KANGAR: Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki is far from happy despite setting a new triple jump record at the National Schools Athletics Championships (MSSM) at Stadium Utama yesterday.
The Alor Setar lass rewrote Mary J. Nakarans nine-year-old record of 12.24m with a leap of 12.36m but it was way below her personal best of 12.99m, which she did at the FT All Comers meet in March.
The 16-year-old, who had planned to clear the 13m mark, also had four out of her six jumps disqualified.
“My performance was below par and this is the first time I had so many of my jumps disqualified,” said the bewildered Shahidatun.
“I’m not sure what went wrong today. My take-off didn’t work as planned and I’m very disappointed that I failed to better my personal best.”
However, it was not all despair for the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) student as her performance in the FT All Comers helped her qualify for the World Junior Championships in Barcelona from July 10-15 and the Asian Junior meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from June 9-12.
Shahidatun hopes to redeem herself in her other pet event – the long jump – tomorrow. She has set her mind on bettering her personal best of 6.11m.
“I can’t decide whether to compete in Barcelona as it clashes with the Sukma (Malaysia Games) in Pahang but there is still time,” said the lanky Shahidatun.
“I’m still young, so I still have a chance to compete in the next World Junior Championships if I skip the Barcelona edition this year.
“As for now, I need to focus on my other pet event. I’m confident of getting it right on Thursday.”
80m hurdles: 1. Mohd Ikram Akma Darwis (Sab) 11.77, 2. Arman Selatan (Sab) 12.03, 3. Mohd Afiq Rahmat (Sel) 12.29.
Shot putt: 1. Samuel Ling Jing Yi (Sar) 13.67m, 2. Loh Hao Ze (Pen) 12.99m, 3. Bukhari Rasali (Ked) 12.44m.
Long jump: 1. Mohd Izzat Syamil (Kel) 5.54m, 2. Mohd Nazri Mustafa (Ked) 5.31m, 3. Mohd Nasip Mohd Zain (Sab) 5.30m.
400m: 1. Cheah Yau Chung (Per) 50.06 (meet record), 2. Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap (Mal) 50.52, 3. Mohd Emyrul Haziq Borhan (Mal) 51.38.
5,000m: 1. Mior Mohd Amerul Mohd Sahak (Per) 24:34.0, 2. Mohd Azaki Ariffin (Kel) 24:40.7, 3. Teh Wai Keat (FT) 26:06.7.
110m hurdles: 1. Mohd Rizzua Haizad Mohd (Sar) 14.67, 2. Mohd Haimin Robert (Sab) 14.99, 3. Mohd Azrul Fahmi Mohd Zauwawi (Mal) 15.29.
Discus: 1. Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Ajmain (Joh) 54.40m (meet record), 2. Mohd Amirul Ikmal Abd Rahim (Per) 50.31m (meet record), 3. Mohd Alif Zafran Suhaimi (Per) 48.94m.
400m: 1. Mohd Ikhwan Safwan Zainudin (Ter) 49.24, 2. K. Dinesh (Ked) 49.55, 3. Kwong Kar Jun (FT) 49.58.
110m hurdles: 1. Mohd Fazillah Khamis (Sar) 14.55, 2. Mohd Farris Daniel Zahidi (Kel) 14.63, 3. Mohd Asri Nizam Abdullah (Ter) 14.75.
Long jump: 1. Luqman Hakim Ramlan (FT) 7.13m, 2. Mohd Fairuz Md Dan (Joh) 6.69m, 3. Mohd Syamil Mohd Ali Hanafiah (Sel) 6.62m.
Javelin: 1. Billy Ak Edward (Sar) 55.56m, 2. Raphael Asun (Sar) 53.20m, 3. ShahrulNisza Azmi (Per) 50.52m.
80m hurdles: 1. Aziee Fazlia Francis (Sab) 13.32, 2. Fatini Husna Mohamad Yusop (Per) 13.38, 3. Mah Si Shiang (Sel) 13.51.
400m: 1. Tham Yi Yin (FT) 60.0, 2. Ariana Nurminda Arifin (Sar) 60.7, 3. Chan Yi Jing (Joh) 61.7.
100m hurdles: 1. Norris Foo (Sar) 15.56, 2. Shelma Sharon Anak Anthony James (Sar) 15.66, 3. Juriani Mat Rodzi (Per) 15.75.
Javelin: 1. J. Pavitra Devi (Pen) 33.31m, 2. Fatin Nur Shahiera Che Rahim (FT) 31.56m, 3. Celine Kong (Sar) 31.38m.
High jump: 1. Erlyisiana Jhatty Anak Buma (Sar) 1.57m, 2. Norkamisiah Wati Said (Sar) 1.49m, 3. Nurizatul Syahirah Mohd Ashari (FT) 1.49m.
400m: 1. Layalia Rameli (Ter) 57.60, 2. Fathin Faqihah Mohd Yusuf (Sab) 57.64, 3. Syarifah Syatrah Razali (Kel) 58.18.
100m hurdles: 1. Nur Syafiqah Anis Abu Bakar (Joh) 14.96, 2. Nur Amanina Tugimin (FT) 15.03s, 3. Farinah Basirin @ Riasin (Sab) 15.67.
Triple jump: 1. Noor Shahidatun Nadia Mohd Zuki (Ked) 12.36m (meet record), 2. NurIzzati Akmal Nazrilazdin (Ked) 11.47m, 3. Nur Nadia Natasya Mahammud (Sel) 11.17m.