Malaysian Athletic Results 2021: Hakimi pumped up for Europe.
3X Sea Games Champion in the Triple Jump Hakimi Ismail looks to be heading over to Europe to train to start in May and aiming for the Olympic Standard in the Triple Jump. Hakimi holds the SEA Games and SEA Record of 16.77m set during the 2017 SEA Games.
Hakimi will turn 30 years of age in April. He needs to jump 17.14m to qualify for Tokyo 2021 by June, or else he needs to rely on qualification spots (qf report on Men’s Triple Jump coming soon).
Failing that, Hakimi will look towards claiming his 4th SEA Games Title in Triple Jump Mens. It was a feat that would match the achievement only done by the Great Mohammad Zaki Sadiri, also of Malaysia, who won the 1987 to 1993 SEA Games.
Hakimi has not competed since the 2019 SEA Games in December. He is confident that if he fails to qualify for 2021 Tokyo, he, at 33 years of age, can still make it to Paris 2024.
Russel Nasir Taib Opens season with the fastest 200m in South East Asia 2021
Taib was second in 21.24 seconds behind 17-year-old Caleb-Law, who clocked 21.20 at the Gary Brown Shield in Nathan, Queensland, Australia, on February 20.
Taib has a British mother and a Malaysian father. He holds the Malaysian National Record at 20.77, he was the bronze medalist at the last SEA Games in 200m behind Two Thai athletes, including Siripol Punpa.
Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years.
He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017.
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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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