My sources in the media tell me that rising young talent Calvin Kang has qualified for the 100m semi-finals of the 13th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Jakarta after clocking 10.69sec in his heat today.
I’ve tried checking the competition’s website ( www.asianathletics.org ) for more information but nothing has been updated so far.
But if so, it means that Calvin is back to clocking sub 10.6sec-timings after winning this year’s 2nd All-Comers meet in 10.77sec and the South-east Asian Junior Championships 100m crown in 10.70sec.
The 17-year-old Auckland University of Technology student currently holds the national junior record for the century sprint after clocking 10.55secs at the Sri Lanka Open last November.
The semi-finals and final of the 10m are scheduled for Friday afternoon (13 June ).
I’ve no news on whether long jumper Matthew Goh has qualified for Friday’s long jump final.
But the fact that the qualifying distances for the long jump final at the 2006 Championships ranged from 6.10m to 7.37m means that Matthew should qualify comfortably.
He is, after all, the national junior record holder at 7.23m. (By the way, Kennth Wang Kan finished eighth in 206 with 6.92m).
Here’s wishing Calvin and Matthew all the best for Friday.
Yours in Sport
Singapore Sports Fan
(Note; Picture of Calvin taken from The Straits Times)