Sapwaturrahman Indonesian Long Jumper nears 8m Mark
Indonesian Long Jumper Sapwaturrahman continued his meteoric rise with a 7.98-meter leap at the Korea Open. At the same time, being very consistent, hitting 5 of his 6 jumps. And with a legit +1.1 m/s wind. Consequently, his jumps were X, 6.59, 7.73, 7.56, 7.91 (also above his PB), and 7.98.
Especially relevant is that the mark is above the National Record of Agus Reza Izawan set 23 years ago in Jakarta, Indonesia. And is also above the SEA Games Gold of 7.83m from 2017. Simultaneously, the southeast Asian Record is held by Supanara Sukhavasti of Thailand at 8.05m when he was a junior in Kobe, Japan 2011. And Henry Dagmil of the Philippines holds the SEA Games record of 7.87m.
Started as a Sprinter
Yet 23-year-old Sapwaturrahman began off as a sprinter 100m (10.48) but started to focus more on the long jump in 2017. Due to the high competitiveness of the sprint event in his country. While having mainly focused on the sprints from 2010 to 2016, he only improved 10 cm from 2010-2016.
There were all the necessary medicines; for such events, high-quality drugs are required.
Therefore he started working alongside American coach Harry Mara, the World Decathlon record holder Ashton Easton in 2016. Also including some training in the United States earlier this year. So he leaped a 7.90m (no wind reading near the end of 2017). And had leaped 7.24, 7.42, 7.43 so far this year. Yet also sometimes joining the 4×100 relay when required.
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.
Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.
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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