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National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) Athletics Championships 2008
  • April 28th, 2008

Editor Note

I’ve always been impressed by the Malaysian and Thai on how they handle their athletics. Our local athletics can learn plenty from these nations policy. Unlike us, no they’re not sending their ‘China Team B’ to competitions and these countries mentioned like Singapore, has its own set of politics, which association doesn’t right, but despite that, their athletes performances time and again in the recent competition such as the SEA Games showed why they’re the powerhouse in Track & Field in this region

The Thai and Malaysian attribute their success to their abundant youth talent unearthed in their junior scheme, their faith in local coaches in leading positions, and importantly successful transition from junior to senior ranks. There will always be a successful continuation of top performance athletics at every level for years to come

Their association has made it clear that you can make it a career out of their passion, and even after retiring from the sport, the athletes are still assured of job security. Even down and out injured or not performing either, the athlete is not out left in the dumps. That peace of mind, are likely to spur their athletes to focus on the training at hand and winning medals

In Singapore, sports is generally seen as a field in which overall societal development or parents’ expectations weigh more than the needs in terms of one pursuit of happiness

Report: National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) Athletics Championships 2008

zabidi-ahmad.jpgHere’s a recent report of the National Schools Sports Council (MSSM) Athletics Championships 2008 held by the Malaysians recently at MBPJ Stadium (Kelana Jaya, KL). An annual junior competition for kids all over the state, where the various state sports school, individual schools and clubs send their best junior athletes to compete under state flag, quite similar to our National Inter School Championship

Eleven records fell at the four day athletics event. The games saw talented juniors clocking credible times

Terengganu’s Zabidi Ahmad just 17, in the Boys Under-18 200m, he clocked 22.13 seconds to win the 200m on final day. He won the double, by winning the 100m event on previous days in a time of 10.91s. He will compete at the World Junior Championships in Poland in July for the 100m event after meeting the qualifying time and has a PB of 10.51 seconds in the 100m

The Terengganu state also saw another of their boys, Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan won his 200m Boys Under-15 event in a new championship timing of 22.58 seconds, bettering the previous 2004 record of 22.89 seconds by Perlis’s Daniel Azwan Amar Nand

muhd-ajmal.jpgAjmal also won the 110m hurdles in record time and was named the overall best male athlete for his two record-breaking runs and two silvers (4x100m and 200m hurdles). He’s a Form Three student of Bukit Jalil Sports School and you’ll be seeing him and Zabidi in Singapore come June for the Asean Schools Championships

Sabah sent a strong team. They won the 4x100m Boys Under-15 event in 44.03 seconds, nipping the Terengganu boys for gold by 0.19s. They also claimed the Boys Under-15 4x400m who clocked a new championship timing of 3:29.81, bettering the old time of 3:30.00 by the Sarawak boys

The girls was not to be left out. Sarawak’s Sheila Yus fledging foray into athletics saw her grabbing the overall best female athlete with her record breaking performance in the Girls Under-12 80m hurdles record time of 13.06s

Cynthia Manghing from Sabah completed her double by winning gold in Girls Under-15 100m and 200m (25.70 seconds)

The 200m Girls Under-18 saw Terengganu’s Nurul Faizah Asma Mazlan winning it in 25.52 seconds while Kuala Lumpur’s Siti Nurhayati Zulkifli grabbed silver in a time of 25.87 seconds. But Siti Nurhayati Zulkifli got revenge when she won the 100m Girls Under-18 gold ahead of Terengganu’s Nurul Faizah Asma Mazlan

There was a new record in Girls Under 18 4x400m as the Terengganu girls bettered their old record of 4:04.34 set last year to a new time of 4:04.08, well ahead of Selangor who clocked 4:05.36 and the Sabah girls settled for bronze in a time of 4:07.58

The Sarawak state won the overall medal standing with 16 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals. Terengganu was second with 15 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze, just a gold medal away from Sarawak tally. The final standing is Sarawak, Terengganu, Sabah (14-10-9), Perak (6-9-10) and Selangor (6-5-7) for the top five states

Boys Results

100m Boys Under-18
1 Zabidi Ahmad (Terengganu) 10.91

200m Boys Under-12
1. Elmy Sharil Saibun (Sabah) 25.13
2. Mohd Hisyam Ramlee (Sabah) 25.39
3. Shahrul Nizam Ahmad (Pahang) 25.43

200m Boys Under-18
1 Zabidi Ahmad (Terengganu) 22.13
2 Mohd Hanif Zaini (Johor) 22.34
3 Mohd Ashraf Ahmad (Kedah) 22.35

200m Boys Under-15
1 Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan (Terengganu) 22.58
2 Anchois Aron (Sabah) 23.02
3 Loh Kah Hoe (Perak) 23.26

