A Div High Jump: Samuel Lim wins gold with 2m effort

Samuel Lim of HCI clearing the bar earlier in the afternoon. His best effort of 2m was unmatched and he tried but failed to break the 23-year-old championship record of 2.06m later in the evening. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)

Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 — Samuel Lim of Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) won the A Division Boys’ High Jump with a 2-metre clearance, but not before attempting to break a 23-year-old record with the crowd willing him on at the 53rd National Schools Track and Field Championships.

With the lightning delaying the event, it was 7:22pm in the evening when Samuel tried one last time to clear 2.07m. The championship record is 2.06m and was set by Wong Yew Tong, then of St Andrew’s Junior College, in 1989.

His valiant attempts were roundly cheered by the watching crowd.

Tan Wei Jie, also of HCI, was second with a 1.95m clearance while Lam Chi Tun of Raffles Institution was third with a 1.89m effort.

Results
1st Lim Chern Miao, Samuel (Hwa Chong Institution) — 2.00
2nd Tan Wei Jie (Hwa Chong Institution) — 1.95
3rd Lam Chi Tun (Raffles Institution) — 1.89
4th Low Jun-Lim Steven (Hwa Chong Institution) — 1.84
5th Cheng Kei-Vin (Raffles Institution) — 1.78
6th Adil Ashraf Heah (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) — 1.75
7th Baladshyaalan Rajandran (Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)) — 1.75
8th Sheng Xuan (Temasek Secondary) — 1.65
9th Teo Xucheng Marcus (Victoria Junior College) — 1.70
10th Duranka Viran Jayasinghe (Raffles Institution) — 1.60
10th Lee Cheng Xiu (Victoria Junior College) — 1.60

Video © SAA. Used with permission.

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