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Singaporean high jumper Michelle Sng breaks her own national record

The national record now stands at 1.86m.

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Published: 1 November 2021, 11:56 AM

Singaporean high jumper Michelle Sng has broken her own six-year national record at the Singapore Athletics performance trial on Oct 30.

Her new record stands at 1.86m, a good 2cm above her previous 1.84m that she set at the 2015 SEA Games when she was 28 years old. 

Her new record qualifies her for three major international games – the 2022 SEA Games, 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2022 Asian Games. 

This is the first time a Singaporean track and field athlete has succeeded to qualify for three major games in the same year. 

In an Instagram post, Michelle said: “The Commonwealth Games will return to England next year, 20 years after England had last hosted the Games.

“I hope to get that prestigious opportunity, once again, to run a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay, but this time, as a national athlete headed for the Games.”

Michelle participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay when she was just 15 years old. The Queen’s Baton relay is a worldwide relay before the start of the Commonwealth Games. 

The baton will carry a message from the Head of the Commonwealth and then passed hand to hand by runners until it reaches the Queen, who will officially open the game.

We wish her the best of luck in the upcoming games!

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