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Japan emerge on top - 17th Asian Junior Athletics 2016

Ho Chi Minh City- Japan emerged on the top of the medal tally of the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2016 held at Ho Chi Minh City from June 3-6. Japan athletes won 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 4 Bronze medal. Runners up position went to China with 11 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 bronze medals. India finished on the third rank with 7 Gold 4 Silver and 4 Bronze.

Ishizuka Haruko of Japan was in the clear by the time she crossed 10th hurdle, winning gold medal in the women 400m hurdles with a performance of 57.91s. Khuat Phuong Anh of Vietnam took over Lin Yu Chieh of Chinese Taipei at the finish line to secud silver medal in 59.78s. Lin clocked 1:00.02 for bronze medal.

It was another Japanese victory in the men's 400m hurdles when Watanabe Yoshiro fend of late challenge from Feng Zhiqiang of China to win race in 50.86s. Feng clocked 51.49s for silver medal while Kim Hyan-bin of South Korea took bronze with a performance of 52.55s

Men's javelin throw final kept its drama till the last throw thanks to the championship record breaking throw by Sado Junya of Japan in the last attempt measuring 77.97m. This upset rhythm of Niraj Chopra of India and World junior leader who failed to respond Sado's throw and had to settle with first round best of 79.60m. Both throwers broke 15 years old championship record of 79.22m set by Chen Qi of China. Pakistan's Nadeem Arshad won bronze medal with a best throw of 73.40m

Jin-Suok Sung of Korea jumped to 16.19m his second ever best distance in the triple jump which was enough to secure him gold medal in the final of the men's triple jump. Liu Mingxuan of China leaped to 16.05m for silver medal. India's Sonu Kumar beat Srilanka's Liyanpedige by 1cm to claim bronze medal with a jump of 15.99m.

Lili Das of India secured double gold medal of the championship with a win in the women's 800m final clocking 2:06.64s. Ikezaki Airi of Japan pushed hard in the home stretch to catch up with Lily but had to settle on the second place in 2:07.21s. Arina Kleshchukova of Kyrgyzstan won only medal for her country in the form of bronze with a performance of 2:07.56s.

In the men's 800m, India's Amoj Jacob PA had enough time to punch in the air before finish line and still winning the race while others trying to catch up with him. Amoj clocked 1:51.82s to win gold medal for India. It was another tactical error for Qatar's Youssouf Idriss who lost out on the gold medal for the second time. Idriss finished on the second place in 1:52.28s while Albzaznah Mohammed Raheem of Iraq took third place in 1:52.78s.

As expected Yang Chun Han of Chinese Taipei won men's 200m final with a performance of 20.73s though still outside of Rio grade. Jantan Khairul Hafiz of Malaysia won his second medal of the championship with a performance of 21.15s. Inuzuka Wataru of Japan finished close on the third place with 21.16s.

It was time for home crowd to cheer for Le Tu Chinh who went on to win gold medal in the women 200m final with a performance of 23.94s. Emotional Le could not control her tears of joy following the win. Poolekerd Supanich of Thailand crossed finish line on the second place in 24.41s while Mohd Sabri Noor Eeewan Syafiqah of Malaysia won bronze medal in 24.50s.

Du Jiani of China win Gold medal in the women's heptathlon scoring total points of 5031. Aleksandra Yurkevskaya of Uzbekistan finished second with 4859 points and Vietnam's Nguyen Linh Na won bronze in 4564 points

Nana Kuraoka of Japan won women's 3000m gold medal with a performance of 9:31.46s. DPR Korea's Pak Jin Hyang (9:50.72s) and Choe Hyon Ju (10:01.94s) took second and third place respectively. 

In the men's 10000m, Sota Watanabe took early lead for about half way before India's Abhishek Pal, brother of Rahul Pal who had won gold medal in 10000m in Colombo Asian Junior 2012 took over the lead from Sota but it did not last long and 3 laps to go Sota surged ahead to develop a considerable gap which Abhishek tried to close to just a meter by the time Sota crossed finish line with winning time of 31:23.93s. Abhishek took silver medal in 31:24.06s. Kisan Tadvi of India won bronze medal in 32:07.12s.

