Lee Hup Wei wins fourth high jump gold in SEA Games

>> December 08, 2019

Lee Hup Wei earned his fourth gold medal in the SEA games as he won the men's high jump during the 30th SEA Games edition in Clark, the Philippines.

The 32-year-old cleared 2.21m to win the gold medal from defending champion, Nauraj Singh who had to settle for the silver medal after a countback.

During the last edition in Kuala Lumpur, both have cleared 2.24m but Nauraj won on a countback as well.

Nauraj holds the current national record of 2.30m that qualifies him for the Rio Olympics in 2016, while Hup Wei's PB of 2.29m was achieved recently in Doha to become the first Malaysian to reach the finals of world championships.

Lee Hup Wei won his first SEA Games in 2007 (2.19m), and retained it in 2009 (2.18m) and 2011 (2.15m).

The SEA games title was then handed over to Nauraj in the next three editions in 2013 (2.17m), 2015 (2.13m), and 2017 (2.24m).

The SEA games record of 2.24m is being held by three Malaysian athletes, both Hup Wei and Nauraj from 2017, and Loo Kum Zee from 1995.



Malaysian domination in high jump

Malaysia has been dominating the men's high jump in SEA Games. This was started by Zainal Salleh in 1967 who won Malaysia's first high jump gold in a height of 1.91m.

But only ten years later in 1977, the gold medal returned to Malaysian possession when Baljit Singh won in 2.04m during which Malaysia became the host.

Malaysia then continues to win the gold medal in every SEA Games editions, except in 2005 when the gold medal went to Vietnam's Nguyen Duy Bang (2.14m).

Ho Yoon Wah won in 1979 (2.05m) and 1981 (2.10m), and this was continued by Ramjit Naurulal who bassed the gold in 1983 (2.13m) and 1985 (2.07m).

Loo Cwee Peng won three times in 1987 (2.10m), 1991 (2.17m), and in 1993 (2.21m), while the 1989 edition was grabbed by Kesavan Sibalan who achieved a height of 2.14m.

Loo Kum Zee continued this tradition with five consecutive wins in 1995 (2.24m - current SEA Games record) 1997 (2.10m), 1999 (2.21m), 2001 (2.18m), and 2003 (2.15m).



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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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