In the girls’s Under-18 4x400m relay, yap Kah Yee, Loo Wai Ling, Melissa Fernadez and Tham yi yin of Bangsar A erased the old mark of 4:13:49 set in 2012 with an improved mark of 4:08:55 Emerging talent Zimah Atifah Zainuddin also anchored Bangsar A to victory in the girls’ under-15 4x400m relay in record-breaking fashion, crossing the finish line in 4:07:51.
In the boys’ Under-15 section, the Bangsar A quartet led by Provin Segaran also set a new beachmark of 3:37:63 The old record for boys’ Under-15 (3:43:65) and girls’ Under-15 (4:22.19) – record were set by Bangsar in 2011. Zaimah also made a strong impression in winnig the girls’ Under-15 400m with a new record.
The SMK Bandar Tasik Selatan Form Two student clocked 59.04 to shatter the previous holder Yi Yin’s mark of 62.13 set last year Besides chalking up her personal best of 2:25.42 to secure the gold in the 800m, Zimah was the winner in 1,500m (5:37.87). She was also part of Bangsar’s victorious quartet in the girls’ under-15 4x400m relay.
MSSWPKL athletics technical chairman Hisham Mustaza Ibrahim said they are hoping that Ziamah was not peaking too early ahead of upcoming national schools (MSSM) athletics championships in Kuantan, Pahang from May 18 to 23.
“She has performed beyond expectations. In fact, she has gone faster than the pace that we have drawn up for her. It is normal for her to show eagerness to improve. Hopefully, she will continue to shine and register significant breakthroughs at the MSSM,” he added. For the MSSM, Kuala Lumpur are aiming to improve on their previous tally of 9-5-10 when they finished third overall last year.
“our main priority is to return with 10 gold medals from the MSSM this season,” said Hisham. They have completed their first phase training in Kuala Lumpur and have shifted their training base to Kuantan as a build-up for MSSM.
*Sumber dari The Star