Men's 4x400m relay was won by Thailand clocked 3:11.59s to beat India to second place. Indian team managed 3:12.12s while Saudi Arabian team grabbed third spot in 3:12.37s.

Last gold medal of the championship went to Indian women team who won women 4x400m relay with a performance of 3:43.57s beating host Vietnam team. Vietnam clocked 3:44.56s while Thailand finished on the third place in 3:50.79s.

Photos from day 4 - https://www.facebook.com/asianjunior/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1002277336545996

attached files- results day 4 and final medal tally

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Download this file (AJC16-FinalMedal.pdf)AJC16-FinalMedal.pdf[ ]268 kB
Download this file (AJC16-R4.pdf)AJC16-R4.pdf[ ]226 kB

Ibrahim of Qatar sets new record in Discus Throw- Day 3 of 17th Asian Junior Athletics

Ho Chi Minh- Ibrahim Moaaz Mohamed of Qatar set first championship record of the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2016. Ibrahim erased 15 year old championship record of 60.14m set by Wu Tao of China, with a throw of 60.49m to win the men’s discus throw final. Ando Yume of Japan achieved best throw of 58.80m for silver medal. Yukinaga Shinichi, winner of shot put, added another medal to his tally by winning bronze medal with a throw of 54.79m.

Another Qatar athlete, Saifeldin Muhand Khamis won men’s 3000m steeplechase final with a performance of 9:26.79s. Host Vietnam runners Le Trung Duc (9:27.40s) and Le Quang Hoa (9:31.86s) finished on the second and third place respectively. 

In the women’s 3000m steeplechase final Mukai Chika of Japan won Gold medal with comfortable lead over two North Korean runners. Mukai clocked 10:21.04s to win while Ro Hyo Hyong took 10:31.02s to take silver medal and her teammate Ju Ok Byol finished on the third place with 10:41.91s.

Thailand women team (Charoensuk Parichat, Chattha On-uma, Runana Sureewan and Khongthong Suwimon ) claimed back 4x100m relay title from China winning in 45.23s. China settled on the second place with 45.41s. Hong Kong China was third with 45.84s. 

In the men’s 4x100m relay final Chinese Taipei team ( Yeh Shou Bo, Yang Chun Han, Liu Chao Hsuan and Shen Yu Sen) took top honours with a performance of 39.75s beating Malaysian team to second place. Malaysia clocked 39.91s while Thailand team took 40.36s to cover 400m for Bronze medal.

Muhammad Mohd Rizzua Haizad of Malaysia booked his place for World juniors with a last moment dip at the finish line to win men’s 110m hurdles in headwind performance of 14.00s. India’s Maymon Poulose made worthy of his team selection with silver medal in 14.02s. Zhang Tao of China was third in 14.05s. 

In the women’s 100m hurdles Yu Jiaru of China was declared winner after disqualification of winner Yumi Tanaka of Japan who was initially shown red card for foul start but later allowed to run under protest pending decision . Yu took 13.79s to win gold medal while two Chinese Taipei runners Cheng Tang Hsiu (13.97s) and Lin Shih Ting (14.11s) finished on the second and third place respectively. 

Fujita Keitaro of Japan won men’s high jump final clearing a height of 2.16m. Ahmad Muhammad Syazwan of Malaysia finished on the second place clearing 2.14m. Iraq’s Al-Ibraheemi Hussein Falah won bronze medal with 2.14m height clearance. 

Women’s triple jump final witnessed close dual between Kirthana Ramasamy of Malaysia and Mariya Ovchinnikova of Kazakhstan. Mariya was leading mid-way with a jump of 13.19m before Kirthana jumped to new personal best of 13.20m in the 4th attempt to take lead of just 1 cm over Mariya. Mairya could not better that distance and had to settle on the second place behind Kirthana. Kirthana not only won the gold medal but also achieved World junior qualification distance. Anna Gorodkova of Kazakhstan took bronze medal with a jump of 12.97m.  

Women’s pole vault title went to Chen Qiaoling of China clearing a height of 4.15m. Misaki Morota of Japan grabbed silver medal in 3.80m and Wu Chiaju of Chinese Taipei took bronze in 3.60m

Women’s Hammer Throw, last event of the day was won by Zhao Fan of China with a throw of 61.77m. Her teammate Ji Li took silver medal with a throw of 58.11m. Thailand’s Koomphon Mingkamon grabbed bronze medal throwing hammer to 56.44m. 

