Khairul beats Jega’s 49-year-old 200m time at Malaysian Open

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  • Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Tears of joy: Khairul Hafiz Jantan (right) hugging his coach Mohd Poad Mohd Kassim after winning the men’s 200m final of the Malaysian Open at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. — GLENN GUAN / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The oldest record in Malaysian athletics – the men’s 200m – is finally broken after 49 years.

Yesterday, Melaka sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan ran the race of his life to clock 20.90 seconds at the Malaysian Open to break Tan Sri Dr M. Jegathesan’s 20.92 mark set in the semi-finals of the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

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