Dominic’s world record leap

Dominic Ogbechie, a pupil at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in West London, certainly set the bar high at the England Athletics National Championships, achieving a world record in the high jump.

The 15-year-old became the youngest Briton to clear 7ft indoors or out. He opened his account with a 1.95m clearance before efforts at 2.00m, 2.06m and 2.11m before he glided over 2.14m to break the 29-year-old former record.

And Dominic proved he’s one to keep an eye on in the years ahead by going on to jump 7.53m in the long jump – smashing the UK indoor Under-17 record by 31cm.

Chris Bailey, PE teacher at Cardinal Vaughan, said: “Dominic was a talented athlete when he started here, but only with hard work and commitment to training has he progressed to being a double world record holder.”