KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Irfan Shamsuddin was not jumping for joy despite breaking the men’s discus meet record by more than six metres in the Perak All-Comers 2 Athletics Championships at the SMK Seri Kandi Mini Stadium in Teluk Intan.
The burly Negri Sembilan athlete hurled a distance of 54.05m en route to winning the gold and erased the previous mark of 47.54m set by Abdul Rahman Lee in 2017.
But Irfan’s effort was more than eight metres short of his personal best of 62.55m.
Irfan, who had a five-and-a-half month training stint in Europe and is gunning for his fourth gold medal in the SEA Games, has yet to peak in competitions this year.
SEA Games-bound Rahman took the silver by improving on his own meet record too with 49.37m but it was no where near his personal best of 50.77m.
“I’m struggling to surpass the 50m mark but hopefully, I’ll get it right in the Sabah Open (in Kota Kinabalu from Nov 1-3), ” said 2017 SEA Games bronze medallist Rahman.Long jumper Andre Anura Anuar warmed up for his first SEA Games by winning gold with a jump of 7.41m.
Luqman Hakim Ramlan bagged the silver (7.28m) and Melvean Majuang of Sabah took the bronze (6.67m).
(National athlete unless stated)
200m: 1. Mohd Din Norbik (Sab) 22.54,2. Mohd Nor Musyaraf Mohd Sari (Sab) 22.84,3. Mohd Adil Azhar Azrul Hisyam (Mel) 23.81.
400m: 1. Mohd Hadzmier Abdul Muhaimin (Sel) 49.37,2. Ahmad Amir Aiman Mohd Kamaruddin (Prk) 50.58,3. A. Magendraa (Prk) 50.74.
5000m: 1. G. Vimal (Prk) 16:16.35,2. Daren James Nair (Sel) 16:28.10,3. Mohd Izul Amirul Mukmin Mohd Nasir (Independent) 16:59.23.
Discus: 1. Mohd Irfan Shamsuddin 54.05m, 2. Abdul Rahman Lee 49.37m, 3. Mirach Han (Sab) 40.37m.
Javelin: 1. Syed Abrar Syed Ahmad Zawawi (UTeM) 51.32m, 2. Mohd Shazwan Hasnol (Mel) 51.28m, 3. Mohd Alif Mohd Razi (Sab) 46.85m.
High jump: 1. Norshafiee Mohd Shah 2.00m, 2. Mohd Eizlan Dahalan (Sab) 2.00m, 3. Mohd Najmi Hasmezi (Ked) 1.80m.
Long jump: 1. Andre Anura Anuar 7.41m, 2. Luqman Hakim Majuang 7.28m, 3. Melvean Majuang (Sab) 6.67m.
100m hurdles: 1. Anis Sahira Malagustin (Sel) 16.12,2. Lie Yee Teng (Sel) 16.31,3. Karmentina Nadia Quadra (Sab) 16.32.
200m: 1. Aisyah Rofina Aling (Sab) 26.62,2. Lie Yee Teng (Sel) 28.25,3. Beh Jia Ping (Kerian) 28.51.
400m: 1. Teoh Kim Chyi (Ked) 57.92,2. Camelia Jasten (Sab) 62.38,3. A. Siva Sangkari (Panthers) 63.00.
Shot putt: 1. Choo Kang Ni 10.67m, 2. Nur Amiera Fazlin Kamarudin (UTeM) 9.64m, 3. Nur Fatin Aqilah Gimi (Mel) 7.81m.