Malaysia’s newest sprint king eyeing bigger achievements

Malaysia’s brand new sprint king, Badrul Hisyam is already setting his sights on accomplishing bigger goals in the next few years.

The 18 year-old sprinter broke Watson Nyambek’s 17 year-old national record in the 100m earlier this week, by clocking 10.29 seconds to win gold at the ongoing ASEAN School Games. He went on to claim gold medal in the 200m event by clocking a new personal best time, before also winning gold medal in the 4x100m event, alongside Haikal Hanafi, Asnawi Hashim and Khairul Hafiz.

While Badrul was visibly delighted with his accomplishments, he is determined to continue working hard, in order to boost his potential over the next few years.

“My performance this year has been good and I hope I can continue maintaining my form for future tournaments,” he said told Utusan Malaysia.

“All the hardwork I put into training sessions has paid off. I’ve always trained for longer distance, which allows me to run faster in 100m and 200m events.

“It was difficult though [winning the 4x100m event] as Thailand were challenging us in the beginning. But we managed to cope with the pressure and did well to win the gold medal,” he added.

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