Athlete and student Paulo Conceição, from NOVA School Science and Technology, broke his own national high jump record twice at the indoor athletics meeting in Luxembourg, which took place at the la Coque pavilion in Kirchberg, on February 1.
The athlete, who already held the national record with 2.14 m indoor track since 2016, has now achieved the new record by jumping 2.25 m and 2.28 m. With this result, he also secured first place in high jump in the event and the qualification for the European Championship that will take place in August, in Paris. This is the first time that Portugal qualifies an athlete for a great international event in the high jump.
Source: FCT NOVA
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