Tokyo 2020 to be Khairul Hafiz’s big break?

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National youth sprinter, Khairul Hafiz Jantan is making early preparations to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

According to his coach, Mohd Poad Md Kassim, Khairul is currently on top form and he is trying his best to clock in better times to secure the Olympic qualification.

In order to do that, he should be given a chance to undergo overseas training with the United States being the preferred choice.

“We have seen many great sprinters who were from the United States, and their facilities are top notch.

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“This is just an early discussion but I hope the overseas training proposal will be deeply considered.

“It will help us to prepare for the 2017 SEA Games, besides securing a spot at the Olympics for the men’s 100m,” he told Utusan Online.

Khairul, who is also the national 100m record holder with a time of 10.18 seconds, missed out on Rio 2016 via a wildcard after long jump athlete Nauraj Singh Randhawa qualified on merit and he failed to hit the 10.16-second benchmark.