Sarawak’s Jackie Wong first national athlete to test positive for Covid-19

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By Chew Lip Song

NATIONAL hammer throw record holder, Jackie Wong Siew Cheer has tested positive for Covid-19 today.

The Sarawak-born 28-year-old is currently under quarantine at the Sibu Hospital, Bernama reported. The news was confirmed by Malaysian Athletics Federation president Datuk SM Muthu.

Jackie broke the national record 17 times. The latest was in last August during the Malaysian Closed Athletics Championships.

His throw of 68.22m at the National Sports Complex Training Track here shattered his previous record of 67.31m, set at the South Korea Championships in June 2019.

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