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Rypakova retains triple jump Gold, China tops medal table with 12 Gold, 12 Silver, and 9 Bronze

>> August 31, 2018

The athletics programme of the Asian Games concluded in style in Jakarta on Thursday (30) as a long-standing Asian record was broken in the final event of the championships.

Qatar’s team included 400m hurdles champion Abderrahman Samba, who got his team off to a good start with a 44.5 lead-off leg. Mohamed Nasir Abbas and Mohamed El-Nour maintained the team’s lead before individual 400m champion Abdalelah Haroun anchored the team to victory in 3:00.56.

The quartet not only obliterated the Qatari record of 3:02.50 set in 2015, but they also took 0.2 off the Asian record of 3:00.76 set by Japan at the 1996 Olympic Games.

India clocked 3:01.85 to secure the silver medal from Japan, who recorded 3:01.94.

Rypakova and Chuaimaroeng (right) after winning gold and silver, respectively

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s 2012 Olympic champion Olga Rypakova maintained her remarkable domination of the women’s triple jump in Asia.

Her first valid jump, 14.00m, would have been sufficient to top the podium, but the 33-year-old improved to 14.26m in the fifth round to officially retain the triple jump title she had won in 2010 and 2014.

Thailand’s Parinya Chuaimaroeng and Vietnam’s Vu Thi Men both jumped 13.93m, but the former took silver on countback.

Kalkidan Gezahegne Befkadu, who had won the 5000m earlier in the Games, triumphed in the women’s 1500m in 4:07.88. She became just the second athlete of the Games, after sprinter Edidiong Odiong, to win two individual titles.

Her performance also marked Bahrain’s third successive victory in this event at the Asian Games. Tigist Belay made it a Bahraini 1-2, taking silver in 4:09.12, while India’s Asian champion Chitra Palakeezh was third in 4:12.56.

China, as they have done from 1986 onwards, topped the athletics medals table with 12 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze. Bahrain finished close behind, though, with 12 gold, six silver and seven bronze. The next Asian Games will be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in 2022.

Detailed story (Day 6)

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Yuki Koike beats Yang Chunhan in a Tight finish of men's 200m

>> August 30, 2018

The closest finish yet of the Asian Games came in the men’s 200m on the fifth day of athletics action in Jakarta on Wednesday (29).

It took a photo finish to separate Japan’s Yuki Koike and Chinese Taipei’s Yang Chunhan. After recording the same reaction time (0.139) and being level at half way, the two sprinters were inseparable for most of the race, the pair crossing the line in PBs of 20.23 (0.7m/s).

After an agonising wait, Koike was eventually confirmed as the winner. Chunhan, the Asian champion, had to settle for silver but was rewarded with a national record. Bahrain’s Mohamed Yacoob Salem was third in 20.55.

Koike beats Chunhan on the line; both cross the first 100m at 10.37s
Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong, who had won the 100m earlier in the championships, completed a sprint double by winning the women’s 200m in 22.96, replicating the feats of Mona Sulaiman (1962), Esther Rot (1974), and Chisato Fukushima (2010).

As in the 100m, India’s Dutee Chand and China’s Wei Yongli finished second and third respectively, clocking 23.20 and 23.27. Defending champion Olga Safranova of Kazakhstan was fifth in 23.43.

Iran’s 2012 Olympic silver medallist Ehsan Hadadi underlined his continental dominance of the discus by earning a record fourth consecutive gold medal.

Any one of his six marks would have been more than enough to win, but the five-time Asian champion saved his best for last, throwing 65.71m in the final round.

Iraq’s 2014 Asian junior champion Mustafa Al-Saamah was second with 60.09m and was the only other man to throw beyond 60 metres.

With one more day of athletics action at the Asian Games, China tops the medals table with 11 gold medals. Bahrain is second with nine gold medals, and India is third with five. 10 more titles are on offer on the final day, including the men’s 50km race walk, 1500m, 5000m, 4x100m, 4x400m, plus the women’s 1500m, triple jump, discus and the two relays.

