other words, PAP is a phenomenon where a more powerful contraction of muscle can be produced as a result of its previous muscular (i.e. conditioning) activity.

However, muscle performance can also be impaired by a fatiguing conditioning activity - too much "conditioning" and insufficient rest are not good for PAP.  This warns practitioners that PAP protocol requires a sufficient rest period before performing a subsequent explosive movement.

So what is the best way to perform PAP protocol? Of note, Ben Johnson did not do "3 reps bench press @ 190kg" right before the 100m finals of the 1988 Olympics, as claimed so by some people.

But I had personal communication with German scientist Dietmar Schmidtbleicher who told me, high-caliber athletes, Valeri Borzov and German Bobsleigh team used heavy squat as pre-stimulus to improve their sprint performances.

An example of PAP protocol that can be used to maximize jump height and power production during a vertical jump performance is as follow:

PAP protocol (sequence: a, b, c) for optimizing power production

This protocol is based on a recent study (systematic review and meta-analysis) by Dobbs et al. (2018) that have examined the magnitude of the effect of PAP on explosive vertical power.
A new PAP study by Dobbs et al 2018

The main findings of this study are described, briefly.

If one wishes to apply PAP to improve vertical jump performance, fatigue-potentiation relationship (rest duration between conditioning and actual activities) is critical. This study suggests that when implementing the PAP protocol:

a) length of the rest interval is the most important factor contributing to performance
b) should be done using intensities of at least 80% 1RM, and rest duration of 3-7 minutes
c) done only by trained individuals using dynamic strength movements (e.g. normal squatting exercise), and not isometric.

Enhanced performance is possible when implementing PAP protocol using these strategies. Other PAP protocols include conditioning activity by using the power clean, plyometrics, sleds etc. It is important to know that, according to Robin and Thomas (2017), some athletes are "positive responder" (i.e. performance enhanced after a pre-conditioning activity) to PAP protocol, and others being "negative responder" (performance impaired), "non-responder" (neither enhanced or impaired), and "inconsistent responder" (some days positive the others not).


Malaysian Athletics Calendar 2019

12 Jan STEM Explore 5KM & 10KM Run, Putrajaya
13 Jan My Jantung Run 2019, Putrajaya
24 Jan Merentas Desa MSSKL

10 Feb 10KM SUKMA Run , Taman Botani KL
12 Feb Merentas Desa MSS Putrajaya
23 Feb Kelantan Road Relay, Kota Bharu Kelantan
24 Feb Kuala Lumpur City Day Run, Taman Botani KL
23-24 Feb Perak All Comes I Championships, Ipoh

1-2 Mac "Kedah Technical Officials Seminar, Sintok, Kedah"
2-3 Mac "South East Asia Youth Athletics Championships, Ilagan City, PHI"
6 Mac Kelantan Field Event Competition, Kota Bharu Kelantan
6-8 Mac Philippine Open Track and Field Championships, Ayala
9 Mac National School Sports Council Cross Country Competition, Perlis
15-17 Mac 3rd Asian Youth (U18) Championships , Hong Kong
16 Mac "KL Under Distances , MSN Stadium Bukit Jalil"
17 Mac "KL - 9 to 12 Years Track Running 1, MSN Stadium Bukit Jalil"
16-17 Mac Perlis Open , Kangar Perlis
17 Mac Asian 20KM Race Walking Championships, Nomi City Japan
18-21 Mac Kejohanan Olahraga MSSKL
18-21 Mac Kejohanan Olahraga MSS Putrajaya
23-24 30-31 Mac 96th National Open Athletics Championships, Bukit Jalil, KL
24 Mac KL Dato Bandar Road Relay, Taman Botani KL
24 Mac Doctor's Run, Putrajaya

2-5 Apr MSSPk, Athletics Championships, Manjung Perak
13 Apr MAF Gred 1,2 &3 Technical Examinations "
13-14 Apr Kid Athletics Course, Ipoh
13-14 Apr Sarawak Athletics Championships
13-Apr South Kedah Championships, Kulim Kedah
14-Apr KL Cross Country Series, padang Merbok KL
21-24 Apr 23rd Asian Athletics Championships, Doha, Qatar
21-25 Apr Malaysia National School Athletics Championships (MSSM), Johor
28 Apr National Insurance 10KM Run, Dataran Merdeka KL

