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Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.


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2019 Taipei Open Athletics Results (26.05.19)

2019 Taipei Open Athletics Results

2019 Taipei Open Athletics Results

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  • Robyn Lauren Brown – 400 Hurdles, 4×100?
  • Daniela Daynaata ??? – Discus
  • Alyana Nicolas – Pole Vault
  • Kristina Marie Knott – 100, 200, 4×100
  • Eloiza Luzon?? – 4×100???
  • Evalyn Palabrica – Javelin
  • Jelly Ann Paragile – 100 Hurdles
  • Kayla Anise Richardson – 100, 4×100
  • Kyla Ashley Richardson – 200, 4×100
  • Marestella Sunang – Long Jump


  • Clinton Bautista – 110 Hurdles, 4×100
  • Melvin Calano – Javelin
  • Eric Shauwn Cray – 400 Hurdles, 4×100
  • Anfernee Lopena – 4×100?
  • John Albert Mantua – Discus
  • Richard Salano – 5000m
  • Janry Ubas – Long Jump
  • Jomar Udtohan – 4×100?



2019 Thailand Open FULL RESULTS (19.05.19)

  • 10 athletes compose of Sunang, cariño, ubas, toledo, ligmayo, dequinan, uy, malipay, giron, vilog
  • Competing on Day 1 Uy, Carino, Dequinan, and Ligmayo

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Thailand Athletics Website

2019 May SEA Roundup in Athletics – Izlyn improves from 14.14 to 13.88 women’s hurdles in the US College System


13 May 2019

Singaporean Sprinter Nur Izlyn Zaini, 21. Claimed sole ownership of the National Record in the women’s 100 Hurdles. With a time of 13.88  (+1.7) at the 2019 Sun Belt Outdoor Champs in Jonesbro, Arkansas in the weekend. 

This mark shattered by .26 seconds the previous mark she had shared with Jannah Wong. Zaini so far this year had run 14.33 on April 19 in Atlanta, and a wind-aided 13.84 in Columbia. She then followed up with a credible 4th in the final with 13.97 (-1.1) headwind.

The Performance catapults Zaini from 5th to 2nd in the SEA Rankings for 2019 only behind Emilia Nova of Indonesia 13.70. Nova has run a 13.59 with no wind reading as well. Zaini took bronze at the 2017 SEA Games with a then-national record of 14.14. Nova took silver in the Heptathlon but now is focusing more on the 100 Hurdles individual event. 

Nur Izlyn Binte Zaini of Singapore in action during the Women’s 100m Hurdles Heats Event. Photo by: SNOC

Improvement in the US NCAA Div 1 System

The Bottom line is the other SEA Nations like Singapore are sending their athletes to US Colleges. And the results are very evident.  As presented in the case of Zaini who has been at Georgia Southern for one year. 

Such are opportunities to study and compete in the US Div 1 system seem to far improve the athletes than just staying and training at home. Another athlete that benefitted a lot was Soh Rui Yong of Singapore who went onto become a 2x SEA Games Champion in the Men’s Marathon after schooling in Oregon.

A prerequisite for athletes accepted into US Colleges on scholarships is the SAT Test. In the Philippines, it can be taken at the 13 following locations.

The Opportunity of studying in the United States provides a level of coaching, facilities, and competitions. That Filipino athletes will get nowhere near in the UAAP leagues. Therefore the PSC with its partnership with the US Sports Academy should really be pushing for athletes in all sports to study in America. Like what many other countries are already doing.


In Women’s 4×100 the only South East Asian Team to take part was Thailand. Thailand ran 44.24, slower than there 43.99 5th place finish they secured at Asian Champs. Thai women finished 12th in the world of 24 teams.

Thailand was the silver medalist at the 2017 SEA Games with  44.62. SEA Games Champion Vietnam (43.88) failed to put a team together. Thailand has come along way since hiring American coach Loren Seagrave who previously was responsible for the rapid progress of Vietnam. The quartet was composed of Tasaporn Wanakit, Chattha, Pakdee and Thipat and finished 3rd in Heat 1. 

2017 SEA Games Bronze medalist Philippines (44.81) also failed to qualify with not enough outings together. The team of Zion Corrales-Nelson, Kristina Knott, Kayla Richardson, and Kyla Richardson clocked 45.72 which wasn’t quite enough to make the standard for the world relays in Yokohama.

