Steeplechaser Gi Ka-man's eye for detail saw him baulk at the water jump, forcing a restart in the 3,000-metre event which he eventually won at the Inter-City Championships at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground. The Hong Kong number one was leading the three-runner field in the opening lap yesterday but as he approached the water jump he realised the barrier was not set up right. 'Just before I made the jump I realised the bar was uneven,' said Gi (pictured). 'I therefore stopped and asked officials to check it out because it could have been dangerous for the runners.' The right side of the barrier was found to be slightly higher than the standard 916mm and had to be adjusted before the race restarted. The 25-year-old had little problem winning in 10 minutes and 19.44 seconds, well off his year-best of 9:44.70 set in March. 'This was only a minor hiccup,' said Gi, who has qualified in both the 10,000m and half marathon for December's East Asian Games in Hong Kong. 'I have planned to peak for races after September so today's time was not too important.' The steeplechase is one of the 23 athletics events at the Games and will be held at the Tseung Kwan O ground, opened in May as one of the major venues for the four-yearly extravaganza. The Inter-City championships, which feature 14 teams from Asia, continue today with sprinter Tsui Chi-ho the major focus after he won the 100m in the China National Youth Championships in an impressive 10.39 seconds last week.