IPOH, 27 Nov – Athlete from Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), Timotius Ahimo stole the limelight by winning the Male Olympic Distance (OD) category of the Triathlon Asia Cup (ATC) 2022 which ended at the Silverlake Village Outlet, Batu Gajah, Perak today.

Timotious who has been serving in ATM for seven years, successfully completed the three disciplines – swimming (1.5 kilometer), cycling (40 kilometer) dan running (10 kilometer), in a total time of 2 hours 10 minit 27 seconds (s).

Meanwhile, second and third place of the male OD category (age 20 to 30), went to Mohd Azmir Abdullah Sani (2:12:35s) and Nazrol Hakim Che Saruji (2:12:55s) respectively. Both of them represent ATM as well.

“There is no pressure competing in today’s race as there are many of us here from ATM. We came here to give our best performance and at the same time, enjoy the race.

“Actually, I didn’t set any particular target and I was surprised to win the race. Maybe today is my day and I am absolutely happy with my achievement. However, I believe I can clocked a better time,” he said.

As for the Male OD (age 31 to 49), another ATM representative,  Abdul Rahman Abu Hassan conquered the race with a total time of 2:10:50s followed by his teammate, Muhammad Syamsul Erry (2:13:23s) and third place belonged to Spain triathlete, Jose Luis Larrosa (2:14:07s).

Matthew Deegan won the Male OD (age 50 and above) with the total time of 2:34:26s followed by Ooi Kok Keong (2:37:03s) and Cheah Soon Hock (2:50:09s) in second and third place respectively.

For the Junior Male (age16 to 19) Sprint Distance (SD), two representatives from Hong Kong – Chan Ho Kwan dan Tsang Wai Chun came in first and second place respectively while Lam Wan Chak Lam secured the third place.

Meanwhile for the Male (age 20 to 30) SD category, Muhammad Khairil Azhar won the race,  William Chang Tzen Foong came in second and Mohamad Nazri Afendy Tujoh took home the third place.

Allan Wingski took home the gold medal for the Male (age 31 to 49) SD category. Meanwhile Mohd Shahrin Hasan Sezali and Khor Ah Ba settled for second and third placing respectively.

As for the Female Junior (age 16 to 19) SD category, Koh Pao Yee won the race while Jacqueline Ng is the champion for the Female (age 20 to 30) SD category.

For the Male and Female SD category, the participants have to complete swimming (750 meters), and followed by cycling (20 kilometres) and and running (5 kilometres). It is half the distance of OD category.

A total of 327 participants from different age groups took part in the OD and SD category today and yesterday was the Male and Female Elite category that has 88 participants. 





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