“Poland stint helped Khairul Hafiz break record” – Watson Nyambek

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Watson Nyambek, who was dethroned as national sprint king yesterday, believes that the stint in Poland helped Khairul Hafiz Jantan break the national 100 metres sprint record.

Malacca-born runner Khairul Hafiz strolled past Badrul Hisyam Abdul Manap and Jonathan Nyemba with a time of 10.18 seconds at the 18th edition of SUKMA Games in Sarawak.

During the World Junior Athletics Championship in Poland, Khairul Hafiz only managed to clock in a time of 10.44 seconds, but that did not stop him from pushing himself further.

Photo Credit: The Malay Mail
Photo Credit: The Malay Mail

“Khairul’s timing in Poland was not good enough,” Watson Nyambek said as quoted by Stadium Astro.

“However, he may have learned a few things from the likes of the world-class athletes.

Watson Nyambek had a feeling that Khairul Hafiz was meant for greatness after witnessing the 18-year old in the 100 metres semi-finals, which was a few hours before the final event.

Photo credit: NST.com.my
Photo credit: NST.com.my

“I knew Khairul and Badrul had it in them, but was surprised at Jonathan’s performance too.”

The legend that is Watson Nyambek was in smiles despite having his record taken away.