Japan who finished behind  Thailand with 44.95 at Asian Champs. Clocked exactly the same time here as Thai’s with 44.24. Meanwhile, China who won the Asian Champs was disqualified. Kazakhstan who took silver at Asian Champs with 43.37 clocked 43.71.  Bahrain the bronze medalist at Asian Champs did not participate. 

The USA took the world lead with a 42.51 clocking to win the first heat.

World Relays

What about Mens?

Recently crowned Asian Champions Thailand Men’s 4×100 finished 13th in the world of 24 teams with a time of 38.82. The mark was outside the Thai’s southeast Asian record and gold medal time at Doha, Qatar last month 38.72.

In a depleted Asian Championships, final were Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Bahrain. Malaysia didn’t join. Thailand was given the win after finishing behind China who was disqualified.

Thai Mens 4×100 the Asian Champions got within .1 of their SEA Record

China however on this occasion progressed to the final with a 38.51 timing. Thailand finished 6th in heat 1.  Japan was disqualified here. Indonesia clocked a seasons best of 39.29, improving on there time of 39.94 at Asian Champs.

But still yet to yield a full-strength team despite adding Zohri this time around but resting there next best 3 runners. They came 7th in Heat 1. Indonesia finished 17th, but 5 teams it beat were disqualified.

Surprisingly Great Britain leads the qualifiers with 38.11, ahead of  Brazil 38.22, Italy 38.29, USA 38.34, France 38.46, Turkey 38.47, Jamaica 38.51 and the Chinese 38.51.




2019 March Asian Athletics Roundup Asian Race Walking Championships

March 18, 2019

2019 Asian Race Walking Champs

 With the possibility, 20k Racewalk might be cut from the 2019 SEA Games. This is not only a blow for the other SEA Nations but also for the hosts. The Philippines was not represented by any athletes the 2019 Asian Race Walking Champs in Nomi Japan March 17, 2019. And attempts to level up this event in the Philippines by the PATAFA have been rather limited.

Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam all sent representatives to the 20km Race Walk Champs.

The Standards for the 20k Walk at the World Champs re 1:22.30 for Men and 1:33.30 for Women.   In Men 19 athletes went under this standard at this meet. 9 Japanese did, in fact the Top 5 athletes in the Men’s Division were all Japanese. However, only 3 can qualify.

Men Qualified for Worlds in Doha, Qatar (Total 19)

  • 3 of 9 Japanese
  • 2 China Men
  • 1 Australian
  • 1 Kazakh
  • 3 Koreans
  • 2 Indian


Women qualified for Worlds in Doha, Qatar (Total 10)

  • 3 Chinese (China got 1-2-3 in this event)
  • 3 Aussies
  • 3 Japs
  • 1 Kiwi

Regarding Olympic Qualifiers Qualifying began on September 28, 2018.  And Standards are higher than worlds at 1:21 and 1:31.


Men’s Qualified for Olympics in Tokyo, 2020 (Total 11)

  • 3 of 6 Japanese
  • 1 China Man
  • 1 Aussie
  • 1 Kazakh
  • 1 Korean
  • 1 Indian


Women Qualified for Olympics in Tokyo, 2020 (Total 4)

  • 3 Chinese
  • 1 Aussie

Looking at the difference between the world and Olympics its fair to say only around half the number of athletes that can qualify for worlds in this event can make the high Olympic standards.


Below are the results of the meet.

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2019 Asian Youth Championships Athletics (Full Results)

March 6, 2019

2019 Asian Youth Championships Athletics
2019 Asian Youth Championships Athletics


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Competing Today for the Philippines

Morning in Order of Appearance

  1. Hokett Delos Santos (Pole Vault Boys) – 5th Place 4.30m
  2. Samantha Limos (100m Girls) – Did not compete
  3. Jason Jabol (100m Boys) (won’t participate due to NCAA Philippines meet) – Did not compete

Afternoon Appearance

  1. Noel Rambacal (Hammer Boys) – 8th place 44.01m



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Thai breaks 5000 SEA Record

Kieran Tuntivate added the SEA Men’s 5000m Record to his resumee. Clocking a time of 13:57 60 at the Virginia Challenge at Charlottesville on 19th April 2019. The mark eclipsed the 13:58.43 of Eduardo Buenavista of the Philippines in Busan where he took bronze at the 2002 Asian Games.

