6 November 2017

South Africa: Another High Jump Milestone for Poole

World Under-18 high jump champion, Breyton Poole, delivered another fine performance in Cape Town at the weekend, equalling the national record in his age group.

Competing at a Western Province Athletics Open Meeting at Green Point Stadium, Poole sailed over the bar at 2.25 metres.

He added one centimetre to the personal best he set in Nairobi, Kenya in July when he won gold at the World Youth Championships.

His performance also matched the long-standing South African youth record set by Jacques Freitag in Tshwane 18-years ago.

Like Poole, Freitag also won the world youth title and later went on to bag the global junior and senior crowns.

'Well done to Breyton on another fantastic achievement,' said Athletics South Africa President, Aleck Skhosana. 'Congratulations also to his coach and support team on nurturing this young talent.

'He is a bright prospect for the future and we hope he grows from strength to strength.'

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