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13 September 2014 : Presidents pledge unity for Team Asia-Pacific during IAAF Continental Cup welcome

Over 100 Asian and Pacific athletes have arrived in Marrakesh, Morroco to compete in the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup this weekend. Team Asia-Pacific is unique with two presidents residing over the two continents.

The continents represent 65 IAAF member federations, nearly one-third of the IAAF associations and 4.5 billion people, about 61% of the world’s population.
During a team welcome Presidents’ of the two areas, Geoff Gardiner for Oceania and Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad for Asia, spoke about the desire to work together.
“This is a very great moment if we look to the IAAF as a global Federation, the only two continents who are working together are ours, Oceania and Asia. This is a good example for all continents,” said Al Hamad.

“We are here to represent our continents; we are here to show unity I am sure that all of us feel that way.” Gardiner was in total agreement. “This is the second occasion we have worked together on the Continental Cup and it indicates our growing cooperation between our two area associations,” said Gardiner.

An example of how the two Continents are working together was outlined in a new competition plan for the regions. “We are working on the concept of an Asia-Pacific competition circuit,” said Gardiner. “It allows our top athletes to compete a little closer to home. We are looking at an early season introduction to the global calendar. We think it is an important step for our athletes, rather than them having to travel to Europe for competition. It is a work in progress. We are working hand in hand and the IAAF Council and IAAF President are supportive of our efforts.”

Two throwers have been named as the captains of the 2014 IAAF Asia-Pacific team. Competing in her fourth Continental/World Cup, Valerie Adams (NZL) was named the women’s captain, while hammer thrower Dilshod Nararov (TJK), Olympic and World championships finalist is the men’s captain.

The Presidents wished the Asia-Pacific all the best “The most important for us is not just to compete but do our best,” said Asian Athletics Association President, Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad. “If you don’t make the podium this time, you will next time. I am really happy to see you all here.”

“I join with Dilan in wishing you the very best for the competition,’ said Geoff Gardiner, Oceania Athletics Association President. “You have been selected on world rankings and are capable of going toe-to-toe with the best in the world. I know you will do your very best.”

David Tarbotton for AAA

Image: Team Asia Pacific Presidents Geoff Gardiner (Oceania) and Dahlan Jumaan Al Hamad (Asia) (courtesy of David Tarbotton)


Doha, 9 Sep: AAA President Dahlan Al Hamad Welcomes OCA Asian Youth Athletic training Camp Athletes .

Talented young athletes from around Asia were officially welcomed to the OCA Youth Athletics Training Camp at Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence. The two-week camp is for athletes aged 16-17 and is being co-hosted by OCA and Aspire Academy, focusing on middle distance running and the long jump.

“I see here the future of athletics in Asia. This camp is going to be remembered because some of the faces in the audience will represent their countries in the future at events like Asian and World Championships as well as at the Olympic Games,” added Dahlan Al-Hamad, President of the Asian Athletics Association.

OCA representative Vahid Kardany said the OCA youth camp began in 2009 and stressed the good results of former youth camp participants at sport events such as the recent Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

“This camp will add a lot of technical values to the future careers of these young athletes,” he said. “We want to thank Aspire Academy for the opportunity to use these fantastic facilities; we want to thank the coaches for their commitment and everyone else who is involved in this camp in Doha.”

The OCA training takes place from September 1-14. The athletes are training daily at the indoor and outdoor track in the morning and the afternoon. They are supported by coaches and sports scientists of Aspire Academy who are collecting athletes’ data and giving the athletes and their personal coaches information they can use in their own training, both here and when they return home.


Aug 26, 2014: The Asian Athletics Association and Oceania Athletics today announced the Asia-Pacific team for the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 13-14 September.

