This boy's fledging with the big boys

Jon capturing his first ever medal earlier this year - Gold in National School Games B Div!

Today's 50th Singapore Athletics Inter-Club Championships caps off an eventful season for us! An open competition début and a final showpiece event for Jonathan's 2018 season ended with a host of positives.

Coming into this fresh from his ASEAN School Games PB of 1.95m, Jon had nothing to lose.

At 16 yo, and currently joint 6th in Mens Open High Jump standing in 2018, Jon was the youngest on the field. This competition was the perfect opportunity for Jon to gain some valuable competition experience, delving into this current landscape of an open category meet and competing with experienced men; hopeful to gain consistency on clearing heights with minimal tries.

Although Jon wasn't feeling 100%, we didn't want to use this as an excuse apart from weather and atmosphere, which will always be a factor. But I believe it’s just a matter of time and being conditioned to such sporadic conditions.

Jon warming up for his début Inter-Club Competition, representing Wings Athletic Club

In all, Jon cleared 1.85m - 1.8m (o), 1.85m (o) and failed at 1.9m (xxx), also his first time attempting to clear consecutive 5cm increments.

Positive takeaways from today - Youngest in the field at 16yo ✓ Finished above a SEA Games athlete ✓ 4th Place finish in début open comp ✓

Inter-Club 2018 - Jonathan Pua 1.8m (O)

Inter-Club 2018 - Jonathan Pua 1.85m (O)

Jon's 2018 - Season Highlights

Series 1 (6th) – 1.7m

Series 2 (4th) – 1.85m (PB)

Singapore Youth and Junior Athletics C'ships (5th) – 1.8m

National School Games (1st) – 1.86m (pb), 1.88m (PB)

ASEAN School Games (5th) – 1.95m (PB)

Singapore Athletics Inter-Club C'ships (4th) – 1.85m

In all, this season has truly been a remarkable blossoming of Jon's jumping prowess. His jumping skill has significantly improved, but there's still more work to be done. Hopeful to build on this season's gains and achieve greater heights in the future!

- Coach Fuad

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