PM lauds Sabah hurdler for breaking national record

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has congratulated Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian (pic) for shattering the 23-year-old 110m hurdles national record at the Kurpfalz Gala athletics championships in Germany.

“It’s been 23 years since the 110m hurdles record held by Nur Herman Majid, now it is held by Sabah champion Rayzam Shah. Tahniah! #kebanggaanku #Negaraku,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter yesterday.

Rayzam Shah, 29, from Sabah, clocked 13.67 seconds with the help of a wind speed of 1.7m per second, which is still below the two metres per second permitted in the finals of the 110m hurdles.

His victory meant he had erased the record previously set by Nur Herman at the 1994 Asian Games in Japan.

Rayzam Shah’s achievement is the best shot for the national athletics squad ahead of the SEA Games in August. Bernama