17-18 May 67th Kedah Open Athletics Championships, Alor Setar

16-Jun KL 13 to 15 Years Track Running 2 MSN Stadium Bukit Jalil
23-Jun FTKLAA Half Marathon
28-29 Jun Kelantan Athletics Championships, Kota Bharu, Kelantan

TBC Perlis Marathon, Kangar Perlis
TBC Sabah Open Athletics Championships
3-4 Jul 27th International Little Athletics - Ministry of Education
6-7 Jul "International Meeting, G.Kosanov Memorial, Almaty, KAZ
7 Jul Star Walk, Ipoh Perak
7 Jul "KL 13 to 15 Years Track Running 3, MSN Stadium Bukit Jalil
9-17 Jul "ASEAN Schools Games, Semarang Indonesia
13-14 Jul "International Competition T. Kolpakova, Bishkek KGZ
13-14 Jul Perak Open Championships, Ipoh Perak
27-28 Jul "53th Melaka Open & Youth Championships Stadium UTeM, Melaka"
28-Jul "FTKLAA Walk Circuit 1, Taman Botani KL"

3-Aug Perak Technical Officials Seminar, Ipoh Perak
3-4 Aug "FTKLAA State Meet 2019, MSN Stadium Bukit Jalil"
4-Aug "Ipoh International Run, Ipoh Perak"
10-11 Aug National Youth Athletics Championships 2019
18-Aug "FTKLAA Walk Circuit 2, Taman Botani KL"
21-Aug "Walk Competition, Larut Matang Selama , Perak"
28-Aug Perak Kids Athletics Championships, Ipoh
25-Aug SEA Games Fun Run 15KM, Dataran Merdeka KL

TBC "9thInternationall Throws Meeting  Makpo, KOR"
15 Sept Run For national Unity 2019. Taman Botani KL
16 Sept Kelantan Relay Competition, Kota Bharu, kelantan
22 Sept "FTKLAA Walk Curcuit 3, Taman Botani KL"
28 Sept Arau-Kangar Baton Run, Perlis

6 Okt Kids Athletics Championships, Stadium Cheras
12 Okt "MAF Gred 3 Technical Examinations "
12 Okt Hari Sukan Negara
12-13 Okt Perak All Comes II Championships, Kerian Perak

3-Nov "Melaka Road Relay Competition, Stadium Hang Jebat, Melaka
3 Nov My JantungKu Ru, Padang Merbok, KL
24 Nov Spastic Jogathon, Padang Merbok, KL
30 Nov 30th South East Asia Games, Manila, PHI (*see December)

1-6 Dec 30th South East Asia Games, Manila, PHI
2-6 Dec Kejohanan Olahraga Master Asia Ke-21, Kuching Sarawak
18-22 Dec Perak MSN/ POA Athletics Camp, Cameron Highlands

TBC – To be confirmed – Tertakluk kepada perubahan
Takwim 2019, Jika ada perubahan tarikh & tempat tertakluk pada penganjur

LAST UPDATED ON 19.12.2018


Keputusan Olahraga SUKMA Perak 2018

>> September 21, 2018

Ipoh, 17-20 September 2018 "XIX Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA)"
-athletes aged 21 and below participated in this bi-annual multi-sports national games
-performance rating:
           *****able to win a medal in SEA Games
             ****competitive at the top regional open competitions
               ***top mark at the national level


100m final / -0.1 (18)
1. Muhammad Aqil Yasmin SEL 10.39 (*****)
2. Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi NSE 10.43 (*****)
3. Muhammad Zulfiqar Ismail TER 10.46 (****)
4. Muhammad Solihin Jamali FT 10.72
5. Muhammad Aiedel Sa'adon MAL 10.72
6. Muhammad Nazrul Naim Azman PRK 10.74
7. Muhammad Syazrul Adli Saiful Adli 10.82
8. Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi PRK 10.90

200m final (20)
1. Muhammad Aqil Yasmin SEL 21.01 / GR (*****)
2. Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi NSE 21.26 (****)
3. Russel Alex Nasir Taib PRK 21.30 (****)
4. Muhammad Zulfiqar Ismail TER 21.44
5. Muhammad Syazrul Adli Saiful Adli PEN 21.89
6. Muhammad Din Norbik SAB 22.17
7. Mohamad Aiman Afiq Kamaludin KEL 22.35

