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Zohri wins gold at 1st Malaysia Open Grand Prix

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 31, 2019   /   04:24 pm
Zohri wins gold at 1st Malaysia Open Grand Prix Indonesia's Muhammad Zohri competes in a semifinal heat of the men's 100m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Aug. 26 last year. (JP/PJ Leo)

Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri won a gold medal at the 1st Malaysia Open Grand Prix at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

The 18-year-old athlete crossed the finish line first in the men’s 100-meter race, notching up the fastest time of 10.20 seconds to beat Malaysian Zulfiqar Ismail and Taiwanese Wei-Hsu Wang, who scored 10.41 seconds and 10.44 seconds respectively.

Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi congratulated Zohri’s victory on his personal Instagram account, alongside a video of the athlete dashing and crossing the finish line first at the international sports event.

“Happy news from Malaysia; Indonesia’s best sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri won a gold medal at the 1st Malaysia Open Grand Prix at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur,” Imam said in his Instagram post.

Besides Zohri, Indonesian athlete Sapwaturahman also secured a gold medal for his 7.97-meter long jump record at the sports event, according to the Indonesian Track and Field Association on their official Instagram account @pasipusat. (rfa)