Azeem strikes bronze in 100m final at Asiad


File picture of Azeem (centre) in the 100m men's semifinal. - Photo: AP

HANGZHOU: National sprinter Mohd Azeem Fahmi has won the Asian Games bronze medal for the 100m.

The 19-year-old recorded a time of 10.11s to finish third in the 100m final at the Hangzhou Olympic Stadium on Saturday (Sept 30).

Xie Zhenye won the gold with a time of 9.97s, while Thailand’s Puripol Boonson took silver with a time of 10.02s.

Azeem's bronze is Malaysia's first medal in the 100m event at the Asian Games in 41 years. Rabuan Pit won gold at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi with a time of 10.68s.

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