400m final (18)
1. Muhammad Ilham Suhaimi SEL 47.02 (****)
2. Cheah Yau Chung PRK 47.35 (****)
3. Shahrimien Saimoh SAB 47.44 (****)
4. Luqmanul Hakim Khairul Akmal PAH 48.17
5. Muhammad Saiful Safwan Saifuddin JOH 48.39
6. Riksi Tahir SAB 48.79
7. Abdul Wafiy Roslan TER 48.95

800m (19)
1. Putra Azrul Syazwan Azman SEL 1:52.50 (****)
2. Asif Rahman Jiyaudeen SEL 1:53.38
3. Anas Ariffin KEL 1:53.55
4. Mohamad Amirul Arif Mohd Azri JOH 1:53.88
5. Muhammad Faiz Abdul Ghafar PAH 1:54.71
6. Wan Muhammad Fazri Wan Zhary KEL 1:55.83

1500m (20)
1. Mohamad Amirul Arif Mohd Azri JOH 4:07.40
2. Berchmans Aruldas SEL 4:07.84
3. Anas Ariffin KEL 4:08.88
4. Asif Rahman Jiyaudeen SEL 4:11.61
5. Ahmad Muhammad Hamizan NSE 4:12.37

5000m (19)
1. Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam PAH 15:51.05
2. Dinesh Varma Selvam SEL 15:51.89
3. Gokhul Raj Balakrishnan PRK 16:13.00
4. Deveeshraja Sathiamoorthy SEL 16:45.69
5. Zaiyusri Zainon PEN 16:53.18

10000m (17)
1. Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam PAH 33:50.62 (***)
2. Dinesh Varma Selvam SEL 33:57.56 (***)
3. Manihselvan Sivakumar PRK 34:18.28
4. Sivanehwaran Gunasegaran FT 34:27.66
5. Muhammad Syahmi Suhardi FT 35:26.59
6. Karti Keyan Sthya Moorthy NSE 36:35.31

3000m steeplecahse (18)
1. Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam PAH 9:38.16 (****)
2. Gokhul Raj Balakishnan PRK 9:38.31 (****)
3. Devesshraja Sathiamoorthy SEL 9:53.98 (***)
4. Ahmad Muhammad Hamizan NSE 9:59.15
5. Jivarasan Suthangar SEL 10:17.29
6. Syed Mohamad Ahmad Syed Ubaidillah TER 10:17.51

110m hurdles (20)
1. Mohd Rizzua Haizad Muhammad SAR 14.25 (****)
2. Benedick Ian Gawok SAB 14.46 (****)
3. Muhd Naim Abdullah 14.92
4. Muhammad Irfan Azhar PER 15.19
5. Wong Chun Yee JOH 15.31

400m hurdles (19)
1. Quek Lee Yong SAR 52.05 (****)
2. Muhd Naim Abdullah PRK 52.56 (***)
3. Ruslem Zikkry Putra Roseli TER 52.81
4. Ahmad Syafiq Suhaimi KEL 53.18
5. Muhammad Aftar Rosli KED 53.66
6. Mohd Irfan Izzan Mohd Fetry PRK 55.47

High Jump (17)
1. Norshafiee Mohd Shah JOH 2.06 (***)
2. Mohamad Eizlan Dahalan SAB 2.03
3. Amer Haiqal Ismail KED 2.00
4. Lim Wei Keat PEN 1.97
5. Farell Glen Feliz Jurus SAB 1.94

Pole Vault (19)
1. Muhammad Naufal Shahrul Afzam JOH 4.50 (***)
2. Mohammad Zkariya Minsuri FT 4.50 (***)
3. Mohamad Izzat Nordin KEL 4.20
4. Wan Muhammad Nazreen Haziq Wan Mohd Nazri PAH 4.00
5. Muhamad Arif Haial Mohd Azizi FT 3.70
6. Muhammad Ammar Mohd Samsudin PAH 3.70

Long Jump (18)
1. Abdul Latiff Romly PER 7.46
2. Andre Anuar SAB 7.39
3. Muhamad Nazri Mustafa KED 7.28
4. Muhd Sunik Muslimin SAB 6.88
5. Muhammad Azim Abdul Kefli JOH 6.87
6. Muhammad Zul Azri Md Zain KED 6.87
7. Muhammad Raihan Aluwi FT 6.82

