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Name SHAMSHUDDIN Muhammad Irfan Bin
NOC MAS - Malaysia Malaysia Date of Birth 16 AUG 1995
Residence Gender Male
Height 190 cm Weight 85 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
30 SEP 2014 18:40 Men's Discus Throw Final Final 12 53.86

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
South East Asian Games
1Discus Throw2013Naypyidaw, MYA53.16
World Junior Championships
14Discus Throw2014Eugene, OR, USA57.74

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Business Administration - Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Coach Frantisek Petrovic (SVK) from 2011 (thestar.com.my, 20 Dec 2013; gombug.net, 06 May 2014)
International debut 2013 for Malaysia, South East Asian Games (Myanmar) (thestar.com.my, 20 Dec 2013)
Additional Information Member of national team since
2012 (gombug.net, 06 May 2014)

Start of sporting career
He took up the sport at age 16. (thestar.com.my, 15 Dec 2013)

Ambitions
To qualify for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and compete at an Olympic Games. (thestar.com.my, 20 Dec 2013; gombug.net, 06 May 2014)

Training
He trains every day under Slovakian coach Frantisek Petrovic. (gombug.net, 06 May 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning the discus gold medal at the 2013 South East Asian Games in Myanmar, with a Malaysian record throw of 53.16 metres. "It is the best achievement of my life in athletics." (antarapos.com, 15 Dec 2013; thestar.com.my, 15 Dec 2013)

General
HISTORY MAKER
His discus gold medal won at the 2013 South East Asian Games in Myanmar was the first time a Malaysian male discus thrower had won gold at the event since Danapal Naidu in 1967. He was also the youngest thrower in the field at the event that year. (nst.com.my, 15 Dec 2013)