Newsflash: Singapore sweep all three medals in men’s triple jump at Arafura

Singapore swept all the medals at stake in the Men’s Triple Jump competition today at the Arafura Games as Stefan Tseng, Matthew Goh and Dickson Chen finished first, second and third respectively.

Stefan missed out on equalling his recently-set national open and junior record of 16.04m by a mere five centimetres when he managed 15.99m as his best effort.

It also means that the 18-year-old will now have to try to qualify for  the South-east Asia Games at the upcoming National Junior Championships.

The qualifying mark for the SEA Games is 16.07m.

However, Stefan’s best effort this afternoon was a new championship mark. His 15.99m completely obliterated the existing meet record of 15.67m.

It also means that Stefan has now set meet records in three countries. He previously set a British U-17 record at the British Age-Group Championships back in 2005 and also created a new championship record at the Negri Sembilan Open in Malaysia last month.

Matthew Goh was second today after recording 14.51m in the sand pit while Dickson took bronze with his  14.36m leap.

The standard of competition at the triple jump event was clearly not of a high level though as the fourth-best distance in the event was 12.95m, almost one and a half metres behind Dickson’s 14.36m.

Singapore won another gold today through Dipna Lim-Prasad. She won the Women’s 400m hurdles in 65.66secs.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

Related links:

10 May 2009 – Newsflash: Matthew Goh and Calvin Cheng in 1-2 finish at Arafura Games

11 May 2009 – Newsflash: Balpreet captures 100m gold while Mariam settles for triple jump silver

12 May 2009 – Newsflash: Nurul wins silver at Arafura, Dipna takes bronze

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