Triple Jump (19)
1. Andre Anuar SAB 15.91 / +1.5 (****)
2. Lau Jit Sung PRK 15.44 / +0.3 (***)
3. Muhamad Nazri Mustafa KED 15.12 / 0.0
4. Muhamad Fitri Anaqi Sobry KED 14.88 / +0.7
5. Alvin Roland SAB 14.77 / +0.7
6. Muhammad Nafeez Akmal Zamri PEN 14.55 / +1.2
7. Brendon Ting Li King SAR 14.36 / 0.0
8. Matsyawalludin Mohamad Muis SAR 14.35 / +0.5

Shot Put (17)
1. Farm Loong Deng JOH 15.14 (***)
2. Loh Cen Hao FT 14.01
3. Zulkifli Saidin SAB 13.90
4. Kong Chin Poh SAR 13.49
5. Brynoth Alarick Larry SAB 13.39

Discus Throw (20)
1. Abdul Rahman Lee SAR 48.94 (***)
2. Ngu Ing Biao SAR 47.57 (***)
3. Faris Hazim Jamaluddin SEL 40.91
4. Mirach Han SAB 40.48
5. Jeffry Chan Wen Jie FT 39.81
6. Muhammad Ikbal Kamarudin TER 39.09

Hammer Throw (18)
1. Johnny Ling Siew Hong SAR 57.37 / GR (*****)
2. Ngu Ing Biao SAR 53.14 (****)
3. Sadat Marzuki Ajisan NSE 51.68 (****)
4. Eng Chun Hau PRK 47.45
5. Muhammad Farhan Hamdi PER 44.03

Javelin Throw (20)
1. Muhammad Ashraf Abu JOH 60.78 (***)
2. Mohd Alif Mohd Razi SAB 57.68 (***)
3. Beckham Buing SAB 55.77
4. Ahmad Rustam Razali SAB 54.49
5. Mohd Abdul Salam Ismail PER 54.39
6. Faris Hazim Jamaluddin SEL 50.51

10000m walk (18)
1. Mior Muhammad Amerul Mohd Sahak PRK 48:48.03
2. Irfan Hanania Abdul Shahir PER 50:07.41
3. Nurhafiy Nasrul Zulkarnain PRK 51:17.71
4. Muhammad Faizal Sukor NSE 54:25.00
5. Mohamad Iqram Mohd Faizal KEL 56:13.71

20km walk (20)
1. Mior Muhammad Amerul Mohd Sahak PRK 1:45:58
2. Irfan Hanania Abdul Sahair PER 1:53:02
3. Muhammad Fakhrul Rzi Jailani MEL 1:54:29
4. Muhammad Faizal Sukor NSE 1:57:42

Decathlon (18)
1. Amir Afiq Ahmad Zuki KED 5242 (***)
2. Muhammad Haziq Aiman Hassan NSE 4627
3. Muhammad Nadhir Md Nizam PER 4606
4. Muhammad Ihsan Azhar PER 4491
5. Muhammad Izzat Othaman JOH 3607

4x100m (19)
1. Terengganu Team (Ahmad Firdaus Zakaria, Muhammad Saifuldin Rizuan Mohamad Ariffin, Muhammad Saifuldin Rizuan Mohamad Ariffin, Muhammad Zulfiqar Ismail, Abdul Wafiy Roslan) 40.21 (****)
2. Perak Team (Cheah Yau Chung, Muhammad Azeem Mohd fahmi, Muhammad Nazrul Naim Azman, Russel Alex Nasir Taib) 40.40 (****)
3. Sabah Team (Desmond Wong Tzyy Luen, Mohammad Nor Musyaraf Mohd Asri, Muhammad Din Norbik, Tonga Jody Edmund) 40.42 (****)
4. Selangor Team (Mohammad Thaqif Mohammad Hisam, Muhammad Aqil Yasmin, Muhammad Ilham Suhaimi, Willy Gew Teng Yon) 40.95
5. Johor Team (Muhammad Shafie Azmi, Muhammad Zahid Roskalana, Muhd Nazreen Ezat Hafiz Che Hassan, Mohammad aiqal Abdul Rahman) 40.96

