2019 Malaysian Athletics

2019 Malaysian Athletics

3.11.04 for Malaysia, the 3rd ranked SEA Team in 4×400 men behind Vietnam and Thailand. At the Indian National Open. These are not even the four best runners of Malaysia.

2019 Asian Athletics Roundup – Malaysians competing in India National (October 10-11)

Alias, Mohammad, Nyepa, Komalam
  • Day 1
    Mens 100 Jonathan Nyepa 1h5 10.3 ht +0.7 Q
    Womens 100 Komalam Shally Selvaretnam 6h1 12.23 +0.0 Q
    Womens 100 Azreen Alias 4h2 12.22 -0.2 Q
    Womens 100 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili 11.95 3h1 +1.2 (won by DUTEE CHAND)
    Womens 100 Siti Fatimah Muhammad Tim Sprinter 12.07 +0.7 1h4 Q
    Womens 100H Raja Nursheena Binti 5h1 14.75 +0.5

Day 2

  • Mens 400 Luqmanul Khair 1h4 48.37
    Mens 400 Muhammad Suhaimi 3h5 48.55
    Mens 100 Jonathan Nyepa 1s2 10.50 +0.7
    Womens 100 Siti Fatimah Muhammad Tim Sprinter 4s2 11.99 -0.9 (Semi won by Dutee Chand in New Indian Record of 11.22)
    Womens 100 Komalam Shally Selvaretnam 5s2 12.12 -0.9
    Womens 100 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili 5s2 11.96 +0.4
    Womens 100 Azreen Alias 8s2 12.08 +0.4
    Womens 100H Raja Nursheena Binti 5f 14.30 +0.4
    Mens 100 Jonathan Nyepa 2f 10.47 +0.6
    Womens 100 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili 8f 11.92 +1.0 (won by Dutee Chand in 11.25)
    Mens 400 Muhammad Suhaimi 5h2 47.84
    Mens 400 Luqmanul Khair 4h2 47.78

Just one month in the US, and Jonathan has already qualified for SEA Games.
April 1, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: It has not even been a month since national sprinter Jonathan Nyepa started his training stint in the United States, but it has already reaped success.

The Sarawakian, who left for Atlanta on an eight-month stint in February, has qualified for the Philippines SEA Games after clocking 10.42 to finish fifth in the 100m in the Florida track meets on Saturday.

It was his first competition in the US, and his time surpassed the SEA Games qualifying mark of 10.43.

Jonathan, who clocked 10.49 in the Perak All-Comers on February 17 just before his US stint, was pleased with his season’s best time.

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Three Young Malaysian Sprinters set a firestorm this weekend at meets in Australia

14-year-old Fahmi of Malaysia (turns 15 next month), the boy who recently broke the 100 records at the SEA Youth with 10.63, just clocked 21.50 in Perth today, a new 200 PB. The time was set at a Western Australia Little Athletics State Meet in the U15 Division. No wind reading was used. But the organizers reported relatively still winds. They did use Electronics. The crowd was indeed in awe to see the tall 5’10 Fahmi clock 21.50 one month before his 15th Birthday. Sachin Dennis holds the world record for the 200m for 14-year-olds at 20.89 set in 2017.  To make the feat even more impressive, Fahmi did a very wet track in pouring rain conditions.

Also, Jad Rizalman Washif, the younger brother of Stats man and former Malaysian Sprinter Jad Adrian Washif clocked 23.39 to win the U14 Boys at the same meet. Jad Rizalman, born in 2005, has a PB of 22.65, which he ran at the BIMP-EAGA last year for the silver medal in the open level competition.

Malaysian and Singapore sent Youth athletes to compete in Perth, Australia, this weekend.

Fahmi then added a brilliant 10.84 win. Washif did not run the 200.

Keeping Taibs on Taib 100 PB

Malaysia’s Russel Taib clocked a PB of 10.49 +1.9 in the 100 semis at the Queensland Champs in Brisbane; previously, Russel Taib had clocked a 10.49 +2.8 earlier in the year. He went on to finish 4th in the final in 10.53.

