Brunei sprinters reached the men’s 100-metre (m) final of the inaugural first SEA Deaf Games 2022 at the Mini Stadium, MSN, Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday.
Brunei’s Muhammad Aslam bin Mohd Hassan and Haji Zulkhairi bin Haji Mohd Tahir earned berths along five other runners in the podium round after recording times of 12.42s and 13.58s, respectively.
Muhammad Aslam eventually finished fifth overall with a time of 12.47s, while Haji Zulkhairi placed seventh with a time of 13.83s. Malaysia enjoyed a clean sweep in the podium as Nur Shahdan Muhamad won gold with a time of 11.37s, with his countryman Muhammad Zamir bin Azman taking silver with a time of 11.63s.
Muhammad Irshad bin Saizul completed the hosts’ dominance in the event with bronze after registering a time of 11.77s.
Earlier in the semi-finals, the podium finishers had posted the best three times.
Meanwhile, middle-distance runner Amiruddin bin Haji Mohd Zain competed in the 1,500m event, where he clocked a time of 05.40.59s.