4x400m (20)
1. Sabah Team (Riski Tahir, Zaidie Khani Kansius, Shahrimien Saimoh, Tonga Jody Edmund) 3:14.42 (***)
2. Selangor Team (Mohammad Thaqif Mohammad Hisham, Putra Azrul Syazwan Azman, Muhammad Aidil Amin Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ilham Suhaimi) 3:15.48
3. Muhammad Firdaus Mohammad Zemi, Muhammad Syakir Daniel Fauzi, Muhammad Zulhilmi Chek Azman, Ruslem Zikry Putra Roseli) 3:15.48


100m final (18)
1. Azreen Nabila Alias TER 11.81 / GR (****)
2. Chelsea Cassiopea Evali Bopulas SAB 12.17 (***)
3. Ikma Syaffiera Duris SAB 12.28
4. Fatin Ilyana Mat Nayan KED 12.42
5. Darshini Murugan PAH 12.56
6. Norris Foo SAR 12.56
7. Siti Norzullaika Ramli TER 12.67
8. Nur Aini Qurratul'ain Md Akmal PRK 12.83

200m final (20)
1. Azreen Nabila Alias TER 24.76 (***)
2. Shereen Samson Valllabouy PRK 24.92
3. Chelsea Cassiopea Evali Bopulas SAB 25.27
4. Darshini Murugan PAH 25.28
5. Nur Aishah Rofina Aling SAB 25.86
6. Nurul Aliah Maisarah Nor Azmi JOH 26.44
7. Siti Norzullaika Ramli TER 26.50

400m final (18)
1. Sheren Samson Vallabouy PRK 55.69 (***)
2. Zaimah Atifah Zainuddin FT 55.92 (***)
3. Nur Athirah Khairul Noormizan PAH 58.71
4. Hong Xyan PEN 58.94
5. Nur Aqilah Yusnifadly KED 59.53
6. Nona Azama Mohd Noor KEL 60.44

800m (19)
1. Savinder Kaur SEL 2:12.76 (****)
2. Teoh Kim Chyi KED 2:16.93 (***)
3. Hong Xyan PEN 2:19.00
4. Padhmaloshini Jayaseelan JOH 2:22.52
5. Siti Aina Munikrishnan PRK 2:24.96
6. Nivedya Munikrishnan PRK 2:27.01
7. Narmadha Munikrishnan PRK 2:29.89

1500m (20)
1. Savinder Kaur SEL 4:42.75 (***)
2. Teoh Kim Chyi KED 4:54.52 (***)
3. Padhmaloshini Jayaseelan JOH 5:01.37
4. Narmadha Munikrishnan PRK 5:09.99
5. Margreat Mary Johnson PRK 5:11.21
6. Siobhain Doyle Mei Li FT 5:16.51

5000m (19)
1. Pavithra Das SEL 19:29.70
2. Lydia Chua Jing Wen JOH 20:29.00
3. Manissha Arokiassamy SEL 20:38.38
4. Margreat Mary Johnson PRK 20:47.33
5. Marlin Hing William SAB 20:53.22
6. Janice Loh Yinjin PEN 20:54.71

3000m steeplechase (18)
1. Pavithra Das SEL 11:54.03 (***)
2. Manissha Arokiasamy SEL 12:32.01
3. Ainur Shafiqah Azmi NSE 12:45.94
4. Lydia Chua Jing Wen JOH 12:48.20
5. Chong Hui ing JOH 13:26.70
6. Marlin Hing William SAB 13:38.02
7. Britanny Isabelle Boilis SAB 13:39.35

100m hurdles (20)
1. Juriani Mat Rodzi PRK 14.64 (***)
2. Nur Atikah Azman PAH 15.09
3. Karmentina Nadia Quadra SAB 15.28
4. Norris Foo SAR 15.43
5. Nurul Syafiqah Zainal Abidin Bindi 15.67
6. Halimatul Saadiah Mohammed Raja SAB 15.77
7. Ayu Nazira Yussri SAR 15.77
8. Tham Yi Yin FT 15.83

