HAUL THIS TIME
Penang last month.
Grace, meanwhile, should feature among the challengers in the hammer as she holds the national record of 60.99 metres which she set just a month ago in South Korea.
National chief coach Zainal Abas said while he expects some of the athletes to excel, the unknown strength of the field makes it difficult to gauge how many medals can be won.
“We can’t say how many medals the athletes can win because we don’t know the strength of other countries’ youth athletes,” said Zainal yesterday.
“But I think a few of them have the potential to win medals. Aiedel is one of them and it depends on whether he can repeat the time he posted in Penang.
“He is one of those in with a good chance. The others include Grace in the hammer and Nazri Mustafa in the boys’ long jump and triple jump.”
Nazri shattered the 14 years old record in the long jump at the national schools with a leap of 7.37 metres before going on to win the triple jump gold.
The other athletes in the boys events are Solihin Jamali (100m and 200m), Ilham Suhaimi (400m), A. Berchmans (1,500m and 2,000m steeplechase), Kee Jeep Wen (shot put), Ngu Ing Bao (discus), Fabian Sia Sun Siong (hammer) and Alif Razi ( javelin).
Azreen is joined in the girls’ 100m and 200m by Chelsea Cassiopea Evali Bopulas while Karmentina Nadia Quadra (100m hurdles), Nurul Alyahaziqah Kamarazaman (5,000m walk), Nurul Fitriyana Rani (pole vault), Mahira Hanis Ishak and Ng Yun Jie (both long jump and triple jump), and Nani Shahirah Maryata (shot put and discus) are the others in the fray.
Azreen Nabila Alias will be competing in the 100m and 200m events.