In Brief: Suhairi leaps to PB, 8th in long jump T20

Suhairi Bin Suhaini in action during the long jump final T20
Suhairi Bin Suhaini in action during the long jump final T20 PHOTO: REUTERS

Suhairi leaps to PB, 8th in long jump T20

Singapore long jumper Suhairi Suhaini recorded a personal best of 6.69m en route to finishing eighth in the men's T20 final yesterday.

Malaysia's Abdul Latif Romly won gold with a world-record leap of 7.6m.

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Kovan Abdulraheem (42.85m) of Iraq won gold.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief: Suhairi leaps to PB, 8th in long jump T20'. Print Edition | Subscribe