Singapore sprinters Muhammad Elfi Mustapa and Muhd Amirudin Jamal have qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 100m at the Asian Games.
Elfi clocked 10.69sec to come in second in his heat. Amirudin qualified for tomorrow’s semi-finals despite ending fifth in Heat 3. This is because he was one of the four fastest sprinters outside the top four in their race.
But it looks like Amanda Choo may have missed out on a semi-final slot in the women’s 100m despite clocking the same time – 12.04sec – as the final qualifier, Hiriyuth Majunath of India.
It seems that the judges compared their times down to the micro-seconds and ruled that Hiruyuth was faster, and gave her the 16th and last qualifying slot for the semis. I am waiting to confirm this.
Meanwhile, Zhang Guirong finished fifth in the women’s shot put after throwing a best effort of 17.06m. China’s Li Ling (19.94m) and Gong Lijiao (19.67m) were first and second while South Korea’s Li Mi Young (17.51m) took the bronze.
Elfi and Amiruddin both failed to advance from their semi-final races today (Monday, 21 Nov).
Elfi finished last in his heat in a time of 10.95sec while Amirudin was seventh in his heat in 10.73sec.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan