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It is almost nine years since the women’s high jump national record was last set.
The previous mark of 1.80 metres was established by Michelle Sng, then 19, in 2006.
She suffered a stress fracture in her shin in 2007 and subsequently quit the sport in 2010 when she felt she could not reach the high level that was expected of her.
But, with Singapore hosting the 28th South-east (SEA) Games from June 5-16, Sng decided to give it one more shot and returned to the sport in 2013.
She took another big step towards her comeback on Thursday when she cleared 1.84m at the Philippines Open at the San Luis Sports Complex in Laguna to rewrite her own national record.
The 27-year-old cleared 1.81m on her first attempt, which was 0.01m higher than her previous national record set in July 2006.
Read the full report in our print edition on March 20.
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