>> November 12, 2011
As anticipated Malaysian hammer thrower Tan Song Hwa delivered the first gold medal for athletics event. She hurled the iron ball in a distance of 55.15m in the fourth attempt, only her second legal throw after the first attempt 55.08m, but good enough to secure the gold.
Song Hwa who stands at 5"3 however did not able to produce a National record, for which she did twice this year, in Bangkok (58.60) and Szombathely Hungary (58.71)
Indonesian hope Rose Herlinda Inggriana threw 51.95m to bag silver medal while Philippines' Loralie Amahit Sermona went to win the bronze medal with a throw of 49.69m.