The general saying is that the world is your oyster. Many may brush it off, but it does, as a matter of fact, ring true for a great deal of individuals out there.
One of those people is the highest Standing Box Jumper (55 inches), Harinder Singh Sekhon.
We were granted the opportunity to speak to him, and the words which moved us the most throughout the interview was “It feels really good when all your hard work, dedication and sacrifice pays off”.
The 29-year-old teacher and cricketer made the Malaysian Book of Records, with the Highest Standing Box Jump back on the 15th of March 2021. He decided to take up the challenge in January this year, and put all his effort into frequently self-training.
“I would do 3 leg days in the gym per week, 3 days of high intensity jumping variations and swim on the remaining days”, he said. This went on for about a good two months.
In the last two weeks before the challenge, Harinder did at least 50 jumps a day, to mentally and physically prepare himself.
“I felt really happy and humbled at the same time. The support I got from family, friends and the people around me was amazing. There was certainly a lot I learnt on the journey”, he told us.
Besides the challenge, Harinder also mentioned the future could maybe mean him trying to beat records for other categories, like the Single Leg Standing Jump.
"You should always set goals/targets no matter the challenge. Believe in yourself, go for it, because anything is possible”.
An achievement properly executed indeed, congrats on a job well done Harinder. This one’s to believe in ourselves, no matter how inane our dreams may seem to others.