Tada of Japan, who has run 10.07 legit and 9.94 windy, won the race.

The time puts Russel Taib 4th on the 2019 SEA Rankings, alongside Jonathan Nyepa, who will train in the United States 10.49 (-1.4)

The Australian-based sprinter, who is more than a 200/400 runner, leads the 2019 SEA Rankings with 20.94 on January 26, 2019, for 200m.

Taib will look at lowering the Malaysian National Record of 20.90 set by Khairul Jantan in 2017. Jantan is the 2017 SEA Games 100m Champion.

Taib followed up with 21.60 +0.1 in the 200 Heats of the state meet and contest the final later today. Russel Taib clocked 21.10 in the final +3.3 windy to place third.



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Russel Taib Breaks Malaysian 200M Record

Malaysian-based Australian Russel Nasir Taib clocked a new Malaysian Record of 20.77 at the Queensland Track Classic on March 23. It was the fastest time in 10 years by a southeast Asian athlete.

Russel Taib started the evening, winning the C-Race tying his personal best of 10.49 (+1.2). He then lined up in the 200 B-Race finishing second to Kei Takasi of Japan 20.75, in a new Malaysian National Record of 20.77 (+2.0). The A-Race was won by Kiryu, who earlier won the 100 in 10.08 and did the double with 20.39. Russel Taib time was the 4th fastest time overall at the meet. Taib’s time breaks the 2017 SEA Games 100m Champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan of 20.90 set at the Pre-SEA Games in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Russel Taib’s previous PB was 20.94, which he ran at the Betty Crocker meet on January 26. Taib had improved on his SEA Season lead for 2019. Taib, who did not race at the SEA Games in 2017, was born in 1998. Next week, he will run at the Malaysian Grand Prix against the best athletes Malaysia has to offer, representing Perak. 

Russel Taib’s mark was faster than SEA Games Champion Trenten Beram of the Philippines 20.84 to win the 2017 SEA Games. Beram then clocked 20.96 in 2018. But appears to have left the sport after not communicating with PATAFA or showing up to the national championships. Taib’s time is the best time by a southeast Asian athlete in 10 years since 2009 when Thailand’s Supachai Chimdee clocked 20.68 as a junior.


Meanwhile, in the 100m, Kiryu of Japan held off Rowan Browning barely in the 100m with both men clocking 10.08 (+2.0) and running under the world champ qualifier of 10.10. Browning improved his 100 PB from 10.17 to 10.08. National Champion Jack Hale was a stride behind in 10.19. 

Other Malaysians such as Lee Hup Wei leaped 2.20m and Nauraj Singh 2.12m in the Men’s High Jump to finish 4th and 6th.


SEA Games champion Muhd Hakimi Ismail of Malaysia leaps 16.47 +3.1 windy, with legit jumps of 16.02 and 16.01. However, this means Mark Harry Aloto Diones still has the lead for now with 16.08 (+0.4) at the PNO in the SEA Ranking for men’s Triple Jump.

SEA Nations Upset over SEA Games Organizers excluding long-distance events and walks from SEA Games 2019

March 15, 2019

MAF president Datuk Karim Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: In December, the appeals to include long-distance and walking athletics in the Philippines SEA Games were rejected.

And the hosts’ decision has earned the wrath of the Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF).

MAF appealed to the Philippine SEA Games Organising Committee (Philsoc) last month to include the men’s and women’s 5,000m and 10,000m and the men’s 20km and women’s 10km walk events.

But the Philsoc maintained their decision to drop the six events when they finalized the Games yesterday.

“The six events are traditional and Olympics events,” said Karim.

“They are contested in all the major Games in the world and they’ve been part of the SEA Games since its inauguration in Bangkok in 1959.

“The other SEA Games countries are also annoyed and upset with the Philsoc for leaving out the six athletics events.

“Even the AAA are shocked. All athletics meets need permit from the Asian body.

“If the AAA doesn’t recognize the SEA Games athletics competition, then all the records broken during the Games will not be recognized,” added Karim.

Malaysia is crying foul as they have invested time, money, and resources in long-distance and walk events.

At the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, Malaysia did well to win gold in the women’s 10km walk.

Fifty-six sports are hosted in the SEA Games from Dec 1-10 in four different provinces in the Philippines.

It offers a total of 524 medals.

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Collection of Articles on SEA Games Bronze Medalist in 200m and Malaysian Record Holder. Queensland, Australian-based Russel Taib.

Keeping Taibs on Russel Taib

Russel Taib continued his fine form with his best time ever, over 100m, winning 10.49 (+2.8). Unfortunately, it was above the 2.0 allowable limit.

Taib took advantage of a somewhat drained field as the top Queensland sprinter had made their way down to Canberra’s ACT Champs. Taib was extra stoked as the meet was named after his coach, an Australian Olympic athlete Denise Boyd.

Taib with his coach, the legendary Denise Boyd

Taib followed up with a win in the 200m in a wise 21.01 (+2.0), his second-best ever time over the distance. Taib will be joining the Malaysian Grand Prix at the end of March, which qualifies for the Asian Champs and SEA Games.

Taib didn’t join the last SEA Games but placed 3rd in the Sukma meet last year against Malaysia’s top sprinters in 21.30. Taib’s immediate goal is to break the Malaysian 200m Record Held by SEA Games 100m Champion Khairul Jantan. He is just four milliseconds away from breaking that.

Malaysian Sprinter Russell Taib  20.94 PB for 200m

Malaysian Australian Sprinter Russell Nasir Taib has clocked Personal Best of 20.94 (+1.8) at the Norma Croker Shield in Brisbane on January 12. Taib, who is 20 years old, is yet to represent Malaysia at SEA Games but has a Malaysian Passport. Taib held off Trae Williams (20.98), 2018 100m National Champion of Australia.

He smashed his previous PB set at the Gold Coast on November 9, 21.64 (+1.4). The mark was a significant milestone for Taib; it was just .04 seconds away from the National Record held by Khairul Hafiz Jantan of 20.90. Jantan was the 2017 SEA Games Champion in the 100m.

The Fastest time of the year 2018 was by Trenten Anthony Beram of the Philippines with 20.96. Beram won the 200m at the 2017 SEA Games in 20.84. Taib time exceeded the 21.22 qualifying mark of Athletics Malaysia in gaining a spot in the SEA Games.

Russell Taib in Malaysian athletics tracksuit

Taib followed up with a windy 21.08 +3.3 on January 19 at the time finishing runner up to Australian 200m Champion Alex Hartmann (20.71) and ahead of Australian 400 Champion Murray Goodwin (21.35)

Taib has also run a windy 100m 10.53 (+2.3); his legit PB is 10.60 (+1.8) and a 400m 47.78  (PB 47.57 from 2015), where he finished behind Goodwin.

Jirapong Meenapra of Thailand had previously led the 200m for 2019 with a 21.08 (no wind reading supplied) clocking (20.89 reported but was a hand time).

Malaysian Grand Prix (March 30-31) FULL RESULTS




Looking at the entries below, the meet seems like an absolute high-quality Asian level meet. Two guys are jumping over 8m in Long Jump men and 3 10.1 guys in the 100m as one example. Still, not all the top SEA Athletes are here; some played in Singapore, Some will play in the Jatim Open in Indonesia, and some will compete in America this weekend. Next week Pinoyathletics will unleash the SEA Rankings leading up to Asian Champs.