Tuntivate also broke the Thai National Record of Boonthung Srisung 14:10.56  set in the 2005 World Universaide in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tuntivate is the leader in the 2019 SEA Ranking lists for the 5000 and 10000 titles at the 2019 SEA Games.

Philippines add more athletic events in SEA Games competition


Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The Philippines, hosts of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, have added six events in the competition list after coming under heavy pressure from participating countries and the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).

The Philippines Olympics Committee announced last December they would organise 56 sports with 523 events in the Games which will be held later this year.

Although it would be the record number of sports, other countries, including Vietnam, complained after a number of disciplines were omitted.

In track-and-field, they wanted to hold mixed 4x100m and mixed relay 4x400m for the first time but refused 10 events including women’s high jump and long jump which Vietnamese are the champions.

After meetings,  organisers did a U-turn and brought the events back.

AAA did not approve the submitted entries of the Philippines and asked them to hold all athletic regular events including men’s and women’s 5,000m, 10,000m and walk otherwise the continental governing body would not accept athletics at the November-December Games.

For the second time the Philippines filled up their competition list but women’s marathon and heptathlon were axed.

Vietnam are reigning champions of the men’s 5,000m and women’s 10,000m and silver medalists in the men’s and women’s 10,000m, and women’s walk.

Walkers Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc and Nguyen Thanh Ngung expressed their disappointment after their events were cut. Now they are back as title favourites as both of them recently reached remarkable results that made them the No 1 in ASEAN.

The sister and brother duo, who are both number one in ASEAN, took part in the Asian championship in Japan and both finished at seventh with a time of 1:30.15 and 1:41.50, the best among Southeast Asian walkers.

Phuc won the SEA Games title in 2015 before taking time off for family reasons.

Vietnam hopes to repeat their success in Manila two years ago when they scooped a record 17 gold medals.

The 30th Games will be held from November 30-December 11 with around 10,000 competitors.

Two years ago in Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam won 58 golds and finished third behind the hosts (145 golds) and Thailand (72 golds).-VNS/VNA


New South East Asian 10,000 Meter Mens Record for Tuntivate of Thailand


Thai-American Kieran Tuntivate clocked 28:45.61 in the 10,000m on March 29 at the Raleigh Relays. Upon further careful analysis, the mark is a New South East Asian Record.Eduardo Buenavista of the Philippines had the previous mark of 29:02.36. Buenavista took the bronze medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.

Also, the mark is a new Thai Record-breaking the 29:29.59 set by Boonthung Srisung at the 2005 SEA Games. Consequently, it is also a new Personal best for Kieran. And even better than all the times he ran before he acquired his Thai passport. His previous best of 29:31.82 was run at the same Raleigh Relays meet last year.

Kieran had also famously run an indoor 3000m in the year ripping open his foot in the process afer losing a shoe. He ran 7:59.78 indoors for 3000 on Feb 9 at Boston to break another of Boonthung record 8:10.39 set in 2005 at the Asian Indoor Games. He also set a new Thai record indoors for 5000 at 14:25.32 on Feb 24 at Cambridge. Boonthung still holds the outdoor 5000 records at 14:10.56

The New Kid in Town

Tuntivate debuted for Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia last August.  And he finished a very impressive 4th place in the 10,000m, Boonthung finished 10th. Tuntivate is a college athlete at Harvard who runs for Thailand. The good news for Kieran is that after a lot of pressure from the Asian Athletics Association. The Host Philippines for 2017 SEA Games had to concede to include the mens 5000 and 10,000 at SEA Games or face a possible loss of sanction of the meet.

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 Feb 17 just before his US stint, was pleased with his season’s best time.

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Malaysian Grand Prix (March 30-31) FULL RESULTS



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Looking at the entries below the meet seems like a real high-quality Asian level meet. There are 2 guys 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.

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Who else wants to Russel Taib vs Lalu Zohri. I bloody well do. This weekend is very busy it was the Singapore Open, The Jatim Open in Indonesia and the Malaysian Grand Prix. In recent developments, the Indonesians were sited at the last minute with there 2020 Olympic potential athletes arriving in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Among the crew was World Junior 100m Champion Muhammad Lalu Zohri who has a personal best of 10.18.

