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Published: Saturday June 14, 2014 MYT 12:27:00 AM
Updated: Saturday June 14, 2014 MYT 12:35:38 AM

Nur Afiqah blazes to historic 400m gold in Asian Junior meet with new PB

Siti Nur Afiqah Abdul Razak clocked a personal best time of 53.93 to win the gold medal in the girls’ 400m event at the Asian Junior Athletics championships in Taiwan.

Siti Nur Afiqah Abdul Razak clocked a personal best time of 53.93 to win the gold medal in the girls’ 400m event at the Asian Junior Athletics championships in Taiwan.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Siti Nur Afiqah Abdul Razak created history in the Asian Junior Athletics championships in Taiwan by clocking a personal best time of 53.93 to win the gold medal in the girls’ 400m event. 

The 16-year-old Terengganu lass improved her time of 54.47, which she clocked in Perlis Malaysia Games (Sukma) en-route to win the gold medal last month.

Uzbekistan’s Liliya Manasipova clocked 54.11 to bag the silver while Ngoc Hoang Thi gave Vietnam’s first medal in the meet by winning the bronze in 55.36. 

Siti, the Form Four student of SMK Sultan Omar in Dungun, was thrilled with her win. 

“I never expected to win the gold as I am only 16 and it is my first Asian junior meet,” said Siti. 

“It has been splendid one month for me as I improve my personal best time twice - first in Sukma and then in Asian junior meet. 

“My aim and dream is to break the national record of 52.56 (held by the late Rabia Abdul Salam of Penang at the 1991 Manila SEA Games),” said Siti.

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