KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Youth champion Muhd Nazri Mustafa (pic) has a fighting chance of winning a medal in the boys’ triple jump at the IAAF World Under-18 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Kedahan leapt 14.99m to finish third in the first qualifying to advance into the final at the Kasarani Stadium yesterday.
Nazri, who won gold in the Asian Youth Championships with a personal best of 15.05m in Bangkok in May, finished sixth among 18 athletes in qualifying.
Grace Wong Xiu Mei achieved a personal best of 61.28m in girls’ hammer but it wasn’t good enough for her to qualify for the final.
Her previous best was 60.47m.
Sprinter Muhd Aiedel Saadon also failed to qualify for the boys’ 100m final after clocking 10.80 to finish fifth in the semi-finals.
He had clocked 10.89 to finish fourth in the heats.
Both times were way off his personal best of 10.53.
Sarawak’s Samuel Ling Jeng Yi also had a poor outing in the boys’ shot putt as he finished a disappointing ninth and last in the first qualification with a throw of 15.89m – more than two metres short of his personal best of 18.21m.