400m hurdles (19)
1. Zaimah Atifah Zainuddin FT 62.38 (***)
2. Mandy Goh Li SAR 63.68 (***)
3. Nur Nasyatul Nadia Md Nasri KED 64.71
4. Nur Ain Mohd Zulkifli PRK 68.16
5. Nur Syafiqah  Liyana Mohd Noor TER 69.45
6. Ullia Ulanda Rumpang SAR 69.73

High Jump (18)
1. Ngu Jia Xin PRK 1.66 (***)
2. Nini Sharmiza Salim JOH 1.63
3. Tuan Juliana Tuan Hassan TER 1.63
4. Mazween Ubong Lah SAR 1.57
5. Shahirah Sazali PER 1.57

Pole Vault (21)
1. Puteri Nur Adillah Shik Azizir Rahman NSE 3.80 / GR (*****)
2. Nurul Fitriyana Abd Rani KED 3.50 (***)
3. Nor Sarah Adi PAH 3.30
4. Siti Nur Halishya Md Azmi NSE 3.20
5. Ayuni Nabihah Puteh PRK 2.80

Long Jump (20)
1. Mahira Hanis Ishak JOH 5.99 / +1.3 (***)
2. Nurul Ashikin Abas PRK 5.60 / +0.6
3. Kirthana Ramasamy PRK 5.51 / +0.7
4. Ng Yu Gie PAH 5.49 / -0.1
5. Ruby Lee Jia Lu SAR 5.44 / +1.0
6. Nur Fatin Najiha Mohd Aziz JOH 5.29 / +1.4

Triple Jump (17)
1. Kirthana Ramasamy PRK 12.95 (****)
2. Mahira Hanis Ishak JOH 12.66 (***)
3. Nurul Ashikin Abas PRK 12.48
4. Ng Yu Gie PAH 12.12
5. Nurhaziqah Izzati Zana SAR 11.96
6. Siti Anis Athirah Mohamad Asmadi KEL 11.71
7. Liz Steffenie Mawos SAB 11.55
8. Nurul Anis Aunie Husin KEL 11.50

Shot Put (17)
1. Siti Nor Ainn Patriee JOH 12.76 (***)
2. Norhashima Mohd Shahril SEL 12.35 (***)
3. Nurrul Ainin Syauqina Mohd Nor Azahar PAH 11.86
4. Nani Sahirah Maryata PAH 11.23
5. Siti Norhamidah Patriee JOH 10.83
6. Nordini Shahira Abdullah PEN 10.70

Discus Throw (17)
1. Queenie Ting Kung Ni SAR 43.77 (***)
2. Nani Sahirah Maryata PAH 40.64
3. Nur Atiqah Sufiah Md Hanizam JOH 39.62
4. Siti Nor Ainn Patriee JOH 38.48
5. Wong Xiao Jing SAR 36.09

Hammer Throw (19)
1. Grace Wong Xiu Mei SAR 56.51 (*****)
2. Nurul Hidayah Lukman SEL 50.25 (***)
3. Fatin Nabihah Ibrahim PER 49.46 (***)
4. SitiNorhamidah Patriee JOH 45.77
5. Nur Aqilah Abdul Hakim PRK 42.21

Javelin Throw (19)
1. Wong Nie Nie SAR 41.22 (***)
2. Siti Aisyah Nora Rahis JOH 41.11 (***)
3. Fatin Nir Shahiera Che Rahim FT 39.57
4. Siti Aminah Abdul Hadi JOH 38.53
5. Ng Jiag Xuan SAR 37.48
6. Pavithraa Devi Jayaindraan PEN 36.77
7. Olivia Da Onidin Jainis SAB 35.85

5000m Walk (17)
1. Koong Jia Lin PAH 27:35.26 (****)
2. Nurul Ashikin Hussin FT 28:01.85 (***)
3. Laura Tan May Chern SEL 30:00.40
4. Nurul Amira Abdul Malik PER 30:49.13
5. Cheryl Lim Woon Yee SAR 32:32.53

10000m Walk (19)
1. Nurul Alyahaziqah Kamaruzaman KEL 54:42.45 (****)
2. Nurul Ashikin Hussin FT 55:02.92 (***)
3. Koong Jia Lin PAH 55:23.36 (***)
4. Laura Tan May Chern SEL 1:01:50.88
5. Nurul Syazlin Amira Abdul Malik PER 1:04:05.89

