Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bad day for national track & field at SEA Games

SINGAPORE: It was a miserable outing for national track and field athletes on the second day of competition at the National Stadium.

From the six athletes who took part in five events, only Adi Alifuddin Hussin won a bronze in the men’s shot putt event.

The burly Adi from Penang, who bagged a silver in each of the last three SEA Games from 2009-2013, pulled off a season’s best of 16.96m to bag the bronze.

However, his effort was way off his personal best of 17.53m, which he achieved at the Myanmar Games two years ago.

“I failed to improve my technique. I need to go abroad to train with better coaches for the next SEA Games,” said 27-year-old Adi, who is coached by Malik Tobias.

In the men’s 200m. Mohd Izzuddin Yahaya clocked a personal best of 21.20 to finish fourth while G. Aravinn Thevarr, who clocked a personal best of 21.25 in the heats, could only manage 21.33 in the final to finish fifth.

After two days of competition, Malaysia have won one gold and five bronzes.

The Star Online

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