Newsflash: Dipna Lim breaks own national junior mark; Fiona Ng qualifies for IAAF World Youths

It looks like I may have missed out on one more new national junior record being set at the South-east Asian Junior Athletics Championships in my report yesterday.

Apart from Matthew Goh’s national open and junior record-breaking feat in the long jump (in which he also qualified for this December’s SEA Games), and Mariam Shazana’s new national mark in the women’s triple jump, sprinter Dipna Lim-Prasad also set a new national junior mark in the Girls 100m hurdles on Saturday.

She clocked 15.20sec to break her own national junior mark of 15.40sec which she set at the Negri Sembilan Open in April. She also finished second in her event.

My heartiest congratulations to Dipna. Well done, and here’s hoping that you will break the Open mark soon.

High jumper Wayne Yap missed out on equalling his national junior mark at the SEA Junior Championships today. He cleared 2.06m en route to finishing second, two centimetres shy of the 2.08m national junior mark which he set at the Negri Sembilan Open.

Long jumper Nurul Jannah was third in her event with her best effort of 5.44m while our girls also finished third in the 4x400m relay.

Sprinter Fiona Ng also won a bronze in the 200m but she won more than just a bronze.

The Raffles Institution Junior College student She also earned her ticket to the IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy next month with her time of 25.44sec. That was 0.26sec below the quaifying standard of 25.70sec for the World Championships.

Fiona’s time was also a huge improvement on the 25.88sec she clocked at the recent 50th Schools National Track and Field Championships when she won the A Girls 200m final.

Well done, Fiona! Here’s wishing you a great experience at the World Champs.

Singapore’s final medal haul at the SEA Junior Championships was one gold, two silvers and three bronzes. 

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

Related links:

6 June 2009 – Newsflash: Matthew breaks national long jump record, qualifies for SEA Games

26 April 2009 – Newsflash: Singapore athletes break five national records at Negri Sembilan Open

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