Detailed story (day 5)

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Xie Wenjun, Li Ling, Liu Shiying, Wang Chunyu clinches gold for China of fourth day of Asian Games

>> August 29, 2018

China took four out of seven gold medals on offer on the fourth day of athletics competition at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday (28).

The first one came from the men’s 110m hurdles as China’s Xie Wenjun successfully defended his title ahead of Chinese Taipei’s Chen Kueiru who was leading from the mid-way point. Xie, who trailed Japan’s Shunya Takayama and Chen, finally pulled ahead after the last hurdle, clocking 13.34, 0.02 faster than his winning time from 2014.
Li Ling clears 4.60m to break her own Asian Games record of 4.35m

In the women’s pole vault, China’s defending champion Li Ling cleared 4.60m to break her own Games record of 4.35m, which was held jointly with Gao Shuying. Li, who recorded an Asian indoor record of 4.70m last year, started off her competition at 4.20m, then broke the record with 4.40m before clearing 4.60m, both with her third attempts. She then topped out at 4.71m.

In the women’s javelin, China’s former Asian champion Liu Shiying rewrote the Games record with a 66.09m throw in the opening round. Liu, who won silver medal at 2012 IAAF World U20 Championships, registered her next four throws with distances of 64.13m to 65.39m before deciding to pass on her last attempt.

In the women’s 800m, China’s Wang Chunyu, who won the 2018 Asian indoors, pulled away from the field as she entered the home stretch to take gold in 2:01.80 from Kazakhstan’s defending champion Margarita Mukasheva, who passed Bahrain’s Manal Elbahraoui in the waning stages to finish second (2:02.40). The Bahraini took bronze in 2:02.69.

Elsewhere, Bahrain’s 100m champion Edidiong Odiong went through to the women’s 200m final comfortably after recording 23.01 in her semifinal, but it was India’s Dutee Chand who had the fastest time of the round clocking 23.00. Japan’s Yuki Koike, whose 200m best is 20.29, recorded the fastest time on the men’s side with 20.35, followed by Chinese Taipei’s Asian champion Yang Chunhan with 20.53, Salem Eid Yaqoob (20.61), Shota Iizuka (20.64), and Kim Kokyoung (20.66). Meanwhile, Tosin Ogunode who recorded 20.78 in the heats, injured his hamstring in the semi-final, knocking him out of the competition.

Eight gold medals will be decided on Wednesday (29): the men’s 200m, 20km race walk, pole vault, triple jump, and discus, and the women’s 200m, 20km race walk, and high jump.

Detailed story (day 4)


Abderrahman Samba Breaks Asian Games Record

>> August 28, 2018

Another three Games records were broken on the third day of athletics at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday (27).

Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba arrived in the Indonesian capital as the hot favourite for the men’s 400m hurdles, having moved to second on the world all-time list earlier this year with his Asian record of 46.98.

It came as no surprise when he smashed the Games record of 48.42 with his winning clocking of 47.66. “I pushed it today as it was the final,” he said.

Abderrahman Samba clears the final barrier enroute to win his first Asiad gold

India's Dharun Ayyasamy secured the silver medal in a lifetime best of 48.96 ahead of Japan’s Takatoshi Abe who claimed bronze in 49.12.

Asian and Commonwealth champion Neeraj Chopra added another major title to his collection by winning the javelin with an Indian record of 88.06m. The 20-year-old opened with 83.46m and produced his winning effort in the third round

Chopra, who will next compete at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, missed the Games record of 89.15m set by China’s Zhao Qinggang in 2014. China's Liu Qizhen grabbed silver with a lifetime best of 82.22m, while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem took the bronze medal with 80.75m.

Seven gold medals will be awarded on day four (29), the women’s 800m, 5000m, pole vault and javelin, plus the men’s 800m and 110m hurdles. There is also a mixed relay that will be held for the first time at the Asian Games.

