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Athletics: Michelle Sng sets new national record for Women's High Jump

Sng rewrites own record set in 2015 to qualify for SEA games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2022

Image via Singapore High Jump Facebook

31 October 2021, Singapore - Singapore high jumper Michelle Sng has rewritten her own national record set in 2015 to qualify for three Major Games next year.

She bettered her previous mark of 1.84m by clearing 1.86m at a Singapore Athletics Performance Trial meet a the Home of Athletics yesterday, which qualifies her for three of the major Games she set sights on for 2022.

34 year-old Sng had quit her job in order to train full time and make the most of her athlete's career, and her risk paid off having now fulfilled the qualification benchmarks for the SEA games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

Sng had previously won joint-gold at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, as well as Bronze at the 2015 SEA Games held in Singapore, where she had initially made a return from early retirement for her SEA Games bow.

She will be the first Singapore Track and Field athlete to compete in three major Games in the same year.


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