Region’s sprinters fast losing ground

Vast difference: Mohd Haiqal Hanafi’s record of 10.35 in the Philippines SEA Games record is a far cry from China’s Su Bingtian’s (right) 9.92 recorded at the 2018 Asiad.

WHEN Indonesia’s Suryo Agung Wibowo won the 2009 SEA Games 100m race, he was imperious. His timing was better even than the winner of the blue riband event at the Asian Games the following year. China’s Lao Yi could only manage 10.24.

But that was as good as it got for the South-East Asians.

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