Detailed story (day 3)

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Su Bingtian Breaks Asian Games 100m Record 9.92

>> August 26, 2018

Su Bingtian clinched the 100m gold medal to become the king of the sprint of the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta. Su, whose 100m best time is 9.91s has recorded a new Games Record of 9.92s ahead of Qatar's Tosin Ogunode and Japan's Ryoto Yamagata who registered an identical time of 10.00s in second and third, respectively. The silver and bronze medals have to be decided by the photo-finish.
Su Bingtian leads the field during the last 30m

Men's 100m final
1. Su Bingtian (CHN) 9.92
2. Tosin Ogunode (QAT) 10.00
3. Ryota Yamagata (JPN) 10.00
4. Abdullah Abkar Mohammed (KSA) 10.10
5. Chunhan Yang (TPE) 10.17
6. Hassan Taftian (IRI) 10.19
7. Lalu Muhammad Zohri (INA) 10.20
8. Kim Kukyoung (KOR) 10.26

Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong delivered the gold medal in a time of 11.30s, ahead of pre-race favorite Wei Yongli of China who ended up in third (11.33s) as she was overtaken by India's Dutee Chand (11.32s) on the line.

Women's 100m final (+0.3)
1. Edidiong Odiong (BRN) 11.30
2. Dutee Chand (IND) 11.32
3. Wei Yongli (CHN) 11.33
4. Hajar Al-Khaldi (BRN) 11.38
5. Liang Xioajing (CHN) 11.42
6. Olga Safronova (KAZ) 11.43
7. Nigina Sharipova (UZB) 11.45
8. Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli (MAS) 11.61

Detailed story (day 2)


Tajinder Singh and Salwa Eid Naser sets Asian Games Records during the First Day of Athletics in Jakarta

Indian shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor was the highlight of the first day of athletics event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta yesterday (25). The 23-year-old came to the Indonesian capital aiming the 21m mark, but he apparently missed the distance but came away with a gold medal instead after throwing a new national and Games Record of 20.75m, which is also India’s ninth gold medal in shot put in Asiad. "This medal is my biggest achievement because a lot of sacrifices have been made,” he said who dominated the event right from the beginning with an opening throw of 19.96m.

China’s Liu Ying took silver in a season best distance of 19.52m, while Kazakhstan’s Ivan Ivanov third in 19.40m.

It was a catastrophe night for Saudi Arabia’s Sultan Abdulmajeed Alhebshi who won the last three editions and held the Asian Games record (20.57m), after being eliminated for registering no valid throw during his first three throws.

The 1-2 finish by Luo Na and Wang Zheng was China’s continuous domination in the women’s hammer throw, and their fifth consecutive victory in this event that contested from 2002 to 2018. Luo Na, the defending Asian champion threw the iron ball at a stunning 71.42m distance during the 4th attempt, which improved her second throw of 71.06m following an opening of 69.39m.

Wang Zheng, the Asian record holder (77.68m) managed to register her best throw of 70.86m during the third attempt, but she then fouled in the next two throws before setting 69.41m during the last throw.

Another gold medal offered during the first day night went to the defending Asian champion Daria Maslova of Kyrgyzstan who won the women’s 10000m in 32:07.23s, beating Bahrain’s Eunice Chumba in second (32:11.12) and China’s Dehsun Zhang in third (32:12.78).

Earlier in the morning, Japan’s Hiroto Inoue secured the men’s marathon gold medal after a controversial sprint finish, just ahead of Bahrain’s El Hassan El Abbassi on the finish line. They entered the stadium together but Inoue was slightly ahead coming to the closing stages. El Abbassi who became a naturalized citizen of Bahrain from Morroco attempted to surge from the inside lane in the home stretch, but the duo had a minor contact with the Bahraini was stumbling slightly.

They were credited the same time of 2:18:22, which was ~15 minutes outside the world record. Despite with the 6am start, the race was indeed held in hot and humid conditions, here, 6 out of 21 starters were unable to finish.

