Athletics: Only Zabidi makes the cut for world meet


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  • Sunday, 29 Jun 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Sprinter Zabidi Ahmad will be Malaysia’s sole representative in the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland from July 8-13.

The 18-year-old Terengganu lad clocked 10.51 in the 100m in the national junior meet in Kangar last September to beat the qualifying mark of 10.74.

Zabidi, who bagged the sprint double (100m and 200m) in the National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) in Kelana Jaya in April, said that his aim in the meet is to improve on his personal best.

“The pressure definitely will be on me as I will be the only Malaysian to take part in the meet,” said Zabidi.

Meanwhile, Korat SEA Games gold medallist Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian, who bagged a bronze medal with a time of 13.95 in the men’s 110m hurdles in the Asian Grand Prix in Bangkok on Tuesday, failed to win a medal in the second circuit in Korat on Friday.

He clocked 13.99 to finish sixth while Robani Hassan, who finished seventh in the first circuit, was fourth with a time of 13.91.

Middle distance runner M. Vadivellan also came in fourth when he clocked 3:52.06 in the men’s 1,500m. The final circuit will be held in Hanoi on Monday.


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