>> May 15, 2012
Windy conditions at a day of competition is apparently preventing the chance of athletes to produce better results, as we have seen at the final leg (3rd leg) of Asian Grand Prix 2012, at Chonburi Thailand.
Zhang Peimeng (Chn) won the men's 100m for the third time (hat-trick) but clocking some way off to his PB 10.21s at all GP legs; with a time of 10.48s (+0.1) at 1st leg/Bangkok, then a 10.44s (+0.1) / Kanchanaburi and once again finishing in 10.48s at the final leg but it was under a difficult condition with headwind 3.1m/s The field had lost 0.15s by the winds.
In the men's 110mh the 'winners' and 'losers' have swapped. The winner at the 1st leg, Almandel Abdul Aziz (Kuw) has beaten the first finisher at Kanchanaburi (2nd leg) Fan Jiang of China with 13.62, and 13.78 for Jiang (-2.3). Ironically, third finisher at 2nd leg Jamras Rittidet (Tha) now defeated by the 4th finisher Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian (Mas). The Malaysian whose PB/SB is 13.81s has produced his second best time for the season with 13.83s while Rittidet who have run the time in 2nd leg, made a dismal 14.05s.
Pramote Poom-Urai (Tha) was in a great shape after bettering Torlarp Sudjanta's high jump NR 2.19s at the 2nd leg to 2.26m, which improved his previous best height by 12cm, has made an outstanding jump of 2.23m at the 3rd leg. However on a count back after two others were clearing the same heights, he subsequently given the bronze. Iran's Keyvan Ghanbarzade took the gold, while Sri Lankan Kumara Majula silver.
As in the men's 100m, Guzel Khubbieva (Uzb) has done it in women's 100m. She ran 11.39s in the 1st leg and then 11.56s at 2nd leg. The 36-year-old defending Asian 100m champion were not be able to run faster the final leg (11.82s) as her race was against a little 'typhoon' of -3.5m/s.
Truong Thanh Hang (Vie) won the 800m in 2:02.35. The Asian Champion who have not encountered her real threats in these outing, completed a hat-trick as well. In the previous legs, she made 2:02.15s (Bangkok) and 2:01.79s (Kanchanaburi).
A great luck for Marestella Toress (Phi) as she won the long in a season best jump of 6.62m after being helped by a favourable wind of +1.4, while others were against the winds in their best jumps.
After recording a national record in a meet at Khon Kaen with 54.88m in last March, Subenrat Insaeng (Tha) continue to make a consistent throw in discus. She won the 3rd leg in 52.72m. He threw 52.75m at the first leg and then 53.50m at 2nd leg - thus a hat-trick as well.
Other results can be seen and downloaded at the following links;
3rd Leg Asian Athletics Grand Prix 2012, Chonburi / 14 May 2012
2nd Leg Asian Athletics Grand Prix 2012, Kanchanaburi / 11 May 2012
1st Leg Asian Athletics Grand Prix 2012, Bangkok / 07 May 2012