On SEA Games Athletics Rankings and Stats

March 23, 2019

We should note that the IAAF Athletics rankings site where sea athletes’ results can be filtered only contains about 20% of South East Asia’s actual results. A lot of countries are keeping results hidden or using electronics at non-sanctioned IAAF meets. E.g., Thai University Games. Just because IAAF is not listed these times doesn’t mean the athletes might not be capable of such performances. As a statistician, even I am having difficulty keeping up with the number of meets being held, as in some cases, there are 3-5 meets a week.

More than likely, Pinoyathletics.info will release the 2019 SEA Rankings in Athletics after the Singapore Open, Malaysian Grand Prix, and Jatim Open (Indonesia) the first week of April. Again please note any Fil-Heritage athletes who have not submitted passport scans here pinoyathletics@gmail.com will not be included on the Rankings.

Stats help a country at all measurable events. However, the PSC really should click on that it’s not just an easy job to do but also a meticulous and often repetitive task requiring a certain unique mindset. And quite often comes naturally and can’t is taught.

This means the following

  1. rapid reading and comprehension ability
  2. photographic memory short term and long term
  3. excellent use of Excel and other statistical tools
  4. being able to work with multiple computer screens
  5. adaptation to list and figures

Schedule for Malaysian Grand Prix

This weekend three significant competitions will be held Jatim Open, Indonesia / Singapore Open, Singapore, and the Malaysian Grand Prix. After the conclusion of these three meets, Pinoyathletics will post the SEA Rankings. Please note the IAAF lists only contain about 20% of the actual results.

Rayzam sets season-best despite not having a coach.

March 19, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Coach-less national hurdler Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian has undoubtedly defied the odds to bag gold in the Philippines.

The Sabahan clocked a season-best 14.12 to win the 110m hurdles in the Philippines Open Athletics Championships in Ilagan City Sports Complex in Isabela yesterday.

His efforts were just 0.02 seconds off the SEA Games qualifying mark, but the 31-year-old Rayzam was delighted with his performance.

“This is my first competition this year, and I came very close to surpassing the qualifying mark,” said Rayzam.


2019 Malaysian Athletics Old-timer Siti can still keep up with the sprint times (February)

KUALA LUMPUR 17 JULY 2017. Atlet Malaysia, Siti Fatimah Mohamad (tengah) muncul johan 100 meter wanita dan Komala Sally (kiri) muncul naib johan dan pelari Filipina, Elaiza Luzon (kanan) menduduki tempat ketiga Kejohanan Olahraga Pra Sukan Sea Kuala Lumpur 2017 di Stadium Bukit Jalil. NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR


KUALA LUMPUR: Age is not a barrier for sprinter Siti Fatima Mohamad as the old-timer is bent on qualifying for the Philippines’ SEA Games.

The 33-year-old Siti, a lance corporal with the Malaysian army at the Sungai Besi camp, hopes to impress the 100m in the Perak All-Comers Athletics Cham­pionships starting today Perak Stadium in Ipoh.

Siti finished fifth in the 100m final with 11.85 at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and said she still has the speed and fitness to give others a run for their money – especially top national sprinter Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli.

“Many women athletes retire after 30 but I believe that I can represent Malaysia for another two to three years,” said Siti, who clocked 11.91 to win gold in the 100m at the Malaysian Open in Bukit Jalil in 2017.

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2019 Malaysian Athletics Nauraj Singh Breaks own Malaysian Indoor High Jump Record

nauraj Randhawa Singh

Nauraj Randhawa, the reigning SEA Games High Jump Champion, leaped 2.19m Indoors at the  Internationales Hallenmeeting in Chemnitz, Ger, many on February 10. He had previously reset his national indoor mark of 2.10 from 2014, with a leap of 2.15 in the Czech Republic on January 30 and February 1.

Randhawa, in the last few seasons, has competed in Australia with his Australian coach. This, however, comes in light of the Malaysian Athletics Federation terminating most of its foreign coaches. 

Sprinters Jonathan Nyepa and Zaidatul Zulkifli will be sent to Atlanta, Georgia, to train. After that, the first met of the Malaysian season will be the Perak Open on February 24.


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