NO Malaysian national records were shattered in the 93rd Edition of the Malaysian Open Athletics at the Universiti Malaya grounds Friday.
The only silver lining was that Sarawak's Jonathan Nyepa breezed away with the 100m gold medal with a time of 10.53. But he could not match or rewrite his personal best of 10.36s.
And the women's 100m was won by S. Komalam Shally with a time of 11.87s. The Armed Forces lass, 28, holds a personal best of 11.75s.
"I actually came here to better my personal best but it turned out to be a slow race, but I still won my first Open gold," said Jonathan.
National 100m men's record holder Khairul Hafiz Jantan, 10.18s, did not compete in his pet event, but will run in the 200m Sunday.
In the 100m morning heats, Badrul Hisham of Malacca caused a stir when it was flased that he clocked 10.28 but it was later ratified that he ran 10.63s.
Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) president Datuk Karim Ibrahim said the confusion arose due to hand time and electronic timing.
"The 10.28s was hand timed but flashed as the official result, but later ratified with the electronic time of 10.63s. I assure everybody that it will not happen again," said Karim.
The 100m men's bronze went to Haikal hanafi of Negri Sembilan with a time of 10.68s.
Komalam said it has been four years since she last won the 100m Malaysian Open gold.
"I have been training hard since January, and the gold is a just result even though my time today failed to better my personal best. I will put in more work, to qualify for the Kuala Lumpur Sea games next year," said Komalam.
MEN -- 100m: 1 Jonathan Nyepa 10.53s, 2 Badrul Hisyam 10.61s, 3 haikal hanafi 10.68s.
10,000m: 1 R. thevan 32:30.8s, 2 G. Sivaneshbarab 34:07.1, 3 Ob Yong Jin 34:44.4.
Triple Jump: 1 Alsobai Khaled (Kuwait) 15.34m, 2 Jonathan Larus 15.32m, 3 Nazri Mustafa 14.68m.
Shot Putt: 1 Mohammed Meshari (Kuwait) 19.54m, 2 Faris Hazim 14.44m, 3 Hafiz Hashim 14.04m.
Javelin: 1 Bakri hamid 61.59m, 2 Mohammed Mohamed 58.37m, 3 Raphael Asun 56.86m.
WOMEN -- 100m: 1 S. Komalam Shally 11.87s, 2 Siti Fatimah 11.97s, 3 Zaidatul Husniah 12.13s.
10,000m: 1 Annie Yee Pee Ni 45:53.0, 2 Pavitra Das 44:45.7, 3 Ng Yew Cheo (Sing) 44.49.4.
High Jump: 1 Banida Boonban (Thai) 1.74m countback, 2 Yap Sean Yee 1.74m, 3 Nurul Falena 1.59m.
Triple Jump: 1 Rochelle Maria (India) 12.76m, 2 K. Kirthana 12.74m, 3 Nurul Ashikin 12.14m.
Javelin: Jariya Bichaidit (Thai) 48.74m, 2 Fatin Nur Shahiera 41.95m, 3 Rosie Villarito (Phil) 41.30m.