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Newsbreak: Elfi and Amirudin qualify for Asian Games 100m semi-finals

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.

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Post script:

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.

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Singapore Sports Fan

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How Singapore’s athletes are faring at the Asian Athletics Championships

Here are Singapore’s results at the Asian Athletics Championships in Guangzhou so far:

1. Men’s 100m

Poh Seng Song (personal best: 10.49sec) finished sixth in his heat in 10.85sec while Mohd Jamal Amirudin was last in his heat in 10.88sec.

The final was eventually won by China’s Zhang Pei Ming (10.28sec). Japan’s Naoki Tsukahara was second in 10.32sec while Guo Fen of China took the bronze in 10.37sec.

2. Men’s long jump

Matthew Goh (national record: 7.53m) was unplaced after registering three ‘no marks’.

The event was won by China’s Li Jin Zhi (8.16m) while Saudi Arabia’s Alsaba Hussain Taher (7.96m) and China’s Yu Zhen Wei was third (7.96m but lost on countback).

3. Women’s pole vault

Singapore’s Rachel Yang (national record: 3.75m) was unplaced after failing to clear 3.60m thrice. She was one of three athletes who were unplaced.

China made it a one-two finish with Li Caixia winning gold with her best effort of 4.30m. Compatriot Wu Sha was second with 4.15m while South Korea’s Choi Yu-Hee was third with 4.00m.

4. Men’s 4x100m relay

Singapore’s quartet of Gary Yeo, Muhd Elfi Mustapha, Amirudin and Seng Song did not finish their heat.

5. Men’s triple jump

Stefan Tseng (national record: 16.04m) finished eighth with his best effort of 15.58m, which was achieved on his second jump. His other distances were 15.21m, 15.24m, 15.29m, 15.04m, 15.42m.

Kazakhstan’s Roman Valiyev won in 16.70m while China’s Zhu Shu Jing was second (16.67m). Kazakhstan’s Yvegenhy Ektov took bronze with 16.49m.

6. Women’s discus

Wan Lay Chi (national junior record for 1.0kg: 47.17m; personal best: 47.74m) was eighth out of nine competitors in her event. She threw 45.09m.

China won gold and silver through Song Ai Min (63.90m) and Ma Xu Jun (63.63m) while India’s Poonia Krishna was third (59.84m)

Others:

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Singapore’s Michelle Sng (high jump) and Scott Wong (discus) were in action on Saturday, the last day of competition. Here are their results.

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Singapore Sports Fan

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Newsflash: Stefan finishes second in Taiwan Open, sprinter Mohd Elfi clocks PB in 100m

National triple jumper Stefan Tseng is making steady progress since his recovery from a heel injury which he incurred in late May.

The 18-year-old made a strong case for his inclusion in this December’s SEA Games when he finished second in the Taiwan Open today with a best effort of 15.79m, behind 2007 SEA Games silver medalist Sukon Kittisak of Thailand who leapt 15.85m.

Stefan’s distance is his second best result of the season, after his national record-breaking leap of 16.04m at the Negri Sembilan Open in May.

It is also an improvement on the 15.56m he cleared at the Perak Open last weekend.

And although he has not met the SEA Games qualifying mark of 16.07m, Stefan remains one of only two triple jumpers in the region who have breached the 16m mark this year.

The other is Nguyen Van Hung of Vietnam who cleared 16.37m at the Vietnam Open two weeks ago.

It is understood that the Singapore Athletics Association has already decided to nominate for the SEA Games even though he has not met the qualifying mark.

So, all this should stand him in good stead when the Singapore National Olympic Council finally settles the list of athletes heading for this December’s Games.

There was more good news from the Taiwan Open, and it came in the form of  sprinter Mohd Elfi Mustapha.

The Wings Athetics Club athlete  finished fourth in the 100m in a new personal best time of 10.59sec.

His time is a huge improvement from the 10.86sec which he clocked at the 5th All Comers Meet and is so far, also the best 100m timing clocked by a Singaporean this season.

Elfi was also part of the 4x100m relay team that qualified for the final with a time of 40.54sec. The others in the quartet were Gary Yeo, Poh Seng Song and Muhd Amirudin Jamal. They were the fifth fastest side after Taiwan (40.13sec), Thailand (40.18sec), Hong Kong A (40.21sec) and Hong Kong B (40.22sec).

Singapore eventually finished fifth in a rain-drenched final in 40.69sec.

Long jumper Matthew Goh was fifth in his final with his best effort of 7.11m. But the distance was way off his national record of 7.53m which he set in June and which qualified him for the SEA Games.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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

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