Asia-Pacific team

100m: Femi Ogunode (QAT), Zhang Peimeng (CHN)
200m: Masafumi Naoki (JPN), Ogunode
400m: Yuzo Kanemaru (JPN), Yousef Ahmed Masrahi (KSA)
800m: Abdulrahman Musaeb Bala (QAT), Jeffrey Riseley (AUS)
1500m: Benson Seurei (BRN), Nick Willis (NZL)
3000m: Aweke Ayalew (BRN), Willis
5000m: Zane Robertson (NZL), Albert Rop (BRN)
3000m steeplechase: Ali Abubaker Kamal (QAT), John Koech (BRN)
110m hurdles: Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel (KUW), Xie Wenjun (CHN)
400m hurdles: Michael Cochrane (NZL), Takayuki Kishimoto (JPN)
High jump: Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT), Zhang Guowei (CHN)
Pole vault: Joel Pocklington (AUS), Xue Changrui (CHN)
Long jump: Henry Frayne (AUS), Li Jinzhe (CHN)
Triple jump: Cao Shuo (CHN), Renjith Maheswary (IND)
Shot put: Sultan Abdulmajeed Al-Hebshi (KSA), Tom Walsh (NZL)
Discus: Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi (KSA), Benn Harradine (AUS)
Hammer: Mohammed Ali Al-Zankawi (KUW), Dilshod Nazarov (TJK)
Javelin: Joshua Robinson (AUS), Ivan Zaytsev (UZB)
4x100m: Masaharu Mori (JPN), Masafumi Naoki (JPN), Yu Onabuta (JPN), Kazuma Oseto (JPN), Kotaro Taniguchi (JPN)
4x400m: Yuzo Kanemaru (JPN), Takamasa Kitagawa (JPN), Naoki Kobayashi (JPN), Julian Jrummi Walsh (JPN), Kaisei Yui (JPN)

100m: Melissa Breen (AUS), Olga Safronova (KAZ)
200m: Breen, Safronova
400m: Louise Jones (NZL), Anneliese Rubie (AUS)
800m: Tintu Luka (IND), Angela Smit (NZL)
1500m: Mimi Belete (BRN), Melissa Duncan (AUS)
3000m: Belete, Duncan
5000m: Tejitu Daba (BRN), Eloise Wellings (AUS)
3000m steeplechase: Ruth Jebet (BRN), Genevieve Lacaze (AUS)
100m hurdles: Ayako Kimura (JPN), Sally Pearson (AUS)
400m hurdles: Kemi Adekoya (BRN), Lauren Wells (AUS)
High jump: Sarah Cowley (NZL), Svetlana Radzivil (UZB)
Pole vault: Alana Boyd (AUS), Li Ling (CHN)
Long jump: Margaret Gayen (AUS), Lu Minjia (CHN)
Triple jump: Linda Leverton (AUS), Li Yanmei (CHN)
Shot put: Valerie Adams (NZL), Gong Lijiao (CHN)
Discus: Dani Samuels (AUS), Yang Yanbo (CHN)
Hammer: Wang Zheng (CHN), second athlete TBC
Javelin: Kimberley Mickle (AUS), Zhang Li (CHN)
4x100m: Yuki Jimbo (JPN), Yuki Miyazawa (JPN), Mizuki Nakamura (JPN), Maho Takamori (JPN), Tomoka Tsuchihashi (JPN)
4x400m: Kendra Hubbard (AUS), Lyndsay Pekin (AUS), Anneliese Rubie (AUS), Jessica Thornton (AUS), Lauren Wells (AUS)


Jinhua, 10 July 2014: China AA succesfully organised first ever China-Japan-Korea Friendship Athletic meeting on 6th July at Jinhua Sport Center, Zhejiang province of China. Over 120 athletes took part in 14 events. China emerged champion in men, women and overall category.

Earlier, Mr. Xiao Tian, Vice Minister of General Administration of Sport of China (GASC) declared meet open. Ceremony was attended by Mr. Du Zhaocai, IAAF Council Member, AAA Senior Vice President and Vice President & Secretary General of Chinese Athletic Association and Ms. Lin Danjun, Vice Mayor of Jinhua.

Gao Xinglong, 21 years old jumper from China won men's long jump with a personal best jump of 8.18m. Korean men 4x100m realy team won the Gold with a new National record timing of 38.74s. Manami Kira of Japan won women 400m hurdles final with a personal best performance of 56.79s.

Xie Wenjun of China won men's 110m hurdles in 13.55s. All participating countries decided to conduct this meeting annually. Next event will be held in Sapporo in Japan. Click here for detailed results.


16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2014
12-15 June
Taipei City, TPE

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Start list - Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
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Hurdler Kanai and Sprinter Chand delivered impressive marks in Asian junior championships

Taipei City – 15 June 2014
The rare women’s 5000m spoils followed by an array of good performances were the highlights of 16th Asian junior athletics championships which concluded at Taipei Municipal Stadium on Sunday (15).

Expectantly China once again took top position in the medal tally with 12 gold, 10 silver and 2 bronze medals. However athletes from other nations steal the show in the four-day meet. Notable among them are Japanese hurdler Taio Kanai, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, Qatari hammer throwers Ahmed and Ashraf.