Find below attached results of day three

Attachments:
Download this file (AJC16-R3.pdf)AJC16-R3.pdf[ ]233 kB

Japan leads day one of the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2016

Japan won two gold medals on the opening day of the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2016.

Kori Nanaka (郡 菜々佳) won women shot put final with a new personal best throw of 15.89m. Chinese Dong Yu and Liu Ziyue took silver and bronze with a best throw of 14.23m and 14.22m.

In the men’s 5000m final, Takato Suzuki (鈴木 塁人) lead race from start to finish to win his first ever Asian title. Aizawa Akira also from Japan won silver medal with a performance of 14:32.08s. India’s Murlikumar Tulsybhai Gavit took bronze medal in 14:49.41s.

Nguyen Thi Truc Mai of host Vietnam brought first Gold medal in the Women long jump with a jump of 6.34m. She was given tough fight by Thailand's Parinya Chuaimaroeng who jumped 6.28m to claim silver medal. Yao Jiayu of China took bronze medal in 6.04m.

Abdulwahid Muntadher Falih of Iraq displayed brave efforts on his way to win Gold medal in spite of injured leg in men Pole vault final clearing a height of 5.25m after Thailand's Amsang Patsapong cleared 5.20m a new personal best for young Thai. He won silver medal. Iraq's another vaulter Alateej Ali Mohsin took bronze medal clearing 5.10m.

Earlier in the morning session, Wang Wenjing (王文静), 17 year old walker from China won her maiden International title with a win in the Women 10000m walk held at Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Wang took  50:23.89s to complete the distance while her teammate Cun Hailu grabbed silver medal in 50:37.03s. India’s Ravina won bronze medal in 51:09.48s.

Follow regular updates on facebook page of the championship - https://web.facebook.com/asianjunior/ and Twitter updates on https://twitter.com/asianathletics 

Attached documents-

1. Results of Day one ( 3rd June)
2. Start List of Day Two
3. Medal Tally
4. Updated Schedule
5. Championship Records

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Download this file (AJC16-R1.pdf)AJC16-R1.pdf[ ]187 kB
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Download this file (AJC16-SCHEDULE.pdf)AJC16-SCHEDULE.pdf[ ]306 kB
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17th Asian Junior Athletics Day two- Jantan Khairul Hafiz of Malaysia and Liu Qun of China emerged fastest Asian junior

Ho Chi Minh-  On the day two of the 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championship, Jantan Khairul Hafiz of Malaysia and Liu Qun of China emerged fastest Asian junior men and women runners respectively. Jantan won men’s 100m in a close finish with a personal best performance of 10.36s beating Japan’s Ippei Takeda (10.41s) and Mohammed Abdullah Abkar of Saudi Arabia (10.45s). 

In the women’s 100m final Liu Qun of China blast off from starting blocks to take early lead but Hong Kong’s Chan Pui Kei caught up with Liu in the last 20meters to take race into close finish almost edging out Liu however, Kei missed out on the gold medal in spite of new personal best performance. Liu won Gold medal in 11.84s while Pui settled on silver with 11.85s. Chattha on-Uma of Thailand grabbed bronze medal in 11.88s.

Jisna Mathew of India won women’s 400m final with a comfortable lead clocking 53.85s. Huang Guifen of China finished on the second place with 54.92s. Ishizuka Haruko and Iwata Yuna of Japan fought hard for the third place which was won by Haruko in 55.40s to Yuna’s 55.41s.

Mizuki Obuchi of Japan won men’s 400m with a performance 47.52s. Yaseen Taha Hussein of Iraq’s finished on the second place in 47.55s beating Souleyman Abdallah Djimat (47.83s) of Saudi Arabia to third place. 

Indian athletes dominated 1500m races. Lili Das was first to arrive at finish line with a timing of 4:29.50. Ueda Mina of Japan took 4:30.76s to finish on the second place. In rare photo finish, Harmilan Kaur Bains of India and DPR Korea’s Pak Jin Hyang awarded with Bronze medal for the identical performance of 4:33.02s. 

