Timotius grabs the Olympic distance title


PETALING JAYA: Armed Forces (ATM) athlete Timotius Ahimo won the men's Olympic Distance (OD) category (age 20-30) in the Triathlon Asia Cup at the Silverlake Village Outlet in Batu Gajah, Perak.

Timotius, who has been serving in ATM for seven years, successfully completed the three disciplines - swimming (1.5km), cycling (40km) dan running (10km) - in a total time of 2'10:27.

Mohd Azmir Abdullah Sani (2'12:35) and Nazrol Hakim Che Saruji (2'12:55) finished second and third respectively. Both of them represented ATM as well.

"There is no pressure competing in the race as there are many of us here from ATM. We came here to give our best performance and enjoy the race at the same time.

"Actually, I didn't set any particular target and I was surprised to win the race. Maybe today is my day and I am absolutely happy with my achievement. However, I believe I can clocked a better time," he said.

As for the men's OD (age 31-49), another ATM representative Abdul Rahman Abu Hassan conquered the race with a total time of 2'10:50 followed by his teammate Mohd Syamsul Erry (2'13:23).

For the men's junior (age 16-19) Sprint Distance (SD), Hong Kong athletes Chan Ho Kwan dan Tsang Wai Chun came in first and second place respectively.

As for the women's junior (age 16-19) SD category, Koh Pao Yee won the race while Jacqueline Ng is the champion for the women's (age 20-30) SD category.

For the men's and women's SD category, the participants have to complete swimming (750m) and followed by cycling (20km) and and running (5km).

A total of 327 participants from different age groups took part in the OD and SD category.

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