Kanai, participating in his first major international competition outside Japan, clocked an outstanding 13.33 secs to win the 110m hurdles from teammate Masahiro Kagimoto (13.51). The above time was a new championship record and placed Kanai fourth in the world junior rankings for the season. If tuned further he will certainly make it to the podium in next month’s IAAF World junior championships at Eugene.

India’s national junior champion Dutee Chand had won two gold medals, one from 200m and another by anchoring her national 4 x 400m relay squad to victory. It could have been three had she made it to Taipei in time. However a confusion in visa application leads the late arrival of Indian team at the venue, hence forced Chand to miss the qualifying rounds for 100m scheduled on the opening day. The Indian sprinter had qualified for the 200m finals with a national junior mark of 23.57 secs and revealed her ambitions clear for others. However realising lesser opposition in finals, Chand ran a relaxed 23.74 secs to pocket the gold. Shanti Veronica Pereira set a Singapore record (23.99) while finished second. Incidentally Dutee Chand was a finalist in last year’s World youth championships and finished sixth in 100m at Donetsk.

Qatar’s World junior champion Ashraf Amjad El-Seifiy successfully defends his Asian junior title in hammer throw (79.71m) with his country-mate and World youth champion Ahmed Amgad Alsify (68.90) taking the silver position behind him on the first day of competitions. However that day belongs to distance runners Maki Izumida of Japan and Daria Maslova of Kyrgyzstan as they were locked in to an unprecedented ‘dead-heat’ in junior women’s 5,000m race. Both of them clocked an identical 16:18.35 (to be precise 16:18.345) and as the photo-finish could not able to separate them hence the duo have been declared as joint-winners.

In junior women’s 3000m steeplechase Nguyen Thi Oanh from Vietnam surprised her compatriots as she posted a new meet mark in 10:27.29 for a comfortable victory over others. However the men’s race saw a stiff competition and tight finish between Qatar’s Musab Alan Ali (9:02.80), Japan’s Takumi Murashima (9:03.35) and Khalil Naseri (9:03.54) of Iran. The Qatari made it a double by winning the 5000m as well.

From the Chinese camp, Liang Xiaojing was fastest among the junior women with 11.58 secs. Triple jumper Wang Rong had a thrilling win over her colleague Li Xiaohong in just 2 cm (13.64 to 13.62m) on the second day. However Li avenged her defeat in long jump (6.27) to Wang (6.15) two days later.

Japan’s Takuya Kawakami (10.47) snatched 100m gold from Sri Lankan Himasha Eashan (10.49) at the wire. Mohamed Hussein Abaraghi was third in 10.50 secs. But the Iranian went to set a new championship record of 20.63 secs in qualification round and then taking the 200m title on the final day. Abaraghi’s teammate Shahin Mehrdelan impressed in shot put with a stupendous 18.85m heave of the 6 kg iron ball.

In yet another thrilling finish Japan’s Ryoko Hirano (2:06.75) grabbed the gold from Indian Jessy Joseph (2:06.77) in 800m. Japan’s 4x100m relay quartet had won in a fast 39.49 secs over Thailand (39.74).

Hosts Chinese-Taipei had won four gold medals. Yu Chia-Hsuan in 400m hurdles (50.49), Hsu Shui-Chang in javelin throw (67.24) in junior men’s section besides Huang Hsiu-Wen in junior women’s hammer throw (56.81) were the notable victors for the host team. Detailed Results link – www. taipei2014.tw


China continue domination on Day 2

Taipei City, 13th June 2014: China maintain lead while Japan closely follow at the end of Day 2 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.


16th Asian Junior Athletics Championships

Chinese athletes ruled, but Qatari hammer throwers hog the limelight on day-1

The ‘show-time for youth’ commenced at Taipei Municipal Stadium on Thursday morning with Japanese school girl Kaori Kawazoe takes away the first gold medal on offer in junior women’s 10,000m race walk with a decent time of 50 minutes 38.05 secs. Twin sisters Diana (51:39.77) and Dana (52:13.42) Aidossova of Kazakhstan went home with other medals.

In the after-noon session, last year’s world youth championship silver medalist Bo-Kai Huang opened the medal hunt for China with a marvelous 5.25m clearance in pole vault. Triple jumpers Rong Wang (13.64m) and Xiao-Hong Li (13.62m) battled it out for the first two positions with Sri Lankan Vidusha Lakshani filled the podium on her third place leap of 12.87m.

