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Name RANDHAWA Nauraj Singh
NOC MAS - Malaysia Malaysia Date of Birth 27 JAN 1992
Residence Gender Male
Height 193 cm Weight 75 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
29 SEP 2014 18:30 Men's High Jump Final Final 14 2.15

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
South East Asian Games
1High Jump2013Naypyidaw, MYA2.17
Commonwealth Games
19High Jump2014Glasgow, GBR2.06

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete, Student
Higher education Sports Science - University of Malaya/Kuala Langat Community College, Malaysia
Languages Spoken English
Coach Alim Ahmejanov (UZB) (thestar.com.my, 31 Dec 2013; gombug.net, 30 Nov 2013; issuu.com, 11 Jul 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His father Amarjit Singh Randhawa was a hockey goalkeeper. (gombug.net, 01 Jan 2014)
Injuries In 2011 he suffered an ankle injury which required surgery. He was out of competitive action for nine months, including missing the 2011 Southeast Asian [SEA] Games in Indonesia. (gombug.net, 30 Nov 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He took up athletics at school in Malaysia. (gombug.net, 30 Nov 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
He initially played hockey, but switched to athletics to take up sprinting. The athletics coach at SK Temenggong Abdul Rahman in Malaysia spotted his potential to compete in the high jump. (gombug.net, 30 Nov 2013)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Outside of sport he wants to become a successful lawyer. (thestar.com.my, 31 Dec 2013; thestar.com.my, 18 Dec 2013; sports247.my, 06 Jul 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (hangzhouweekly.com, 14 Feb 2014)

General
TIME CHANGE SHOCK
He won a gold medal in the high jump at the 2013 Southeast Asian [SEA] Games in Myanmar, despite not having enough time to do a warm up. He had arrived at the stadium at 14:00 expecting the competition to begin at 15:30, but did not know organisers had brought the start time forward by one hour. "I had no time to warm up. However, I just stayed calm and cool as my mission was to win the gold." (thestar.com.my, 18 Dec 2013)

NEARLY QUITTING ATHLETICS
He considered quitting the sport after finishing fourth at the 2012 Sukma Games in Pahang, Malaysia. "I had lost my passion, but my dad and cousin were there for me. My dad makes a point to watch me compete in every meet in Malaysia." (gombug.net, 30 Nov 2013)

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