>> September 06, 2013
The 59th Thailand Open Track and Field Championships concluded today (Sep 6, 2013)at Thammassat University, Rangsit (near Bangkok), Thailand. A brief summary as follows;
Hurdles: Malaysia's Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian crossed the line in a 13.86 (+0.3) clocking to win the 110m hurdles, and beaten Thailand's Jamras Rittidet in second (14.02). In third place was Kittipong Kongdee (14.24), while 4th was Malaysia's Robani Hassan (14.27). In women's 100m hurdles, SEA Games champion Wallapa Punsoongneun of Thailand takes Gold in 13.69 (+0.5).
Middles: Philippine's Mervin Guarte won the 800m in 1:50.91. Two finals in 1500m. The fastest time and Gold medal goes to South Korea's Park Dae Sung in 3:55.38. Guarte was close trailing in second in 3:55.59. In women's 800m Sri Lanka's Samanmalee takes the Gold in 2:11.97.
Longs: Nissanka Kumara of Sri Lanka finished in 14:57.70 for Gold medal in 5000m. Thailand's Boonthung Srisung retained his title in the 10,000m, clocking 31:21.58. In women's 3000m steeplechase, Jessa Mangsat of the Philippine won Gold in 11:10.08, followed by South Korea's Lee Hyeon Ok in second (11.11.46). Sri Lanka's Geethani Rajeskara finished in 17:40.87 in the women's 5000m for Gold. Thailand-based Kenyan runner Viola Jepchirchir Kimali outclassed the field in her 10,000m winning in a time of 37:48.65.
Throws: Uzbekistan's Demetev won shot put in 17.87m. Thailand's Kwanchai Namsoonboon threw 52.05 to win discus throw. A former SEA Games champion Arniel Ferrera of the Philippines has thrown the hammer in 60.69m distance to beat the SEA Games champion Tantipong Phetchaiya of Thailand in second (59.50m). In women's Javelin, SEA Games champion Nuttha Nacharn threw 51.48 to win Gold, and beaten a former SEA Games champion Rosie Villarito of the Philippine in second (49.08). Chinese Taipei's Lin Chia Ying won Gold in women's shot put in 16.11 throwing. Thailand's Subenrat Insaeng broke the Thai national record with 55.34m to win the women's discus throw.
Relays: Chinese Taipei Team finished first in the 4x100m in 40.25, followed by Air Force Team (Thailand) in 40.26, and Malaysia Team in third 40.71. The Philippine team won the 4x400m in a fast time of 3:08.07.
Full Results courtesy of AA Thailand
FULL RESULTS 59th Thailand Open Track and Field 2013
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