400m Boys Under-15
1 Anchois Aron (Sabah) 51.25 photofinish
2 Loh Kah Hoe (Perak) 51.25 photofinish

110m Hurdles Boys Under-15
1 Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan (Terengganu) 14.27
2 Mohd Firdaus Mat Anuar (Perlis) 14.83
3 Mohd Baihaqi Razlan 14.90

200m Hurdles Boys Under-15
1 Mohd Baihaqi Razlan (Kelantan)
2 Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan (Terengganu)

5000m Boys Under-18
1 M. Jayseelans (Penang) 16:32.15

10km Walk Boys Under-18
1 M. Jayseelans (Penang)

4x100m Boys Under-15
1 Sabah 44.03
2 Terengganu 44.22
3 Selangor 44.48

4x100m Boys Under-18
1 Kedah 42.46
2 Sarawak 42.83
3 Terengganu 43.02

4x200m Boys Under-12
1 Sabah 1:41.94,
2 Pahang 1:43.89,
3 Sarawak 1:45.24

4x400m Boys Under-15
1 Sabah 3:29.81
2 Perak 3:33.30
3 Kedah 3:33.44

4x400m Boys Under-18
1 Selangor 3:23.06
2 Johor 3:23.10
3 Perak 3:23.57

Long Jump Boys Under-12
1. Jerky Jainudin (Sabah) 5.35m
2. Lee Sang Yi (Penang) 4.95m
3. Imran Syaudi Khairunnaim (Perak) 4.93m

Javelin Boys Under-15
1 Mohd Hafizi Hishamuddin (Johor) 55.56m
2 Johari Yon (Pahang) 54.51m
3 Mohd Nor Syahmi Mohd Nordin (Terengganu) 48.40m

Discus Boys Under-18
1 Mohd Faisal Zulkipli (Kelantan) 40.95m
2 Wong Leh Huat (Sarawak) 40.14m
3 Wong Vui Kit (Sabah) 39.91m

Heptathlon Boys Under-18
1 Tee Chee Xiong (Malacca) 4048pts
2 Mohd Yusri Mansor (Kedah) 3826pts
3 Adrian Ganti (Sabah) 3760pts

High Jump Boys Under-18
1 Loh Kah Loon (Pahang) 2.00m
2 A. Kavee Alagan (Nse) 2.00m
3 Nauraj Singh Randhawa (Johor) 1.92m

Girls Results

100m Girls Under-15
1 Cynthia Manghing (Sabah)

100m Girls Under-12
1 Mahafizatul Abdul Manaf (Pahang) 28.10
2 Aina Kasmuni Mohd Jahudi (Kelantan) 28.70
3 Luciana Janta (Sarawak) 28.89

200m Girls Under-15
1 Cynthia Manghing (Sabah) 25.70
2 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli (Penang) 26.59
3 Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli (Penang) 26.86

200m Girls Under-18
1 Siti Nurhayati Zulkifli (Kuala Lumpur) 25.87
2 Nurul Faizah Asma Mazlan (Terengganu) 25.52
3 Ong Pei Si (Perak) 26.34

3km Walk Girls Under-15
1 Nur Aisyah Ahmat (Sarawak) 20:03.57
2 Lee Mei Thin (Negeri Sembilan) 20:21.65
3 Nur Shaifika Zanuddin (Kelantan) 22:15.81

80m hurdles Girls Under-12
1 Sheila Yus (Sarawak) 13.06

4x100m Girls Under-15
1 Sabah 50.06
2 Johor 50.26
3 Terengganu 50.74

4x100m Girls Under-18
1 Terengganu 49.49
2 Kedah 49.94
3 Selangor 50.72

4x200m Girls Under-12
1. Sarawak 1:54.99
2. Selangor 1:55.77
3. Perak 1:56.00

4x400m Girls Under-15
1 Terengganu 4:08.58
2 Penang 4:14.46
3 Selangor 4:16.23

4x400m Girls Under-18
1 Terengganu 4:04.08
2 Selangor 4:05.36
3 Sabah 4:07.58

Long Jump Girls Under-18
1 Nurul Fatimatul Zahrah Awang (Terengganu) 5.44m
2 Nor Atikah Awang (Terengganu) 5.24m
3 Cheah Yean Yean (Johor) 5.24m

High Jump Girls Under-18
1 Norliyana Kamaruddin (Negri Sembilan) 1.69m

Shotput Girls Under-12
1 Vanessa Amah (Sarawak) 10.25m
2 Zaidatul Assyifa Zailani (Johor) 9.71m
3 Mandah Anthony (Sarawak) 9.09m

Shotput Girls Under-18
1 Ngu Mee Zing (Sarawak) 11.12m

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