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Athletes from Asia shine in the 6th CISM World Military Games in Korea

Athletes from Asian countries won as many as 35 medals including 16 Gold medals in the track and field events of recently concluded 6th CISM World Military Games (4-11Oct 2015) in Korea. Athletes from Bahrain lead the gold rush with 7 gold medals followed by China with 4 gold medals and Saudi Arabia with 2 gold medals. 

Barakat Mubarak Al-Harthi of Oman emerged fastest athlete of the Games with a performance of 10.16s, also a new National record for Oman. Syrian high jumper Majid Eldein Ghazal improved his national record to 2.31m to win Gold medal in the men’s high jump. Asian record holder Youssef Ahmed Al-Masrahi of Saudi Arabia won men’s 400m with 45.18s

Salwa Eid Nasser of Bahrain set World Youth leading mark in the 400m with a Gold medal winning performance of 51.39s. Zhang Wenxiu of China set new Hammer throw Games record with a throw of 74.87m.

For results click here. 

Liu hong wins first Gold medal for China in the IAAF World Championship 2015

Beijing, 28 Aug 2015- World record holder Liu Hong lived up to her top billing as favourite to win 20km walk and finally she brought first gold medal for the host China and first Asian winner in the IAAF World Championship at Beijing.

Liu Hong, best female athlete of Asia clocked 1:27:45 in the sweltering morning heat of Beijing to win Gold medal. Liu was challenged by her teammate and former Asian record holder Lu Xiuzhi who finished 0.26sec behind Liu but official time was given same of Liu i.e 1:27:45. It was the closest finish in the IAAF World championship for walking event. Ukraine's Lyudmyla Olyanovska won bronze in 1:28:13. Medals were awarded by the Du Zhaocai, head of CAA and IAAF council member during the evening session.

Mr. Xi Jinping, President of PR of China awarded with "IAAF Golden Order of Merit"

Beijing, Aug 30, 2015 - IAAF World Championship was succesfully concluded in Beijing, capital city of PR of China which also hosted successful 2008 Summer Olympic Games. On August 22, IAAF awarded Mr. Xi Jinping, President of PR of China with "IAAF Golden Order of Merit" in the presence of IAAF president and Vice Presidents including Dahlan Al-hamad, President of AAA who was re-elected as IAAF vice president.  

Host China concluded the campaign with highest ever medal tally in the World Championship by winning total 9 medals, one more than 1993 edition. Total 5 Asian countries ( CHN, JPN, TJK, BRN and KAZ)  figured in the final medal tally. Total three new Asian records were set during the championship.

Next World championship will be held in London in 2017.

Yousef Ahmed Masrahi of Saudi Arabia set an Asian record in the 400-metre heats at the world championships

Beijing, Aug 24, 2015- Yousef Ahmed Masrahi of Saudi Arabia set an Asian record in the 400-metre heats at the IAAF World championships on Sunday ( Aug 23), joining a select group of five who have run sub-44 seconds this season. Yousef became the 13th runner in the World to run 400m under 44 seconds.

Masrahi ran the one-lap race in 43.93 seconds to improve the continental record he had already held since last year by a whopping half a second. He crouched down and kissed the track after crossing the line.

In the same heat at the Bird’s Nest, Rusheen McDonald set a Jamaican record in the same time. It further underscored the excellent times that have been run by a slew of contenders this season.