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At the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix, held earlier in the day at Kanchanaburi, Thailand, our national 4x100m relay quartet of Calvin Kang, Gary Yeo, Lee Cheng Wei and Md. Amirudin (in that order) powered away to 39.58 seconds to break the old mark of 39.82 seconds set in the 2009 SEA Games.

It was the same line-up that took a crack at the record two days ago, but they fell short by one-hundredth of a second to equal the record, clocking 39.83 seconds in the first leg of the Asian GP, which was previously held in Bangkok.

The team cites that their baton passing could be better, and lo and behold, under the watchful eyes of national relay coach Melvin Tan, the record finally tumbled.

Record is pending ratification by SAA.

Well done guys!

    1. China 38.65s (NR)
    2. Hong Kong 38.71s (NR)
    3. Taipei 39.19s
    4. South Korea 39.50s
    5. Singapore 39.58s (NR)
    6. Indonesia 40.23s
    7. Thailand 40.25s
    DQ India

Other individual Team Singapore results from the Asian Grand Prix are as below:

    100m – Gary Yeo, 10.74s
    100m – Md. Elfi 10.86s

The competition now moves to the third and final leg, Chonburi on 14th May.

Download – News clippings of Singapore 4x100m men new record – 12 May 2012.

Photos courtesy of James Wong.

Related Links:
SAA page on 2012 Asian Grand Prix

12th May 2012
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