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by shamshul fitri
Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki with the gold medal she won at this year's Asian Schools Track and Field Championships for her 6.07m achievement in the long jump event.
KUANTAN: Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki will be stepping on the brakes after the Asian Schools Track and Field Championships here to focus on her SPM examination.
The 17-year-old long jumper will not be attempting to reach the Myanmar SEA Games’ qualifying mark set at 6.47m.
“I don’t think I will be competing in the Malaysian Open, or even try to reach the qualifying mark for the SEA Games.
“I will just wait for the next Games because I think I would be more ready then,” said Shahidatun, who won the long jump gold medal in the Asian meet with a 6.07m jump on Thursday.
Although the SPM will be wrapped up by Dec 5, and the SEA Games only begins six days later on Dec 11, Shahidatun is not willing to juggle both right now.
“I still have a lot to learn and improve. A lot can be learnt within a year and I don’t wish to rush things.
“If I get good results in the SPM, I will continue with the pre-university programme and that will allow me to train as well,” she said.
The Kedah girl will take to the track once again on Sunday in the triple jump, but her expectations are not as high here. Shahidatun says she will try to improve on her personal best of 12.99m
“I will be up against the same girls from the long jump so it will not be easy. I will try my best though to get the gold medal,” she said.
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athletics, long jump, Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki, Asian Schools Track and Field Championships, SEA Games
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