Cheung Pui-yin broke his own Hong Kong pole vault record with a jump of five metres on Saturday, just 30 minutes after Cheung Kwan-yeung missed his landing and had to be taken to hospital. Attempting his third jump of 3.85m at the fourth event in the Hong Kong Athletics Series at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Cheung Kwan-yeung came down near the edge of the landing mat and fell to the ground. After being checked by medical staff he was stretchered away from the jump and taken to hospital in an ambulance. Officials would only say that Cheung Kwan-yeung was expected to be kept overnight for observation. Hong Kong’s triathletes run out of gas at 2022 Asia Cup Samarkand Cheung Pui-yin knows all about the dangers of the sport, he suffered a nasty fall of his own in 2018, breaking a bone in one wrist that took four months to heal. “I know this is a dangerous sport, and I wish him the best and hope he is not seriously injured,” Cheung Pui-yin said. Despite the accident, the 29-year-old managed to stay focused on his own jump, and after clearing 4.60m and 4.80m with ease, he cleared five metres on his second try. Although he could not improve on that mark, Cheung Pui-yin hailed his achievement as a personal milestone and said he had been waiting “for almost two years” to get to this point. The pole vaulter said after setting the previous record of 4.85m at the same venue in May 2021, he had struggled mentally to break past that barrier. “It’s difficult to explain, but every time I got close to the pit, I was afraid of pushing off the ground,” Cheung Pui-yin said. “It wasn’t until a week ago that I consulted my former sports psychological teacher, who gave me some methods, including virtualisation, and I finally executed it today.” After spending the past month training in the UK at his own expense, Cheung Pui-yin has his sights on the Hangzhou Asian Games next year and will compete at home and abroad as he looks to improve. Elsewhere on Saturday, Chong See-yeung stole the show in the men’s 5,000m, finishing first in 15 minutes, 25.25 seconds, with Vincent Lam, the Hong Kong Half Marathon Challenge winner, second in 15:27.68. Ng Ka-fung and Chan Pui-kei won the men’s and women’s 100m finals in 10.43 and 12.10 seconds, respectively.