In the midst of all the grim news that has engulfed Malaysia, Harinder Sekhon‘s achievement is something that our country can be proud of.
Hailing from Shah Alam, Harinder made his way into the Guinness World Records for breaking the Highest Standing Jump (one leg) on 23rd May, 2021. His 1.38m single-leg standing jump height surpassed an American football player’s previous record of 1.34m.
🦿Official WORLD RECORD 🌏🇲🇾
📏138.4cm / 54.5” 🚨
Highest Standing Jump (One Leg) 🦿 pic.twitter.com/UWdIfakXwa
— Harinder🦿The Box Jump Guy 📦 (@harinsekhon) June 1, 2021
The 30-year-old teacher has been active in sports since he was 14 years old. His passion for cricket led him to play for Kuala Lumpur and represent Malaysia till 2016.
Harinder, who teaches mathematics, has been focusing on strengthening his core muscles and legs in preparation for the single-leg standing jump attempt since December.
Meanwhile on 15th March, he entered the Malaysia Book of Records by breaking the national record for the highest single-leg standing leap with 1.397m. It began as a hobby for him to maintain his personal fitness, but it soon turned into an obsession when he discovered that he could leap higher in every training session.
Following a strict diet plan is just a piece of cake for Harinder.
Keeping his diet simple and healthy helps him to stay focused on his daily exercises, says Harinder.
He eats oatmeal, an apple, and two eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken and veggies on a brown bread sandwich for lunch, and spaghetti or brown rice with grilled fish or chicken for supper.
Harinder has made it a life mission to break the world’s record, to prove that anyone with a heartfelt dream and a positive mindset can be recognised at the world arena.
Congratulations for setting the world record; it ain’t an easy ride, there have been bumps and hurdles along the way but with sheer determination, perseverance and a willing spirit, Harinder has certainly come a long way.