Singapore | Asia Samachar |11 June 2015
Not even a foot injury could stop Nauraj Singh Randhawa from retaining the SEA Games men’s high jump gold medal at the National Stadium in Singapore today.
Nauraj and Vietnamese Dao Van Thuy were both tied with 2.13m. But Nauraj from Johor was awarded the gold on count back.
The 23-year-old Nauraj was relieved with his efforts.
“I was already feeling the pressure even before the SEA Games competition because of my foot injury.
“But the pressure was building up on me after I failed to clear 2.15m. The Vietnamese and I were tied at 2.13m. And I considered myself very fortunate to retain the gold on count back,” said Nauraj, who was clearly disappointed with his performance.
He has a personal best of 2.22m, which he did in the Canberra Open in March.
Nauraj, who is pursuing a degree in sports science at University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur will be featuring in the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea from July 3-14.
Nauraj is the second Malaysian Sikh to win the gold medal in the Singapore SEA Games. Sanjay Singh Chal won the gold in the men’s individual squash event on June 10.
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