Athletics team ready for Singapore Open

Caption: Md Asy Syafi'e Md Bohari hands over the baton to Abdul Rahim Abdullah during the men's 4x100m relay event of the 28th SEA Games at the Singapore Sports Hub. Picture: Yee Chun Leong


Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh 


THE national sprint team are in good spirits ahead of tomorrow's 79th Singapore Open Track and Field Championships.

Md Fakhri Ismail, Md Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid Hj Mohd Idris, Md Asy Syafi'e Md Bohari, Md Faizul Abdullah and Abd Rahim Abdullah will be competing in the men's 100m and they will then team up for the 4x100m event at the Sports Hub Stadium in Singapore.

"The boys are ready for their respective events tomorrow, they are in good condition," said athletics coach Azmize Abd Rahman in an interview with BruSports yesterday.

"All of them will run in the 100-metre event and I am hoping that they can break their own personal best record," he added.

Md Fakhri holds the 100m national record with a time of 10.59s set during the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games two years ago at the Singapore Sports Hub.

He was also part of the team together with Md Asy Syafi’e and Abdul Rahim that set the current 4x100m national record of 40.95s at the biennial competition and Azmize hopes they will be able to go faster this time.

"For the 4x100m event we are looking to break the current record that we have set two years ago," said Azmize, who is better known as Jayjay.

"They recorded 41.19s last month during the Brunei Open.. so they are quite close to the current record... I hope they can do better.

"They have been preparing continuously since early of the year for the Brunei Open, so we are hoping to carry the momentum in this one and eventually at the SEA Games," concluded Jayjay.

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