He's found speed, just in time

He's found speed, just in time
National sprinter Amiruddin Jamal, who will be competing at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Myanmar in December 2013.

SINGAPORE- For athletes like Amiruddin Jamal, the modus operandi is simple: Go faster.

When he realised he could not, he knew he had to do something.

After an eventful few years, Amiruddin is raring to go at the 2013 South-east Asia (SEA) Games, which officially opens in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Wednesday.

While teammate Gary Yeo is the Singapore No. 1 and the reigning silver medallist, Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) chief Tang Weng Fei tipped Amiruddin to pull off a surprise in the men's 100m in Myanmar in an interview with The New Paper recently.

He wouldn't have been so bullish in 2010, when the sprinter - who was part of the national relay team - felt like he had reached a plateau.

"I found myself stuck," Amiruddin told TNP, in an interview last week.

"I clocked 10.62sec at the 2009 SEA Games (in Vientiane, Laos) and for a year after that, it seemed like I just couldn't improve on my time.

"So for a while, that was my personal best."

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