The second Chinese sweep came in shot put where Xu Jia-Qi (16.50m) and Wang Ning-Yue (15.05m) did the trick for gold and silver medals. However what is surprised everyone was Indian record-holder Navjeet Kaur Dhillon’s determined effort to grab a bronze medal with a heave of 14.99m. Navjeet’s effort was commendable due to the fact that she had no time for any rest after an overnight flight or taking food and was lacking a training session to get a feel of the ground.

Izumida and Maslova shared the spoils in 5,000m

Japan’s Maki Izumida and Kyrgyzstan’s Daria Maslova were locked in to an unprecedented ‘dead-heat’ in junior women’s 5,000m race as they both timed an identical time of 16:18.35. As the photo-finish could not resolve determining the first place, both the runners were awarded with gold medals. North Korean Ji Hyang Kim got the bronze in 16:28.13.

Qatar’s World junior champion Ashraf Amjad El-Seify (79.71m) and World youth champion Ahmed Amgad Alsify (68.90m) had no opposition of anything worth as they were easily finished 1-2 in hammer throw. El-Seify however fell short of improving his meet mark of 80.85m that he registered while winning the title in the last edition held at Colombo, Sri Lanka, two years ago. He is holding the world junior record at 85.57m that he made while winning the World junior gold in Barcelona in 2012. His presence in Taipei hugely boosted the status of the championships in a great manner.

With three out of six titles already in their possession, the athletes from mainland China are leading the tables while Japan followed closely with 2 gold medals. -/ Ram. Murali Krishnan for AAA /-


16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2014- Taipei City
June 11, 2014: More than 650 athletes from 35 Asian Countires will vie for honours in the 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship in the Taipei City which will be held from 12th-15th June 2014.

The championship was declared open in the opening ceremony held at the Taipei Indoor arena adjucent to the main stadium in the presence of Chinese Taipei Olympic Committe, Chinese Taipei Track and Field Association , Sports Administration of Ministry of Education, athletes , coaches, technical officials, media and volunteers.

Gen. Dahlan AL HAMAD, President of Asian Athletics Association congratulated Chinese Taipei Track & Field Association and Sports Administration of Ministry of Education for hosting first time major athletics event of Asian Athletics Association in Taipei City. He said, this is an important event for young athletes of Asia who are embarking on major journey to become future champion and role model for many young athletes in their home countries. He wished them good competition and good performance. He acknowledged and urged media to support these athletes achievement. He also appreciated the efforts of volunteers who are core to the success of the smooth conduct of the championship. He ended his note with thank you to the sponsors and supporters of the championship.

Eariler, Asian Junior coaches conference and awards were held at Taipei stadium. Gen. Dahlan Al Hamad, president of Asian Athletics Association gave awards to the coaches and spoke of importance of coaches education in moulding of an champion athletes. More than 30 coaches from 25 Asian countries attended the conference


The 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference 2014

The 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference will be held in Eugene, USA, on Monday 28 July, giving the opportunity for coaches from nearly 180 national teams assembled for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships the chance to attend.

Held at the University of Oregon campus in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom, near Hayward Field where the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships will be staged between 22-27 July, the Conference will be opened by IAAF President Lamine Diack and features six experts from around the world discussing topics of interest in this category for the coaching profession.

Topics will include the physiological, psychological and training issues relevant to junior athletes, especially prodigious performers at an elite level.

Speakers include: IAAF Director of Development & Member Relations Dept. Malek El-Hebil, Dr Randall L Wilber (USA), Helmar Hommel (GER), Dr Keith Barr (USA), Professor Dr Ulrich Hartmann (GER), Dr Craig Poole (USA).

This Conference will be the latest in the series of coaching seminars promoted and organised by the IAAF as part of its commitment to the development of the sport.

It follows in the footsteps of the very successful 2nd IAAF World Coaches Conference held in Moscow last August, immediately after the conclusion of the 2013 IAAF World Championships. Click here to download Conference brochure



Youth Olympic Games 2014 - Asian Area Qualification
21st – 22nd May 2014 – Bangkok Thailand

Start list & Results | Photos

Sung Kanping delivered the best performance of the day in discus throw

Bangkok – 22 May 2014
Eight athletes (5 boys and 3 girls) extend their winning-streak from Asian Youth Games while an equal number suffered upset defeats as the two-day Asian Area Qualification competition for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games concludes at Thammasat Stadium here on Thursday evening.

