Malaysia 3 to 8 Golds SEA Games Athletics
Sept 3, 2017
Malaysia has gone from 3 to 8 Golds in the space of one SEA Games cycle.While Nauraj
Singh (High Jump), Hakimi Ismail (Triple Jump) and Muhammad Irfan Shamshuddin
(Discus) all defended their titles. And 5 new athletes added to this tally when Malaysia
hosted the SEA Games in 2017.
Below is ‘Golden Era’ athletics thanks to Foreign coaches article? from Haresh Deol.
I have made some edits.
Expect the ‘local v foreign coach’ debate to be reignited following the success of our athletics
team at the just concluded Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.
Furthermore the athletics squad scored eight gold medals in track and field events. The eight
winners (and coaches) are:
1. Hammer thrower Jackie Wong (Gu Yuan – China)
2. Hammer thrower Grace Wong (Gu Yuan – China)
3. High jumper Navraj Singh Randhawa (Alex Stewart – Australia)
4. Sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan (Mohd Poad Mohd Kassim – MALAYSIA)
5. Hurdler Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian (Jan Klaus Erasmus May – Germany)
6. Walker Elena Goh (Teoh Boon Lim – MALAYSIA)
7. Discus thrower Irfan Shamsuddin (Fero Petrovic – Slovakia)
8. Triple jumper Mohd Hakimi Ismail (Viktor Sotnikov – Russia)
From the list above, only two of the winning coaches are locals.
In fact, silver medalist high jumper Lee Hup Wei, a former Asian champion, forked out his
own money to train under Stewart.
Not to undermine our local coaches, perhaps it is time for them to learn from these experts.
Gu Yuan, for instance, said she was willing to visit every state right after the regional Games
to assist the local coaches and help them unearth talents.
Quite often the role of a Foreign Coach or Consultant is to assist and up skill the knowledge of local coaches or transfer technology as they are only usually hired on a short term basis. A lot of the time Foreign Coaches end up hands on and coaching the athletes directly.
Malaysia Roster SEA Games 2017 Athletics
Aug 7, 2017
In athletics, Malaysia have targeted only six golds from the 45 at stake.
A total of 28 Malaysian women will be competing in the Aug 19-30 Games and Grace is the
best bet to deliver the gold.
The five other golds are expected to come from the men’s team. Sprinter Khairul Hafiz
At the Singapore Games, Malaysia only returned home with three golds in athletics through
Nauraj, Irfan and Hakimi.
Jonathan Nyepa clocks 10.28 takes 2017 SEA Lead time in South Korean Open
Jul 1 ,2017
Nyepa moves to #1 in 2017 SEA Rankings 100m
June 27, At the South Korean Open in Jeongseon. Jonathan Nyepa of Malaysia may have
taken the silver. But for the 21 year old Malaysian sprinter the time of 10.28 has moved him
to #1 in SEA Rankings List. Nyepa finished second behind Kim-Kuk Young of South Korea
who timed 10.07.
Nyepa meteoric rise puts him ahead of 2015 SEA Games Champion Eric Cray (10.31), who
had been the season leader since the beginning of the year. Cray won the 2015 SEA Games in
a personal best and Philippine National Record of 10.25. The rapid improvement of Nyepa
saw his mark as #2 fastest all time by a Malaysian sprinter. The time improves on his PB of
10.36 ran last year at the Malaysian U21 Championships.
In the same race Nixson Kennedy of Malaysia finished fourth in a new PB of 10.43 also.
Nyepa 10.28 puts him at #1, while Cray shares #2 in 10.31 with Khairul Jantan of Malaysia
also, who clocked 10.31 to easily win the Thailand Open. Jantan won the Asian Juniors last
year in 2016, and holds the Malaysian Record of 10.18. The SEA and SEA Games Record is
10.17 held by Surya Agung Wibowo of Indonesia.
The Malaysian 4×100 is very formidable with Jantan (10.31 and 10.18), Nyepa (10.28),
Kennedy (10.43) and Manap (10.58 & 10.29).
The Malaysians will be in action at the Asian Championships next week, and at the
Malaysian Open Championships the following week. This will serve as their final selection
Meanwhile Jackie Wong Chiew Seer took silver and showed he is on his way to the SEA
Games title in the Hammer Throw after improving his National Record to 65.34m. Seer
finished with bronze last SEA Games but has improved a lot and should have no problems
securing the title with SEA Games Record Holder Caleb Stuart of the Philippines not
defending his title.
Prior to this week Kim-Kuk Young of South Korea National Record was 10.16 (+1.8) from
the World University Games 2 years ago in Gwangju, South Korea. He showed a great set of
runs in a very short period of time.
On 27th June He clocked 10.07 (0.8) to win the International event a New Korean National
record and under the 10.12 qualifying time for the world championships in London in
August. Also a handy 10.22 (0.5) in the heats.
A few days ago on 25th June a wind aided 10.07 (3.6), in the semis with +0.2 10.13 which
was then a national record and 10.30 +0.5 in heats.