Performance in qualifying

The qualifying round of men’s 100m saw pre-race favourite, Su Bingtian of China who has a well-respected best time of 9.91s, had a comfortable race by clocking 10.27s (-0.6) in heat 4, with the new World U20 champion Lalu Muhammad Zohri of Indonesia also clocking 10.27s (0.0) to win the earlier heat round. The fastest time into the semifinals today was 10.13s, set by Chinese Taipei’s Yang Chun-han, a 200m specialist who clipped 0.07s off his personal best.

Japan’s Yuki Hashioka registered an 8.03m (0.0) jump to lead the finalist of men’s long jump. Thailand’s Suttisak Singkhon totalled 4239 points to lead the decathlon by over 200 points before the remaining five events today.

Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser broke the women’s 400m Games Record during the round 1, setting a time of 50.86s. The Nigerian born who became the youngest to reach podium over 400m at the IAAF world championship, last year, has a record of 49.08s at the quarter-mile event she set in Monaco last month, and is a clear favourite to clinch the gold medal today.

World junior champion Hima Das of India was the second fastest into the women’s 400m finals, clocking a new national record of 51.00s. China’s Wei Yongli whose best in 100m dash is 10.99s cruised to the line to win her 100m heat easily in 11.32s (-0.1).

Nine gold medals up for grab on day two today (26 August), including the men’s and women’s 100m.

Jad Adrian Washif ATFS


Asian Games Top Contenders in Athletics - Who to Watch in Sprints and Hurdles?

>> August 19, 2018

During the last edition in 2014, only 5 nations have won at least 3 gold medals in athletics, China (15 golds), Bahrain (9), Qatar (6), Japan (3), and Kazakhstan (3). India, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia won 2 golds each. The six-day athletics event of the 18th Asian Games will begin on the 25th August at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. More than 750 athletes will feature in track and field event. Here is a review for sprints, hurdles, and relays.

Su Bingtian is the clear favorite in the men's 100m and Wei Yongli in the women's 100m. Bingtian has 4 sub-10s in the 100m including two 9.91s this year. Zie Zhenye injured his ankle, and Barakat Al-Harthi is now the next medal contender along with the Japanese sprinters. Wei Yongli became the 3rd Asian woman to run sub 11s with 10.99 recently, half of a second faster than her winning time in the last Asian Games. Defending champion Femi Ogunode of Qatar is not taking part in this edition, but his compatriot Abdalellah has a world-class time of 44.07 in the men's 400m and should be able to win easily. For women's 400m, a 51s should easily earn a gold medal in any Asian track event, but that was pre-2018, who else can stop Salwa Eid Naser a 49.08 sprinter to win the women's quarter-mile event? I predict the following times to win gold medals:  men's 100m 9.9s, 200m 20.2s, 400m 44.3s, and women's 100m 11.1s, 200m, 22.8s, 400m 49.6s. SEA athletes to watch: Lalu Zohri (PB/SB 10.18) and Khairul Hafiz Jantan (PB/SB 10.18/10.18); one of these young sprinters is expected to be in the finals; Lalu was at his peak performance during the recent World juniors where he won gold medal, and Hafiz is gearing to achieve his best in the games, clocking 10.28 last month. Current best performers and rankings:

Men's 100m
9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
9.97 Xie Zhenye CHN, Montreuil
9.97 Barakat Al-Harthi OMA, Amman
10.03 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed KSA, Paris
10.03 Hassan Taftian IRI, Paris
10.05 Ryota Yamagata JPN, Yamaguchi
10.10 Yoshihide Kiryu JPN, Bellinzona

Men' 200m
20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
20.29 Yuki Koike JPN, Kortrijk
20.33 Yang Chun Han TPE, Taoyuan
20.34 Shota Izuka JPN, Yamaguchi
20.39 Bie Ge CHN, Claremont
20.40 Park Tae-Kyong KOR, Jeongseon

