Business as usual for speed king Haiqal despite CMCO

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The ongoing conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Malaysia’s Klang Valley has not affected Southeast Asian speed king Muhammad Haiqal Hanafi’s training as he continues to work on increasing the intensity of his physical endurance and running technique.

Haiqal, who has been training under Malaysian Athletics Federation Technical Director Dwayne Miller for almost two months, said although there are doubts about the internal meet on November 7 and Malaysia Open from December 11-14, he is determined to continue working on improving his time.

“I have no problem even if there are no tournaments this year. I will just focus on my training,” the 21-year-old told Bernama TV’s Sukan Plus programme.

At the Philippines Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last year, Haiqal sprang a surprise to be crowned Southeast Asian speed king when he won the blue riband 100m event in 10.35 seconds.

Haiqal also said that his training has not been affected by the CMCO, which has been enforced since October 14, as he was fully focussed on Miller’s training module.