The Philippines’ star leaper and Mapúa’s pride Henry Dagmil has once again showcased unparalleled athletic superiority when he exerted yet another record-breaking leap in the 24th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) Men’s long jump division held last December 10 in Thailand.
The 26 year old Mapúan trackster surpassed his previous 7.81-meter SEAG record with a gold-worthy 7.87 meter jump. Thailand’s Keeratikorn Janmanee on the other hand, managed to grab the silver medal with a leap of 7.75 meters, while Malaysia’s Mohd Shahrul Amri Suhaimi finished in third with 7.48 meters. With this jump, Dagmil, who began his SEAG stint in 2001, broke the Philippine record and his personal best of 7.83 meters which he set in the 2003 National Track and Field Open.
After his momentous performance, the Cotabato native has decided to train even further to try beating the 8.02 meter Asian games record held by Saudi Arabia’s Al-Sabee Husein.
Courtesy of The New Builder