By the time men’s 1500m final started it was pouring monsoon rain. Defending champion Idriss Mousa Youssouf of Qatar was running with a plan to keep the title however to his shock India’s Ajay Kumar Saroj who was tailing Idriss closely surged ahead in the last defining 200m to win race in 3:57.55s leaving Idriss to settle on the silver medal with 3:58.28s. Assadizakalaki Ata of Iran won bronze medal in 4:03.37s.

Japan runners took top 2 positions in the final of the women 5000m run. Omari hana won the gold medal with a performance of 16:57.39s while Ogata Misaki took silve in 17:04.76s. Choe Hyon Ju of DPR Korea was third with 17:08.79s.

Earlier in the morning session, Zhang Yao of China surged ahead in the last lap to take over leader Morita Yasushi of Japan to claim gold medal in the men’s 10000m walk final with a performance of 44:33.00. Morita settled on the second place with 44:33.79s. Song Yun-Hwa of South Korea crossed finished line in complete exhaustion clocking 45:38.45s to claim bronze medal.

India’s Ashish Jakhar won men’s hammer throw final with a performance of 69.00m. AL-BAYATI HUSSEIN THAMER of Iraq finished on distinct second with a distance of 65.71m. TILLAVOLDIKHUJAEV JALOLKHON of Uzbekistan took third place with a throw of 63.77m.

YUKINAGA SHINICHI of Japan was a class apart in the men’s shot put final whose last attempt measured 18.41m, a new personal best and Gold medal for Japan. Iran’s LOTFOLLAHIDEHKHARGHANI AMIN and ROSTAMIMOGHADDAMLOTFABAD MAHDI claimed silver and bronze medal position with a throw of 17.57m and 17.53m respectively. 

Chai Yanbo of China could not control her tears of joy when she emerged winner in the women high jump final. Chai cleared 1.74m to win. On the other side DUBOVITSKAYA NADEZHDA of Kazakhstan experienced tears of disappointment of losing out on the gold medal even though she cleared same height of 1.74m but lost out on the count of failures. Nadezhda won silver medal. Tsai Ching Jung of Chinese Taipei finished on the third place clearing a height of 1.71m.

ZHONG PEIFENG of China won men's long jump final which was disrupted due to heavy rain. Zhong jumped to 7.84m to win gold. Close fight was seen among Nomura Tomoya and Adachi Kazuma, both from Japan for the runner up place. Nomura prevail with 7.75m jump while Kazuma settled on the bronze medal with 7.73m.

Su Lingdon of China won women’s javelin throw final with a throw of 57.32m. Chang Chu of Chinese Taipei was second throwing 53.14m while Nazarova Varvara of Kazakhstan grabbed third place with a best throw of 52.76m. 

Yuma Maruyama of Japan won men's decathlon title after two days of gruelling competition. Yuma scored total 6748 points. Wang Chen Yu of Chinese Taipei finished on the second place scoring total 6624 points. India's Krishna Kumar won bronze medal with a performance of 6551 points 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1000778050029258.1073741841.606015162838884&type=1&l=dfcb953d11 to view photos from day two

Attached files

1. Results of Day two ( 4th June)
2. Start List Day Three ( 5th June)
3. Medal Tally (Day Two)

Attachments:
Download this file (AJC16-d2-MEDAL.pdf)AJC16-d2-MEDAL.pdf[ ]266 kB
Download this file (AJC16-R2.pdf)AJC16-R2.pdf[ ]314 kB
Download this file (AJC16-S3.pdf)AJC16-S3.pdf[ ]175 kB

1st AAA Cross Country and Road Running Committee Meeting Held in Yangzhou, China

The first AAA Cross Country and Road Running Committee Meeting was held this afternoon  in Yangzhou, China . 

The meeting was Opened  by the Mayor of Yangzhou City ,  H.E. Zhu Minyang .

The meeting was attended by IAAF Vice President and AAA President Gen. Dahlan Al Hamad and chaired by Mr. Du Zhaocai , Chairman of the AAA Cross Country and Road Running Committee.

 

Earlier in the day Gen. Dahlan met with H.E.  Xie Zhengyi , Party Secretary of Yangzhou City 

And attended the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon and National Half Marathon Championships.