Yee Chun Leong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
NATIONAL sprinter Md Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid Hj Mohd Idris is set to compete today’s men’s 200m event at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.
He will once again be running in cold weather conditions having had a taste of that at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in May where he clocked a season’s best of 21.71 seconds.
“Despite having experienced running in such conditions, I am not used to this kind of weather,” said Firdaus in an interview with BruSports News yesterday.
“I’m pretty nervous and feeling the pressure but I’m still going to try and give it my best this time,” he added.
“My main target is to gain experience and motivation as much as I can at this World Championships to improve myself since I’m still young and it’s my first time being at such a large scale competition with the stars,” continued the 21-year-old.
Firdaus,who holds the national record of 21.64s set during the Malaysia Open in October last year, is also set to compete in the same event as well as the 4x100m event at he upcoming SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 19-30.
When asked on his preparations, he replied: “With the SEA Games around the corner, I need to focus on both tournaments.
“My training intensity is much higher than usual so I’m just hoping that injuries don’t happen,” concluded.