Bigger threats from the Filipinos - Thailand Open Athletics Championship 2013

>> September 05, 2013


The Philippines is sending a strong team of 47 athletes to compete at the 2013 Thailand Open Track and Field Championships in Bangkok (Rangsit), and that composed of those athletes with double-citizenship (Philippine-American) like US-based sprinter Princess Joy Griffey.

In the day 3 of the meet today (Thursday, Sep 5), two quarter milers  gave some indications that the Philippines would likely retain the SEA Games 4x400m Gold they won (following Malaysia's disqualification) in Palembang 2011, as well as the 400m individuals.

Edgardo Alejan produced a personal best and his first sub-47 of the 400m when he set 46.95 to win the event (senior category). The 26-year-old also set a PB during semis in 47.24.  Teammate Archand Christian Bagsit, the SEA Games silver medalist also did well with a PB (as well) of 47.11 to finish in second, well ahead of Thai runner who ran 47.35 in third.

Chinese Taipei team won the men's 4x100m in a time of 40.25, just one hundreds of a second ahead of Air Force team of Thailand in second for silver (40.26). Malaysia team bagged bronze in 40.71.

Four-time SEA Games champion Arniel Ferrera won the men's hammer throw in a distance of 60.69m, making him now on the top of SEA ranking lists.

In the women's 400m, Sri Lanka's E.M.U.Rathnakumari takes the Gold medal in a time of 55.22, with the Philippines's Josie Malacad in second in 56.43.

Philippines' Jessa Mangsat took Gold from women's 3000m Steeplachase in 11:10.08. South Korea's Lee Hyeon Ok was in second (11:11.46). Another Gold for the Philippine came from Riezel Buenventure in pole vault after clearing a height of 3.85m.

Easy win for the Air Force team of Thailand in the women's 4x100m after setting a modest 45.69. Malaysia and the Philippines were in second and third with 46.45 and 46.63 respectively.

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100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
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3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna



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