Lee Hup Wei Equals Malaysian Indoor Record 2.15m in Ostrava

>> January 26, 2012

Lee Hup Wei, the newly crowned SEA Games champion equaled the 18-year-old Malaysian national indoor record after clearing a 2.15m bar in the high jump during "Ostravska Latka" or Czech High Jump Grand Prix in Ostrava on January 24, 2011. Against a strong field of 16, Hup Wei finished in 9th place, registered the mark on his third jump before failing at all attempts of 2.20m.


The event was won by Jaroslav Baba of Czech Republic with a height of 2.29m. On count back after at least 4 jumpers had the same height of 2.23m, second place was given to Romania's Mihai Donisan, while third place shared by Keith Moffatt (USA) and Piotr Sleboda (Poland), leaving Matus Bubenik (Slovakia) in fifth.

Lou Cwee Peng registered the Malaysian indoor record at Toronto Canada  in March 03, 1993.

Meanwhile U.S-based Malaysian marathoner Woo Chan Yew registered a new Malaysian indoor best performance in 5000m after clocking 15:28.30s in an open indoor meeting organized by the Iowa State University open at Iowa, USA, on January 21, 2011. 

Chan Yew who broke K.Baskaran's marathon record (2:29:27) with 2:28:36 at Montreal Marathon in 2010, finished in 3rd in his race.

news by AdrianSprints.com

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