Andrew Pirie, ATFS Stastician
Malaysia’s Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili, 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. Zulkifili 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 April.
Two other Malaysian woman also ran at this meet Shally 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 (PB 46.90).
In the Womens Shireen Vallabouy 55.53 and Faizah Asma Mazalan 56.42 opened in the 400m.
These results will make Malaysia a very strong contender with their home ground advantage in Malaysia for the SEA Games in August.
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