KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Hup Wei posted a season's best of 2.21 metres in leading a Malaysian 1-2 finish to win the high jump event at the Bankstown Invitational and All-Comers meet in Sydney on Saturday.
A three-time Sea Games gold medallist, Hup Wei improved on the 2.14m mark he achieved last week when he finished third at Canberra Grand Prix.
National record holder Nauraj Singh Randhawa, who won in Canberra with a 2.25m clearance, came in second this time after winning a jump-off against Japan’s Ryo Sato when they tied on 2.14m.
The victory in the five-man field will come as a welcome boost for Hup Wei, who has struggled to recapture the form which saw him win his third gold medal at the 2011 Sea Games before succumbing to a succession of injuries.
The win is Hup Wei’s first in an overseas international meet since the Philippines Open in April last year though he also won at the Malaysian Open last October, albeit against an-all local field.