>> June 14, 2014
China maintain lead while Japan closely follow at the end of Day 2 (June 13) of the 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship here at the Taipei City Stadium.
Siti Nur Afiqah ABD RAZAK of Malysia won Women 400m Gold medal in 53.93. Liliya MANASIPOVA of Uzbekistan settled on the silver medal with 54.11s. Ngoc HOANG THI gave Vietnam's first medal in the form of Bronze with a timing of 55.36s
Lin WANG of China sailed over new personal best height of 1.88m to win Gold medal in the Women High JUMP. Host nation jumper Ching-Ching LEE won silver medal clearing 1.75m height while Indonesian Nadia ANGGRAINI collect bronze in 1.72m.
Iran's powerful shot putters swept top two places in the Men's Shot Put final. Shahin MEHRDELAN's 3rd attempt and only valid attempt of 18.85m, a new personal best was enough to win over his teammate Shahin JAFARI who managed only two valid throw including silver medal winning throw of 18.64m. India's Shakti SOLANKI was dispoointed with his performance however his last attempt 17.09m gave him hard earned bronze medal.
Pre race favorite Mohamed Nasir E ABBAS of Qatar lived up to the top billing to win men's 400m Gold medal with a performance of 47.31s. Mazen ALYASEN of Sauid Arabia came close to challenge Abbas but had to settled for silver in 47.40s. Sina ROHANIMOAYED of Iran grabbed bronze in 47.50s
Song Mi O of DPR Korea perfectly played underdog to emerge winner in the women's 1500m final clocking 4:28.38s. Yuki NAKAMURA of Japan could not provide answer to late surge of Song and settled on the silver medal with a timing of 4:28.75. Shuang-Shuang XU of China was third with 4:28.78s.
Qatar runners dominated final of the men's 1500m claiming first and second place. Idriss Moussa YOUSSOUF won the with a broad smile in 3:53.36. His teammate Abubaker Haydar H ABDALLA was second in 3:54.74. China's Dong-Xu GAO took bronze medal in 3:56.11s.
Liang Xiaojing of China succesfully shifted from 400m runner to Asia's fastest junior women with a blistering finish in the final of the Women 100m final, winning Gold medal with a new personal best of 11.58s and beating teammate and favorite Qi-Qi YUAN who could managed only 11.64s for Silver medal. Shanti Veronica PEREIRA of Singapore set new national record with a timing of 11.79s and a Bronze medal.
In an exciting finish Takuya KAWAKAMI of Japan upstaged Himasha Eashan WATHTHAKANKANAMGE of Srilanka to emerge fastest athlete of the 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship. Takuya clocked new personal best performance of 10.47s againist Himasha's 10.49s. Mohammad hossein ABAREGHI of Iran took third place in 10.50s.
Hazuma Hattori student of Toyo University representing Japan won men's 10000m run Gold medal with a performance of 31:10.60s beating India's Sharwan Kharab to second place. Kharb clocked 31:52.37s for Silver medal for India. Yaser Salem Bagharab ran barefoot and gave Yeman's first medal of the championship in the form of Bronze with performance of 32:22.42s.
Shiori TOUMA's last attempt throw was measured 55.75m, a new personal best and a Gold medal for Japan in the Women Javelin Throw. China's Qi-Yan KANG finished second with a throw of 51.97m. Host nation thrower Chu CHANG's first attempt throw of 50.45m helped her to win Bronze medal for Chinese Taipei.
In the men's decathlon Chen-yuan Wang provided first Gold medal for the Host nation while another Chinese taipei decathlete Hung-Yu Lien was awarded bronze medal. Xavier Anthony Leung provided first medal for Hong Kong. He was awarded Silver medal.
In the men's Long Jump final, Qing LIN of China began with 7.90m jump and ended with a Gold medal winning jump of 7.99m but fail just short of 6cm of Championship record. It was a tie for the second and third place and Hong Kong's Ming-Tai CHAN jump of 7.70m (second best 7.67m) was sufficient for the silver medal. Japan's Shoutaro SHIROYAMA got bronze medal for 7.70m.