The hosts of this year’s Youth Olympics and Asian sporting powerhouse China clinched top spots in 19 out 36 events contested.

Discus thrower Sung Kanping delivered the best performance of the day as she hurled the disc to a personal best to 52.07m – the third best mark among youth athletes in this season for the above event.

On the opening day her colleague Xiang Jiabo increased his World Lead in youth javelin throw with a massive 78.69m while long jumper Zong Peifeng leaped 7.48m – the second best in 2014 to date after Australian Joseph Muller’s 7.49m achieved at Sydney in March.

However Liu Hongliang, holding the world leading mark of 8:14.61 in boys’ 3000m, finished a disappointing third place today by clocking 8:33.46. Bahrain’s Abdo Abdi Ibrahim (8:26.39) and Indian Kisan Tadvi (8:27.87) take away the first two places in this event.

Earlier in the morning Ma Zhenxia opened the Chinese gold haul by race walked to 5,000m in 23:59.22. Promising Indian walker K.T. Neena could manage only a fourth place in her slow time of 26:14.78.

Ding Yuanbo in hammer throw (75.58m) and Dong Yu in girls’ shot put (16.92m) delivered noteworthy performances. Japan’s Hiramatsu Yuji cleared 2.12m national youth record to win the high jump.

Qatar’s Youssour Idriss Moussa ran a tactical 800m in 1:52.70 to win over Bahraini Gelchu Abdi Ali (1:53.84). In that process he also pushed Asian Youth Games champion Lee Sangmin from Korea to third spot in 1:53.96. Bahrain also suffered another defeat in women’s race as Mokonin Desi (2:11.39) finished second to Japan’s Takahashi Hina (2:09.28).

Another Chinese hammer thrower – Xu Xinying – won the girls’ event with a splendid throw measured to 65.13m. Teammate Shang Ningyu was second at 61.75m. Here again another Asian youth champion and local star Mingkamon Koomphon suffered a defeat as she ended in third place with 57.22m.

Two other home favourites – triple jumper Khathawut Meanim and hurdler Witthawat Thumcha – upset the fans as they too suffered defeats in the hands of Chinese athletes. Xu Zhihang takes the 400m hurdles in 50.74 secs in which Thumcha finished second in 51.01s. In triple jump Gao Zhilin emerged winner with a leap of 15.26m whilst Meanim ended in seventh place more than one metre behind at 14.10m. However another Thai, Chakkrit Panthasa, compensated it in a bronze position with a 15.13m jump.

-/ Ram. Murali Krishnan for AAA /-


Youth Olympic Games – Asian Area Qualifying competition

Xiang Jiabo raised his javelin world lead to 78.69m as super-power China dominates on day-1

