Azeem Fahmi became the fastest man in Malaysia after shattering the national 100m record in 10.09 seconds at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, on Monday.

The 18-year-old Ipoh sensation, who broke the record of 10.18s set by Khairul Hafiz Jantan in 2016, finished ahead of Japanese sprinter Hiroki Yanagita (10.24s) and Argentina's Tomás Mondino (10.34s) in his qualifying heat to move into the semi-finals.

Overall, only Botswana's Letsile Tebogo was faster than him as the former broke the world U20 record with 9.96 seconds.

Azeem also clocked a faster time than Thai runner Puripol Boonson (10.20s), who won the men's 100m event at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, in which Azeem was controversially disqualified from the race.