Showing posts with label GREAT ASIAN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GREAT ASIAN. Show all posts

Yoshihide Kiryu 10.19, 10.21, 10.34 (Video), Japanese All-Time Rankings 100m

>> November 04, 2012

Yoshihide Kiryu of Japan maintains his status of sprint king of the World Youth after recording a new World Youth Record in the 100m in a time of 10.19s (+0.5) during Ecopa Track Games at Fukuroi, Japan on November 03, 2012. At least five major records, which actually set by Kiryu himself about a month ago at Gifu (10.21s) renewed, including;

1) World Youth Record
2) Asian Junior Record
3) Asian Youth Record
4) Japanese Junior Record
5) Japanese Youth Record

In the 67th Kokutai (National Games) at Gifu, Kiryu who will only turn 17 years in December 15, eclipsed Rynell Parson's World youth record (best) of 10.23s set in 2007, and the long standing Asian Junior Record 10.26s held by China's Li Tao since 1986 (Jakarta).

Now, will a Japanese sprinter (finally)  break the 10s barrier soon ?? finally after Koji Ito's upsetting run in Bangkok where he slowed down at last metres, then shocked with 9.99s clocking appeared on the stadium's screen but eventually rounded up to 10.00s ?? Will Yoshihide Kiryu  follow Christophe Lemaitre's feat who became the first whiteman to break 10s barrier ?? but there is other Japanese guy who is closer the 10s barrier, Ryota Yamagata (20 years) who ran 10.07s (+1.3) at London Olympics.

"There will be 'many' Japanese sprinters to run under 10s 100m"


10.00s (+1.9) KOJI ITO, Bangkok Thailand, 13 December 1998
10.02s (+2.0) NOBUHARU ASAHARA, Oslo Norway, 12 July 2001
10.03s (+1.8) SHINGO SUETSUGO, Mito Japan, 5 May 2003
10.07s (+1.9) MASASHI ERIGUCHI, Hiroshima Japan, 28 June 2009
10.07s (+1.3) RYOTA YAMAGATA, London Great Britain, 4 August 2012

10.09s (+1.8) NAOKI TSUKAHARA, Hiroshima Japan, 27 June 2009
10.11s (+0.3) SHINGO KAWABATA, Tokyo Japan, 2 September 2000
10.13s (+1.9) NOBUHIRO TAJIMA, Mito Japan, 6 May 2002
10.19s (+1.4) SHIN KUBOTA, Kumamota Japan, 4 October 1998
10.19s (+0.5) YOSHIHIDE KIRYU, Fukuroi Japan, 3 November 2012

10.20 (+0.5) SATORU INOUE, Tokyo Japan, 17 May 1991
10.20 (+1.5) SHIGEYUKI KOJIMA, Kobe Japan, 12 July 2000
10.20 (+1.3) SHINJI TAKAHIRA, Hiroshima Japan, 29 April 2009
10.21 (+2.0) AKIHIRO YASUI, Otsu Japan, 24 June 2000
10.21 (+1.0) HIROYASU TSUCHIE, Tottori Japan, 6 June 2004

10.21 (+1.4) SHINTARO KIMURA, Hiroshima Japan, 27 June 2009
10.21 (+1.3) YUSUKE KOTANI, Hiroshima Japan, 29 April 2012
10.22 (+1.9) TETSUYA YAMASHITA, Tokyo Japan, 16 June 1991
10.22 (+0.6) YOSHITAKA ITO, Tokyo Japan, 10 June 1995
10.22 (+1.6) KENJI NARA, Kitakami Japan, 14 July 2001

10.22 (+1.6) YUTA KANNO, Yokohama Japan, 8 June 2003
10.22 (+1.9) SHOGO ARAO, Hiroshima Japan, 28 June 2009


Yoshihide Kiryu 10.19s, +0.5, at Fukuroi (3-November-2012)

Yoshihide Kiryu 10.21s, +0.1, at Gifu (4-October-2012)

Yoshihide Kiryu 10.34s, +0.9, (Heats) at Gifu (4-October-2012)



Malaysian Great Ghenda Singh Dies at 89

>> October 12, 2011

Hammer thrower Ghenda Singh
Ghenda Singh, one of the greatest hammer throwers ever produced by Malaysia died at 89 on October 09, 2011, after a short illness as reported by local media. It's about one year after the death of another great Malaysian athlete in the past Datuk Gabuh bin Pigging.

Ghenda was born in India at August 21, 1922 but migrated to Malaysia (Malaya at the time) twenty years later (1942) with the Indian army. He later served as policeman and when the country became independent in 1957 he gained an auto citizenship and maintained the post until his retirement in 1977. Despite of retired from the professional work he actually had not yet retired as a professional athlete at the time, something that only a few on earth could achieve.

Most of Malaysian today are not even aware about the greatness of this special man who represented Malaysia in five editions of SEA Games, and in fact he was able to maintain his great strength and power until at age of 55 where he won the bronze at hammer throw (41.60m) in the 1977 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. And that was in spite of suffered a severe injury of his pectoral (see photo), and was advised by doctor to not compete ... he took painkiller, compete, and won the bronze !!

About ten years earlier on July 08, 1967 (at 45) he threw a personal best of 44.38m in hammer throw, and bettered his old national record 44.14m. In the same year, he took the first national title after winning the MAAU/National meet at Alor Star, thrown the iron ball at a distance of 42.94m. He did not win the previous national meets as his event was dominated by strong foreign athletes like Muhammad Iqbal of Pakistan, a world class thrower at the days with a PB of 63.10m.

Ghenda however shortly retired from his career as an athlete but then became a great mentor to his son Samreet Singh Dhaliwal.  As his father, Samreet became a great hammer thrower and earned at least two gold medals in SEA Games out of five appearances in the games in which the other three editions he bagged home all silver medals. He achieved a lifetime best of 51.14m  on November 04, 1988 at Kuala Lumpur.

Following are detailed achievements and profile of the late Ghenda Singh;

GHENDA SINGH JUAH (other spelling, GENDA)
Born: 21 August 1922, in India
Residence: Ipoh, Perak
Height: 1.82m
Weight: 108kg *
Personal bests:
Hammer Throw - 44.38m (Penang, 1967)
Shot Put - 12.45m (Penang, 1967)
*body weight during career

SEA Games achievements
1965 Kuala Lumpur: 38.78m Silver Medal
1967 Bangkok: 42.44m Silver Medal
1971 Kuala Lumpur: 39.78 Fourth Place
1973 Singapore: 41.22m Bronze Medal
1977 Kuala Lumpur: 41.60m Bronze Medal
*before 1977 known as SEAP Games

by Jad Adrian (Track & Field Statistician)



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