Nauraj Singh wins Hungarian GP high jump event

Nauraj Singh Randhawa. Photo: National Sports Council

KUALA LUMPUR: National high jump champion Nauraj Singh Randhawa was in excellent form as he won the high jump event at the Hungarian Grand Prix (GP) Series Tatabanya championship today.

To top it off, Nauraj, 29, recorded his best jump of this season with a 2.27 metre (m) effort at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) sanctioned championship that took place at Grosics Gyula Stadium, according to the National Sports Council’s post on its Facebook and Instagram account tonight.

Based on the results on the World Athletics official website, Nauraj beat Cypriot Vasilious Konstantinou, who managed a jump of 2.23m while Sylwester Bednarek from Poland came in third (2.20m).

Nauraj, who is currently training in Leipzig, Germany, is the national record holder, with a jump of 2.30m during the 2017 Singapore Open championship.

Last January, Nauraj also broke his own indoor national high jump record of 2.19m set in 2019 at the 2021 Indoor Track and Field Vienna championship in Austria, with a jump of 2.20m. – Bernama