Heptathlon (20)
1. Winnie Eng May Xin FT 4510 / GR (***)
    (14.90, 1.44, 8.86, 26.04 ; 5.37/-0.3, 33.32, 2:33.66)
2. Koh Ann Yi PEN 4028
    (16.33, 1.56, 8.82, 28.37 ; 5.08/-0.1, 22.87, 2:30.42)
3. Mazween Ubong Lah SAR 3806
    (16.85, 1.56, 7.18, 28.25 ; 4.98/-0.8, 26.91, 2:39.99)
4. Nor Shakiratul Aina Mohamad Asri TER 3543
    (17.17, 1.35, 7.74, 27.26 ; 4.77/-0.4, 22.97, 2:38.46)
5. Ku Nur Wahida Ku Zambree PER 3455
    (17.10, 1.41, 7.19, 28.28 ; 4.66/-0.2, 26.17, 2:44.88)
6. Nur Fatihah Mohd Haniff PER 2645
    (20.95, 1.35, 7.87, 29.99 ; 4.14/-0.4, 36.31, 3:28.55)

4x100m (19)
1. Terengganu Team (Siti Norzullaika Ramli, Nurul Wardatul Huwaida Mohd Hamka, Nurul Alyssa Azman, Azreen Nabila Alias) 47.01 (***)
2. Sabah Team (Nur Aishah Rofina Aling, Karmentina Nadia Quadra, Ikma Syaffiera Duris, Chelsea Cassiopea Evali Bopulis) 47.51
3. Kedah Team (Teoh Kim Ling, Rabiatul Yusra Adenan, Nor Ashikin Md Isa, Fatin Ilyana Mat Nayan) 48.74

4x400m (20)
1. Kedah Team (Nur Aqilah Yusnifadly, Nur Nasyatul Nadia Md Nasri, Teoh Kim Chyi, Teoh Kim Ling) 3:56.24 (***)
2. Perak Team (Nivedya Munikrishnan, Shereen Samson Vallabouy, Thilagavathi Rajasooriah, Nur Ain Mohd Zulkifli) 4:01.35
3. Sabah Team (Camellia Jasten, Chelsea Cassiopea Evali Bopulas, Puteri Nur Safirah Gajali, Sharifah Aisyah Mohamad) 4:03.89

*for relays: not an exact name order


Rypakova retains triple jump Gold, China tops medal table with 12 Gold, 12 Silver, and 9 Bronze

>> August 31, 2018

The athletics programme of the Asian Games concluded in style in Jakarta on Thursday (30) as a long-standing Asian record was broken in the final event of the championships.

Qatar’s team included 400m hurdles champion Abderrahman Samba, who got his team off to a good start with a 44.5 lead-off leg. Mohamed Nasir Abbas and Mohamed El-Nour maintained the team’s lead before individual 400m champion Abdalelah Haroun anchored the team to victory in 3:00.56.

The quartet not only obliterated the Qatari record of 3:02.50 set in 2015, but they also took 0.2 off the Asian record of 3:00.76 set by Japan at the 1996 Olympic Games.

India clocked 3:01.85 to secure the silver medal from Japan, who recorded 3:01.94.

Rypakova and Chuaimaroeng (right) after winning gold and silver, respectively

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s 2012 Olympic champion Olga Rypakova maintained her remarkable domination of the women’s triple jump in Asia.

Her first valid jump, 14.00m, would have been sufficient to top the podium, but the 33-year-old improved to 14.26m in the fifth round to officially retain the triple jump title she had won in 2010 and 2014.

Thailand’s Parinya Chuaimaroeng and Vietnam’s Vu Thi Men both jumped 13.93m, but the former took silver on countback.

Kalkidan Gezahegne Befkadu, who had won the 5000m earlier in the Games, triumphed in the women’s 1500m in 4:07.88. She became just the second athlete of the Games, after sprinter Edidiong Odiong, to win two individual titles.

Her performance also marked Bahrain’s third successive victory in this event at the Asian Games. Tigist Belay made it a Bahraini 1-2, taking silver in 4:09.12, while India’s Asian champion Chitra Palakeezh was third in 4:12.56.

China, as they have done from 1986 onwards, topped the athletics medals table with 12 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze. Bahrain finished close behind, though, with 12 gold, six silver and seven bronze. The next Asian Games will be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in 2022.

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