KUALA LUMPUR: High jumper Nauraj Singh Randhawa today announced his retirement from national duty at the age of 31.
In a post shared on his Instagram account, Nauraj, who enjoyed a glorious 15-year career, said personal reasons and external circumstances were the reasons behind his decision.
The national record holder admitted that it was one of the toughest calls he had to make.
The Johor-born athlete also thanked MAF, the National Sports Council (MSN) and the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) for supporting him throughout his career.
Nauraj won consecutive gold medals in three SEA Games – in Naypyidaw in 2013, Singapore in 2015 and Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
He holds the national record of 2.30m, which he set at the Singapore Open in 2017.
He also holds the national indoor record of 2.27m which he posted at the Hvezdy v Nehvizdech athletics meet in the Czech Republic in January last year.