Still only a junior at 19. Zohri is the fastest 100m man in South East Asia but he hasn’t run a 200 for about 3 years but did time 21.74 as a 16-year-old when he was a 10.8 guy. So the guy knows how to run a curve but he is much faster now. So by this estimate, he can probably run around a 20.50 but might need a few races to hit that time. If anything Zohri might be the man to challenge another young man who came on the scene last year as well.

Australian based Russel Taib whose recent run of 20.77 at the Queensland Classic last weekend was not only a Malaysian National Record but the fastest time in South East Asia in 10 years. With Supachai Chimdee of Thailand clocking 20.68 (Thai National record) as a junior back in 2009.

While Zohri has just been mainly focussing on the 100m. The question is will he now step up and take what seems to be a vacant 200m title. With Defending Champion Trenten Beram of the Philippines seemingly inactive in the sport, as he has not raced since Asian Games last August.

One thing is for sure the Malaysian Grand Prix is the premiere meet in South East Asia this weekend with nothing but the best of the best of what South East Asia has to offer in a large number of events. Also, possible lineups for the 200 include Khairul Jantan the SEA Games 100 Champion (20.90 200) and Aqil (21.01).

Singapore Open Full Results

March 31, 2019

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On SEA Games Athletic 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 the actual results from South East Asia. A lot of countries are keeping results hidden or using electronics at non sanctioned IAAF meets. E.g. Thai University Games. Just because these times are not listed by IAAF 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 will release the 2019 SEA Rankings in Athletics on the conclusion of the Singapore Open, Malaysian Grand Prix and Jatim Open (Indonesia) in the first week of April. Again please note any Fil-Heritage athletes who have not submitted passport scans here [email protected] will not be included on the Rankings.

Stats really does help a country at all measurable events, something the PSC really should click onto that it’s not just an easy job to do but a meticulous and often repetitive task which requires 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. very good 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 3 major competitions will be held Jatim Open, Indonesia / Singapore Open, Singapore and the Malaysian Grand Prix. After the conclusion of these 3 meets Pinoyathletics will post the SEA Rankings. Please note the IAAF lists only contain about 20% of the actual results.

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 South East Asian athlete.

Russel Taib started off 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 wast he 4th fastest time overall at the meet.  Taib’s time breaks the record held by 2017 SEA Games 100m Champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan of 20.90 set at the Pre-SEA Games in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Russel Taib 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, is born in 1998. He will run at the Malaysian Grand Prix next week against the best athletes Malaysia has to offer representing Perak. 

Russel Taib 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. Infact Taib’s time is the best time by a South East 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. 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.

Soh in Seoul sets new Singapore Record

March 17, 2017

Two-time SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong’s personal best before Seoul was 2:24:55, set at the 2016 Chicago Marathon.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SOH RUI YONG

SINGAPORE – Two-time SEA Games marathon champion Soh Rui Yong broke the national record after finishing the Seoul Marathon in 2hr 23min 42sec on Sunday (March 17).

The record is pending ratification by Singapore Athletics.

The previous national record for the men’s marathon was 2:24:22, set at the 1995 SEA Games by Murugiah Rameshon. 

The Mark Catapaults Soh to the #1 in the SEA Rankings for 2019 by a long way. Soh is the defending SEA Games Champion in 2015 and 2017 in Mens Marathon but will face a stiff challenge from Thai newcomer Tony Payne who has a PB and holds the SEA Record at 2:16.

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Thailand Levels up its Athletics Program

It has been reported that American Coach Loren Seagrave is now the Coaching Consultant for Thailand. Seagrave on his Instagram was pictured enjoying a Durian in Thammasat University the Athletic center of Thailand.

Loren Seagrave

Seagrave is best known for his stint upgrading the coaches in Vietnam. In which case he was directly or indirectly responsible for Vietnam’s rise from 6 golds to 17 golds in athletics between the 2013 and 2017 SEA Games. With 13 golds from Women’s athletics. He transformed the program of Vietnam into not just a South East Asian but Asian power house. With his wards going onto win Asian titles.

Seagrave who was with IMG had huge success with several Olympic champions having worked with Gwen Torrence, Dwight Philips, and Justin Gatlin among many others.

Unlike in Vietnam where he flew in and flew out to teach coaches, or have athletes train with him at IMG. Its rumored Seagrave will be staying and coaching athletes and coaches in leveling up Thailands program for the 2019 SEA Games. Thailand who has traditionally always been a strong contender at SEA Level with Seagraves vast knowledge will surely be a force for the SEA Games in December.

