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Local sprinter wins silver in Singapore meet (2019)

Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid bin Haji Idris (3rd L) poses with his silver medal on the podium

BY Fadhil Yunus

Brunei Darussalam sprinter Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid bin Haji Idris continued his fine form this running season after he grabbed silver in the men’s 100m event in the Club Zoom- ActiveSG Track and Field Meet at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium in Singapore recently.

The national sprinter clocked 10.95s in the meet, behind winner Ariff bin Januri of Flash Athletic Club who posted a time of 10.87s and ahead of Khairyll Amri of NTU who registered a time of 11.05s.

Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid had earlier qualified to the final as the third fastest athlete behind Khairyll Amri and Ariff after he clocked 11.12s in the preliminaries.

Earlier this year, Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid produced a great result in his sprinting career after he bagged the silver medal in the 200m event of the 81st Singapore Open Track and Field Championships at the Singapore Sports Hub.

The men’s 100m event, open to athletes between 18 to 34 years, attracted 33 entries with athletes representing various clubs based in Singapore.

The Bruneian’s latest accomplishment in the city state is timely, especially with the 2019 World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar just around the corner.

The prestigious world meet, from September 28 to October 6, is the pinnacle for international runners with the world’s finest athletes in action.

Brunei’s Daniel Riveara Layang bettered his 10th place finish in the qualifiers by clinching sixth place in the finals while his fellow compatriot Azman Kiai ended in 18th place overall.

Meanwhile, the Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation relay team secured a silver medal in the men’s 4x100m relay after they posted a time of 42.45s.

The relay team comprised Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid, Mohd Ammar Safwan bin Haji Zaidin, Azman Kiai and Daniel Riveara Layang. Singapore Sports School ‘A’ took gold with a time of 42.27s while Singapore Sports School ‘B’ settled for bronze with a time of 43.44s.

Brunei Darussalam also competed in the mixed 4x100m relay event with the quartet of Zaila Ayu Puteri Zaini, Maziah Mahusin, Daniel Riveara Layang and Muhd Noor Firdaus Ar-Rasyid finishing in top place. The event, the sixth edition of the Kindred Spirit Series, was held from August 16 to 17. The Home of Athletics hosted the shot put and discus events only while the main events took centre stage at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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