Pole vaulter eyeing new heights after breaking national record

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s all about fine tuning for pole vaulter Iskandar Alwi as he bids to soar to greater heights at the Gold Coast Common­wealth Games from April 4-15.

Iskandar showed he’s on the right track when he shattered his national record with a new mark of 5.31m to win the gold at the Federal Territory All-Comers Champion­ships at the National Sports Council (NSC) Training Track in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

The 23-year-old Iskandar erased his previous record of 5.25m set at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, bettering it by six centimetres.

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