Bangkok – 21 May 2014- China’s ace javelin thrower Xiang Jiabo extends his world leading mark as he hurled the 700 grams spear to an amazing distance of 78.69m on the first day of Asian Area Qualifying competition at Thammasat Stadium in the Thailand capital today. His stupendous display put him as a hot contender for gold medal in the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held at in Nanjing this August.
Indian youth champion Neeraj Chopra was a distant second with 70.54m mark while Korean Kim Woo-jung finished third at 66.43m in the above event.
As expected athletes China, which is going to host the Youth Olympic Games this year, dominated the proceedings right from the beginning. He Xianghong ruled the opening event, boys’ 10000m race walk, clocking a decent 45 minutes 59.06 secs. His teammate Han Jianping pinned the top spot in shot put by tossing the 5 kg iron ball to 18.75m while Zhong Peifeng leaped 7.48m for similar honour in long jump.
After a clean sweep in the morning session, Chinese athletes continue to deliver superlative performances with Ge Lijuan takes on the javelin title in the girls division with a throw measured to 49.91m. Kazakh girl Warwara Nazarova was close second in 49.33 and Indian Pushpa Jakhar with 48.73m finished third.
The first non-chinese to deliver a victorious performance had been Saudi Arabia’s Hussein Assem Al-Hizam. Already holding a world leading mark in youth boys’ pole vault (5.32m) that he registered while winning the Arab junior championships at Cairo earlier this year went on to scale 5.10m at Bangkok for the podium finish. Iraqi Abdulwahid Muntadher (4.95m) and Japan’s Uehara Hibiki (4.85m) took the next two spots behind the Arab vaulter.
Chinese-Taipei high jumper Lee Ching-ching proved she is a cut above the rest as she triumphs the event by sailing over 1.74m. That height was 10 cm above what four other jumpers from different countries managed to clear this evening. Indian metric miler Ajay Kumar Saroj was top in boys’ 1500m race clocking 3:56.47. Bahrain’s Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa took the women’s title in 4:21.61.
The Chinese were back in business with Asian Youth Games champion Cheng Yulong overcame initial hiccups to win the discus throw with a personal best 63.66m. A world youth championship bronze medalist, Yulong was trailing in third place with a non-descript 58.61m after three rounds. However his fourth round 63.66m put him back on the ‘numero uno’ position. His country-mate Zhang Xiangnan, credited with a world leading 65.52m and was leading the fray in the initial stages, finished second with 62.82m.
Kirthana Ramasamy, a Malaysian with Indian-origin parents, provided a stunner in the triple jump as she led the event with her opening 12.80m. Kirthana sealed the top spot on her fifth round 13.03m before improving her personal best to another excellent 13.06m leap in the final round. In that process she improved her PB four times today. Korean Lee Hyeon-Jeong and Kazakh jumper Anna Gorodkova with identical 12.81m took the next two spots.
Mao Guorong of China Naser Salwa Eid from Bahrain took the 400m titles for boys and girls with timings of 47.57 secs and 54.54s respectively. Al-Amrani Bader Ali became the second athlete from Saudi Arabia to attain a podium finish today through his victory in 2,000m steeplechase in a noteworthy 6:03.70. Syria’s Fatima Raya made it a ‘golden day’ for gulf athletics with similar win in girls’ section clocking 7:14.11.
In an interesting dual for the top spot in 110m hurdles Japan’s Kanai Nao clinched the gold in 13.77 secs just ahead of Indian Maymon Poulose, who in the second place improved his national youth best to a marvelous 13.80s. Home favourite Parinya Munaek came third in 13.84s. With a win in 100m hurdles for girls, Nana Fujimori made it a Japanese affair in 13.59 secs. Japan also collected another gold medal through its sprinter Kenta Oshima, who stopped the clock in 10.56m to become the fastest boy of the area qualifying competition. Chinese girls made it 1-2 in the women’s 100m sprint through Liang Xiaojing (11.67s) and Ge Manqi (11.89s) as Taipei’s Hu Chia-Chen went home with a bronze in 11.93 secs. ( Ram Murli Krishnan for AAA)


Asian 20KM Walking Championship 2014- Nomi-shi JAPAN

March 16, 2014: Hyunsub Kim of South Korea wins Asian 20KM Walking Championship held at Nomi City in JAPAN with a new South Korean record timing of 1:19:24. Host Japan walker Yusuke Suzuki finished on the second place in 1:21:01 while India's Gurmeet Singh logged his best ever time in Nomi with a third place in 1:21:30.

Tongmei Zhou of China won Women 20km title at the Asian 20KM Walking Championship at Nomi City , Japan with a performance of 1:31:58. Rei Inoue of Japan finished on the second place in 1:32:56. India's Khusbir Kaur who was in lead for most of the race ended up on the third place in 1:33:37, new Indian record. . Final Results


Asian Grand Prix

Asian Grand Prix Series 2014 will not be held this year. The reason being our two regular hosts, Thailand and China will be Organising two major events, the Asian Youth Games Selection Trials and the Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing, China.- AAA


Asian 20KM Walking Championship 2014


Important Notice: Asian Athletics Association is committed to fight against doping in alignment with the worldwide anti-doping movement. Asian Athletics Association will conduct pre-competition blood testing at the Asian 20KM Race walking Championship to be held in Nomi, Japan on March 16, 2014 in collaboration with IAAF. This will be the first championships to carry out blood testing by AAA. Blood testing will be conducted on the day before the race i.e. March 15, 2014. Appointed athletes will be notified in advance, so the athletes concerned should report to the doping control station as per instruction. Blood sample of 3ml will be collected. A failure to undergo doping control test following the notification will constitute an anti-doping rule violation under IAAF Rule 32.2 (c) and (d). When coming to the doping control station, athletes are required to bring their passport (For Japanese: Driver's license or employee ID card with photo)

Asian Cross Country Championship 2014
Fukuoka (JPN)

22 Feb, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
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Start List : Senior Men | Senior Women
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6th Asian Indoor Athletics Championship 2014
Hangzhou (CHN)
15-16 Feb 2014

Schedule & Start List | Records | Results - Day 1 | Day 2 | Medal | Photo

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