This article mentions that the current Minister of Youth and Sports won the Paralympic silver medal in Tokyo's Paralympic Games:
Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and Sports, won the Paralympic silver medal in the men’s C4 4000 m individual pursuit in Tokyo on Friday.
While ex-sports professionals becoming politicians is not something strange, one holding office that is able to compete at such a high level seems extraordinary.
I am wondering if this case is singular or not. I will provide details about the term used in the question:
- high official = any person being an MP or in the government
- important competition = any competition like Olympic Games, European (or similar for other continents) or at World level