Story by Rachel Yip/Red Sports. Photos by Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports

SEA Games Athletics

Eugenia Tan in action during the women’s long jump final. (Photo 1 © Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports)

National Stadium, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — Singapore’s Eugenia Tan rewrote her own women’s long jump national record with a jump of 6.18m at the athletics competition at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Eugenia is the first Singaporean woman to break the 6m mark; her previous national record was 5.94m.

Speaking of her performance today, Eugenia said, “I’m quite happy about it, because being able to hit the 6m mark was what I was specifically going for.

“The home crowd is awesome. As you can see they are cheering Shanti and everybody on. It’s quite nice to see everybody cheering the athletes.”

Compatriot Nurul Jannah fell below her season’s best jump of 5.54m. She could only achieve a jump of 5.43m.

Nurul Jannah, who was clearly disappointed, said, “I was expecting to do better definitely. I guess the distance didn’t show. I didn’t reach my goal for these Games, but I did come to gain experience because this is my first time.”

She also had a special message for her family and supporters, “I hope I did them (my family) proud. Even though I didn’t qualify in the top 8, it is an achievement for me and the whole family. I would like to thank everyone who came down today.”

Eugenia Tan is also in the team due to take part in the 4x100m relay. The event is scheduled for June 12, Friday, 6.10pm, at the National Stadium.

Women’s Long Jump Final results
1st Londa Marie (INA) — 6.70m (Personal best)
2nd Bui Thi Thu Thao (VIE) — 6.65m (PB)
3rd Torres Marestella (PHI) — 6.41m
4th Santos Katherine Khay (PHI) — 6.40m (PB)
5th Eugenia Tan (SIN) — 6.18m (PB)
6th Nguyen Thi Truc Mai (VIE) — 6.16m
7th Mohamad Nafiah Noor Amira (MAS) — 6.08m
8th Muangjan Thitima (THA) — 6.03m
9th Phoutthavong Laenly (LAO) — 5.57m
10th Nurul Jannah (SIN) — 5.43m

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