Men's 400m
44.07 Abdalellah Haroun QAT, London
44.62 Abderrahman Samba QAT, London
45.15 Mohammad Nasser Abbas QAT, Madrid
45.24 Muhammad Anas IND, Nove Mesto
45.50 Mikhail Litvin KAZ, Almaty

Women's 100m
10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, La Chaux de Fonds (defending champion)
11.17 Hajr Saad Al-Khaldi BRN, Amman
11.20 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
11.29 Dutee Chand IND, Guwahati
... 11.42 Chisato Fukushima JPN, Hiroshima

Women's 200m
22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
22.81 Ofonime Odiong BN, Eugene
22.92 Kong Lingwei CHN, Huaian
22.97 Wei Yongli CHN, Madrid
23.10 Hima Das IND, Guwayati

Women's 400m
49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
51.13 Hima Das IND, Guwayati
51.25 Nirmala Sheoran IND, Guwayati
Pre-race favorite Wei Yongli of China has run 10.99s this year

Japan and China (sub 38s teams) will be the main contenders for men's 4x100m. Japan won silver in 2016 Olympics and bronze at 2017 World championships. China won bronze in the 2015 World championships, 4th in 2016 Olympics. Qatar is the clear favorite for men's 4x400m based on individual performance this year, so do with Bahrain in women's 4x400m. Winning times will be very fast in the men's 4x100m (sub 38s - I pick Japan) and 4x400m (sub 3:00s; at least 3:00 - I pick Qatar).

Men's 4x100m
37.85 Japan, Osaka
38.72 China, Osaka (defending champion)
39.07 Indonesia, Jakarta
39.08 Sri Lanka, Gold Coast
39.29 Chinese Taipei, Taipei
39.37 Malaysia, Gold Coast
39.44 Hong Kong, Taipei

Men's 4x400m
3:04.05 India, Gold Coast
... Qatar
... Japan (defending champion)
... China

Women's 4x100m
42.59 China, London (defending champion)
44.11 Japan, Osaka
... Thailand
... Kazakhstan

Women's 4x400m
3:33.23 India, Klando (defending champion)
3:35.12 Japan, Sapporo
3:37.25 China, Osaka
... Vietnam
... Japan

Abderrahman Samba who became the only second man to run the 400mh in less than 47s has announced that he would be gunning for the gold medal in the Asiad, and his presence will automatically raise the standard of Asian Games' winning time by at least 2 seconds. Defending champions Xie Wenjun, Wu Shuijiao, and Kemi Adekoya aims to defend their titles. Historical statistics seem suggests that China will likely defend its gold medal in the men's 110mh. Predicted gold medal times: men's 110mh 13.3s, 400mh 47.2s; and women's 100mh 12.8s, 400mh 55.0s. Current best performers and rankings:

Men's 110m hurdles
13.36 Ahmad Al-Moualed KSA, Praha
13.36 Taio Kanani JPN, Yamaguchi
13.45 Shunya Takayama JPN, Yamaguchi
13.49 Chen Kuei Ju TPE, Osaka
13.53 Xie Wenjun CHN, Paris (defending champion)

Men's 400m hurdles
46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris (World Leader)
48.97 Takotoshi Abe JPN, Osaka
49.30 Takayuki Kishimoto JPN, Yamaguchi
49.45 Ayyasamu Dharun IND, Patiala
... 50.19 Eric Cray PHI, Osaka

Women's 100m hurdles
13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai (defending champion)
13.13 Jung Hye Lim KOR, Osaka
13.13 Ayako Kimura JPN, Yamaguchi
13.17 Hitomi Aoki JPN, Yamaguchi

Women's 400m hurdles
55.45 Kemi Adekoya BRN, Szczechin (defending champion)
55.54 Aminat Yusuf Jamal BRN, Goleniow
57.02 Jauna Murmu IND, Guwayati
57.03 Quach Thi Lan VIE, Taipei
57.29 Huang Yan CHN, Huaian



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