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Maziah gets second chance
Monday, 23rd August 2010

Maziah Mahusin promises to take her disappointing result last week as a lesson for her race at Bishan Stadium today.

"I was a little confused (after the race) and, yes, I did realise it but I just look at it as a learning experience," Maziah told The Brunei Times on Saturday.

The sole athletics representative clocked 1:11.52 in the Girls' 400-metre hurdles race on Thursday, only to find out later that she had been disqualified.

Maziah fell foul of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Rule No 168.7a, which stated the former Berakas English School student trailed her leg below the horizontal plane of the top of the hurdle at the instant of clearance.

Chef-de-mission Mariam Ulat revealed that the offence was committed at the second hurdle.

"It's a bit bothersome but I take it as an inspiration to do better on Monday (today)," said Maziah, the winner of nine gold medals in this year's National Sports Festival.

The holder of three junior national records still has the opportunity to achieve her objective at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore.

With seven others who failed to make it into the final, Maziah will once again take to the track in the Girls' 400m hurdles final B today.

Though no medals are on offer, each of the athletes will be in a race to improve on their best time.

Maziah's personal best is 68.32 seconds, which she clocked during the YOG Trials in March. The current national record stands at 1:06.00 which was set by Marsita Kamal Jumat.

Courtesy from Brunei Times