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Speed demon Azeem wins bronze in Asian Games 100m dash

Speed demon Azeem wins bronze in Asian Games 100m dash

Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi reacts after the Men's 100m Round 1 Heat 3 during the Asian Games at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China on September 29, 2023. — Reuters pic

HANGZHOU, Sept 30 — Malaysian sprint sensation Muhammad Azeem Mohd Fahmi displayed an astounding run to bag the bronze medal in the Asian Games men’s 100m event at the Hangzhou Olympic Stadium here tonight.

Muhammad Azeem’s achievement of winning his first medal at any international level also ended the country’s 41-year wait for a podium finish in the blue-ribbon event since Datuk Rabuan Pit claimed gold in the 1982 edition in New Delhi, India.

The 19-year-old ensured his place on the podium after clocking 10.11 seconds (s), just 0.02s slower than his national record of 10.09s set at the Under-20 World Athletics Championships 2022 in Cali, Colombia.

China’s Xie Zhenye equaled his personal best of 9.97s to claim the gold, while Thailand’s Puripol Boonson also did well to take home silver with a time of 10.02s after his compatriot Soraoat Dapbang was earlier disqualified for a false start. — Bernama

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