2 National Records and 5 races within 2 days.
2017 SEA Rankings
Malaysians Jumpers in Kazakhstan Ismail 16.45m
Jun 16, 2017
Three Malaysians competed in Kazakhstan as Guests at the National Open. Impressive is
SEA Games Champion Muhd Hakimi who leapt 16.45m, he lost to Mark Harry Diones at
the Philippine National Open. Diones recently leapt 16.13m.
It sets up a good clash for the SEA Games.
Malaysian athletes results:
Women’s Long Jump
3rd – Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki : 5.88m 0.5
Women’s Triple Jump
3rd – Kirthana Ramasamy : 13.12m (SB) -0.2
Men’s Triple Jump
1st – Muhd Hakimi Ismail : 16.45m -1.3
Congrats Malaysian Athletes!! Good job Kirthana Ramasamy achieving seaon’s best after a long lay off due to injury.
Credit: Azrail Bin Khaldzir, some corrections made.
Malaysians show promise leading to SEA Games: Randhawa 2.20m
Apr 16, 2017
2017 SEA Games Host Malaysia showed promise. This year the traditional Perak Open
better known as the Malaysia Close. This also served as the National Championships and part
of Malaysia’s evaluation to select its SEA Games team,
With a lot of the best Malaysian’s based in training and competing in South Africa. The
remainder of the locals still proved very strong.
One of the strongest performances came Nauraj Singh Randhawa in the Mens High Jump.
Malaysia’s National Record Holder Nauraj Singh Randhawa (2.29m) took the win in 2.20m .
Randhawa is ranked 18th= in the world as of April 1. And had been competing a lot in Australia. Norshaffie Mohd Shah was second in 2.12m. Randhawa is the 2013 and 2015 SEA
Games Champion. And plans to make it the third time in a row in 2017 when Kuala Lumpur
hosts the SEA Games.
Another strong contender in the Womens 100m. 18 year old Norris Foo clocked 11.72 (-1.0)
in the heats. Which is the fastest wind legal time for 2017 so far. The time hardly comes as a
surprise for Foo who has been slowly moving up the ranks of Malaysian women sprinting.
Having clocked 11.87 as a 14 year old!.
Just last month Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili (4th in 2015 SEA Games) timed 11.36 (2.5), along
with Shally Komalam 11.65, and Siti Mohammad 11.68 in that same race in Pretoria. Which
shows the Malaysians will also have a strong 4×100. The Duo is expected to challenge 2015
SEA Games Champion Kayla Anise Richardson (now 19) of the Philippines who has been
running very well and continuing to break National Records in the 400m.
With most of the major male sprinters in South Africa. Aqil Yasmin won narrowly over
Nixson Kennedy 10.63 to 10.64. Khairul Jantan has the fastest time by a Malaysian for this
year with 10.39 (-0.2), Jantan best is 10.18, and Jonathan Nyepa has also ran 10.61.
After a stunning loss to upcoming Filipino Harry Diones. SEA Games Champion Hakimi
Ismail took a win in the Triple Jump in 15.93m.
In the Mens Long Jump Luqman Hakim Bin Ramlan leapt 7.62m, this ranks him in 2017
only behind Tyler Ruiz of the Philippines who leapt 7.78m at Sam Diego last month.
Results from Adriansprints.com
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Malaysia’s Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili clocks a wind aided 11.36
Mar 9, 2017
Andrew Pirie, ATFS Statistician
Malaysia’s Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli, 21 sent warnings to her South East Asian rivals with a
time of 11.36 +2.5 to place second in the AGN League Meet 7 in Pretoria, South Africa.
The performance was the fastest ever by a Malaysian woman. G. Shanti holds the Malaysian
Record of 11.50 from 1993. Unfortunately as the IAAF only allows +2.0 m/s Zulkifili just
missed out on being able to claim a national record. Zulkifli official best time is 11.67 +0.5
m/s at the Kosanov Memorial in Almaty 25 June 2016. She had the fastest time in 2016 SEA
Rankings. In the 2015 SEA Games Zulkifili finished fourth.
She did, however, clock a new PB also in the 200m of 23.80 +1.4 m/s. Which was a
significant improvement on her previous best timing last year of 24.30 set in Singapore in
Two other Malaysian women also ran at this meet Shelly Komalam 11.65w and 24.27 (PB
24.16), and Sati Fatimah Mohamad 11.68w and 24.64 (PB 24.27).
In the Mens Khairul Jantan the Asian Junior Champion who holds the Malaysian National
Record with 10.18, (just .01s outside the SEA Games Record of Surya Agung Wibowo of
Indonesia). Opened his season with 10.46 +1.6. Two other Malaysians Yasmin 10.73 (100m)
and Jonathan Nyepa 21.53 (200m) also joined.
In the 400m Badrul Hisyam Manap better known as a 100m runner with a 10.34 PB. Had his
first ever run in the 400 and clocked a very credible 47.60. With Masri also clocking 48.03
In the Women’s Shireen Vallabouy 55.53 and Faizah Asma Mazalan 56.42 opened in the
These results will make Malaysia a very strong contender with their home ground advantage
in Malaysia for the SEA Games in August.
Article: Jad Adrian Washif Article
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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 Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
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