Choo Kang Ni bagged discus gold in Memorial Meeting, Kazakhstan

>> June 19, 2021

Connie Choo Kang Ni secured discus throw gold medal during the 1st day of the World Athletics World Continental Tour Bronze or "Gusman Kosanov Memorial" 2021 in Almaty, Kazakhstan (19 June).

Recently nursing her injury, the 27-year-old multiple SEA Games silver medalist threw a distance of 43.65m. Clearly, she is attempting to regain her regular form. Her personal best of 47.91m was set in 2017 SEA Games.

Second place was Yulianna Shukina of Uzbekistan in 38.90m, while Alina Vorontsova of Kazakhstan third in 36.78m.

Connie Choo won women's discus throw in Kazakhstan Open 2021

In the men's 100m, Jonathan Nyepa finished in second place for silver medal, clocking 10.64 (-1.4). He was leading to the 80m mark before being overtaken by Kazakhstan's Vitaliy Zems who took the gold in 10.57.

The women's century dash event was won by Kazakhstan's former Asian champion Olga Safronova in 11.60.

Iran's Sajjad Hashemiahangari clocked 45.85 to clinch the gold handily. Malaysia Muhammad Ilham Suhaimi was in 4th place in the men's 400m, setting 48.47.

Kazakhstan's David Yefremov won the men's 110m hurdles in 13.66, followed by his teammate Yevgeniy Prokudin in second place (13.84). Rayzam Shah Wan Sofian was in 3rd place, clocking 14.18. 

The winner of women's high jump was Nadezhda Dubovitskaya of Kazakhstan, clearing 1.96m. SEA Games champion Yap Sean Yee cleared a good height of 1.80m to place in 5th position.

Elsewhere, world class thrower Shahin Mehrdelan of Iran threw 20.27m in men's discuss for gold, with the second place winner of this event was at 12.53m only (Ravil Mansurbayeb of Kazakhstan). Ildar Akhmadiv of Tajikistan won the men's long jump in 7.46m. In men's discus throw, Yevgeniy Labutov of Kazakhstan took the gold in 51.46m. Sharifa Daronova of Uzbekistan took the victory in women's triple jump (13.01m).

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