High jumper Nauraj retires

PETALING JAYA: Multiple SEA Games champion Nauraj Singh Randhawa has announced his retirement after serving the country as one of the leading high jumpers for the last 15 years.

Nauraj, who won the SEA Games golds in 2013, 2015 and 2017, withdrew from the Cambodia Games last month as he has been troubled by a heel injury since last year.

Currently living with his family in Leipzig, Germany, Nauraj holds the national outdoor mark of 2.30m set during the Singapore Open in 2017 and the indoor mark of 2.27m set during an indoor meet in Nehvizdy, Czech Republic last year.

The 31-year-old jumper settled for silver at the Hanoi SEA Games in May last year.

Injury also hampered his performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, also held last year, where he could only clear 2.05m and exited the competition early.

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