Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Malaysians Poor Show : Atheletics Incheon

LEE Hup Wei's debut outing this year was nowhere near his best as none of the five national athletes who have finished their events made an impression at the Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne.
Hup Wei, who last competed at the Malaysian Open last September before suffering an injury, only managed to clear 2.12 metres yesterday before crashing out at 2.16m

It was far from the qualification mark of 2.20m for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Incheon Asian Games.

Nauraj Singh Randhawa, who has already qualified for the two multi-event Games, also failed at 2.16m to place sixth overall, one spot ahead of Hup Wei.

The Malaysian Athletics Federation sent seven athletes Down Under in a bid to have them qualify early for the Commonwealth Games but might as well have kept them home.

Sea Games silver medalist Casier Renee Kelly missed out on making the women's hammer throw final by 25 centimetres on Thursday, the opening day of the four-day meet, after posting 46.61m, more than six metres off her personal best.

Men's hammer thrower Jackie Wong finished eighth after a 54.66m effort on Friday, more than five metres below the national record he set in winning Sea Games bronze last December.

Worse was to follow for pole vaulter Iskandar Alwi, who failed to set a mark after failing to clear his opening height of 4.60m, though luckily for him he had already booked his ticket to Glasgow and Incheon.
Two more athletes will take to the field today when shot putter Adi Alifuddin Hussin and women's high jumper Yap Sean Yee attempt to put on a better show than their national teammates. By Devinder Singh

Read more: ATHLETICS: Malaysians put up poor show - Other - New Straits Times

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