OFFICIALLY THE NEW MALASIAN 100-METRE SPRINT KING FROM AZEEM FAHMI
National sprinter Mohd Azeem Fahmi, 18-year-old became the country's new 100 metre record holder after clocking a blazing 10.09s on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Heat 9 of the 100m event at the World Junior Championships held in Cali, Colombia.
Mohd Azeem's time shattered the previous record held by Khairul Hafiz Jantan who won the 2016 Sukma Games men's 100m event with a time of 10.18s.
Mohd Azeem's new record was also enough to make him the second fastest competitor among all sprinters competing in the event, only falling behind Botswana's Letsile Tebogo.
Thailand's own teenage sprinter sensation and Hanoi Sea Games 100m gold medallist Puripol Boonson, 16-year-old was third quickest with a time of 10.20s.
Mohd Azeem how now advanced to the semi-finals on August 03, 2022 with the final heat will take place three hours after that.
He is also set to compete in the 200m event which will start on Thursday, August 04, 2022.
Free Malaysia Today quoted the Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, who lauded Mohd Azeem's achievement and backs him to become the first Malaysian to clock a below 10 seconds timing in the 100m event.
Faizal also added that Mohd Azeem would be sent to the United States next year to further his studies and also to further realise his athletic dreams.
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@ Jackie San