South East Asian Nations have been leveling up there programs with Malaysia sending 2 sprinters Husniah Zulkifili (PB 11.58) and Jonathan Nyepa (PB 10.28) to Dwight Philips in Atlanta to qualify for Olympic games and Indonesia tapping the services of Harry Mara. And consequently, they produced a world junior champion and several medals at Asian games including an 8.09m SEA Record jump by Sapaturrahman.

Various Thais Training in America

Meanwhile, Thailand seems to have sent all its sprinters to train in Miami, Florida. For preparation for the Asian Champs in Doha, Qatar April 23-28.


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
MAF president Datuk Karim Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: The appeals to include long-distance and walking events in athletics in the Philippines SEA Games in December have been rejected.

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

MAF has 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 also 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 event for 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 don’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.

A total of 56 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.

Read more at 

Rayzam sets season best despite not having a coach

March 19, 2019

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

The Sabahan clocked a season-best 14.12 to win the men’s 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 overjoyed with his performance.

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

Results of SEA Athletes at the WA Perth Meet

8.03.19 to 10.03.19 Perth, Western Australia

*No Wind Readings used for meeting, but electronic timing is used

  • Girls U14 LJ- Melissa Choong (MAS) 4.99m (Bronze)
  • Boys U14 LJ – Rozales Ladai (MAS) 6.17m (Gold)
  • Boys U14 LJ – V. Kathiravan (SGP) 5.81m (Bronze)
  • Girls U15 LJ –  Lim Jovyn (SGP) 4.39m (9th)
  • Boys U15 JT (700g) – Jared Lim (SGP) 46.25m (Silver)
  • Girls U14 800 – Xyan Hong (MAS) 2.24.7 (6th)
  • Boys U15 100H – Elvin Yapp (MAS) 13.11 (Gold)
  • Girls U14 200m Heats Nurul Nor Azmi (MAS) 26.36 (1h1)
  • Boys u14 200m Heats Jad Rizalman Washif (MAS) 24.64 (1h1)
  • Boys U14 200m Heats Azeem Fahmi (MAS) 22.81 (1h1)
  • Girls U14 200m Finals Nurul Nor Azmi (MAS) 26.25 (Silver)
  • Boys U14 200m Finals Jad Rizalman Washif (MAS) 23.39 (Gold)
  • Boys U15 200m Finals Azeem Fahmi (MAS) 21.50 (Gold)
  • Boys U14 100m Heats V. Kathivaran (SGP) 12.13 (2h1)
  • Boys U14 100m Heats Azeem Fahmi (MAS) 11.40 (1h2)
  • Girls U15 300H Heats Yee Teng Lie (MAS) 49.21 (3h1)
  • Boys U14 100m Finals V. Kathivaran (SGP) 12.01 (5th)
  • Boys U15 100m Finals Azeem Fahmi (MAS) 10.84 (Gold)
  • Girls U14 400m Heats Xyan Hong (MAS) 1.00.40 (1h1)
  • Girls U14 400m Heats Nurul Nor Azmi (MAS) 1.03.10 (1h3)
  • Boys U14 400m Heats Rozales Ladai (MAS) 52.91 (1h3)
  • Girls U15 300H Finals Yee Teng Lie (MAS) 47.67 (Silver)
  • Boys U15 300H Finals Elvin Yap (MAS) 39.38 (Gold)
  • Girls U14 400m Finals Nurul Nor Azmi (MAS) 59.34 (Gold)
  • Girls U14 400m Finals Xyan Hong (MAS) 59.45 (Bronze)
  • Boys U14 400m Finals Rozales Ladai (MAS) 52.34 (Gold)

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 truly in awe to see the tall 5’10 Fahmi clock 21.50 one month before his 15th Birthday. The world record for the 200m for 14-year-olds is held by Sachin Dennis at 20.89 set in 2017.  To make the feat even more impressive Fahmi did on 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 who is 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 smart 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 onto 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 a 200/400 runner, leads the 2019 SEA Rankings with 20.94 on 26 Jan 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 will contest the final later today. Russel Taib clocked 21.10 in the final +3.3 windy to place third.



**Taib will run a 200 final later today stayed posted bookmark this page


Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

By Andrew Pirie

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

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