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Interest of Asia is my priority says Dahlan Al-Hamad, President of AAA

Dahlan Al-Hamad President of AAA with Presidents of Africa,Europe, The Balkans, Russian, Hungarian and German Athletics

Aug 01, 2015 - IAAF, World governing body of Athletics will see change of guards in the forthcoming election ahead of the IAAF World Championship in Athletics in Beijing, China. Prospective candidates has been rallying around the World to gather support for their candidature.

All eyes will be on the result of the President post which is being contested between two legendary athletes Seb Coe of United Kingdom and Sergey Bubka of Ukraine.

214 member federations will also elect IAAF Council which govern the sport. "It is my priority to ensure interest of Asia and Asian candidates are represented well in the new team of IAAF", said Dahlan Al-Hamad, President of AAA who is in Pitesti, Romania to attend the Balkan Championships. 

Records galore in the Silver jubilee edition of the Kosonov Memorial International Athletic meet at Almaty

Aug 1, 2015- As many as six new meet records were set in the recently held 25th edition of the Kosonov Memorial International Athletic meet at Almaty on July 25-26.


Meet is organized in the memory of Guzman Kosanov, silver medallist (4x100m) in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games, then representing USSR, who was the first Olympic Medallist from Kazakhstan.

Athletes from 11 European and Asian countries took part in the meet.

Hassan Taftian of Iran, Former Asian Junior champion and unbeaten in the Asian Grand Prix series 2015 continued his excellent form with blistering 10.10s in the men’s 100m to set new Iranian record as well as meet record. Reza Ghasemi also from Iran finished on the second place in 10.12s. Vitaliy Zemis, upcoming talented youngster from Kazakhstan took third place in 10.35s.

Another Iranian, Mohammed Hussein Abaraghi set new Iranian record in 200m and a meet record with a performance of 20.47s. Reza had to settle again in the second place in 20.68s.

In the women’s 100m, Asian leader Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan won the race in 11.30s however she equalled Asian leading performance of 11.20s in the heats. Olesya Povh of Ukraine finished close second in 11.32 and 400m specialist Yuliya Rakhmanova  of host Kazakhstan took third place in 11.73s

Vitaliy Butrym of Ukraine won men’s 400m with record performance of 45.01s.

Men’s high jump was hotly contested where Batyrkhan Baymukhametov  of Kazakhstan and Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh of Iran both cleared 2.25m, a new meet record. However Baturkhan was announced winner.

Sukhrob Khodyayev of Uzbekistan set new meet record in the men’s hammer throw with a throw of 78.22m. Mergen Mammedov of Turkmenistan finished distant second place with 66.02m. Abderaouf Musoyev of Tajikstan took third place in  57.81.


Women 4x100m relay event was held for the first time and Kazakhstan women team made most of it by winning it with a new national record of 43.30s. Uzbekistan team finished on the second place in 48.70s and third place went to Kyrgyzstan team in 49.95s. 

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Syrian Ghazal scale new heights in High Jump- Asian Grand Prix 2nd leg

Pathumthani, 26 June: Ghazal Majd Eddin of Syria erupted with jubilance after clearing 2.29m in the men’s high jump final which not only brought him his maiden international gold medal but also secured him his 4th World championship participation and a new National record.  

Ghazal was determined to win this time and he did it finally after numerous silver place positions in his 8 year career in high jump.  

Iran’s Keyvan Ghanbarzadah failed to reply Ghazal’s height and had to settle on the silver medal with 2.26m. Chinese Taipei’s Hsing Chun-hsien took third place clearing 2.23m.

Weng Chunxia of China improved on her personal best in the Discus throw to 62.20m to retain Gold medal.  Weng is happy to achieve World Championship qualification but she still need to add few more meters to her personal best to secure berth in the National team.

“I am 4th best in the Country and only 3 can compete in Beijing so I would need to work more on the distance to guarantee my place” said Weng.  Her teammate Feng Bin maintained her second place with 58.19m while Thailand’s Subenrat Insaeng could not improve after her first round throw of 57.73m and remained on the third place.

Asian champion Inderjeet Singh of India added 2cm more to his 1st leg performance in the men’s shot put, enough to break existing Grand prix record of 19.84m.

Deeply religious and vegetarian, 130kg giant from the city of Bhiwani of Haryana state of India is confident of spectacular throw in the last leg of the series.

Chinese Guo Yanxing’s last round push earned him silver medal with a distance of 19.26m while his teammate Wang Guangfu managed 18.72m for third place. 

As many as 12 athletes remained unbeaten in the second leg and now they all hope to achieve hat trick of winning in the last leg. 

3nd and final leg of the Asian Grand Prix 2015 will be held on 29th June from 2:30pm onwards at Chanthaburi, 300km south of Bangkok.

Results are attached here. or photos click here

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Tang Gongchen shine in the 3rd leg of Asian Grand Prix 2015

July 5, Singapore- Tang Gongchen (唐功臣) of China set lone Asian Grand Prix record in the third and concluding leg of the Asian Grand Prix Series 2015 held on June 29 at Chanthaburi (Thailand).  

Tang maintained his winning streak in the men’s long jump and top to that he pulled up all his energy to set new personal best of 8.17m and Beijing World Championship qualification. 

India’s Ankit Sharma left disappointed with another silver medal and below par expectations distance of 7.87m. Li Chengbin of China took bronze in 7.82m.

As many as 9 athletes remained unbeaten in the Asian Grand Prix Series 2015.  

Former Asian Junior champion Hassan Taftian of Iran mainatined his supermacy in 100m winning it in 10.41s. India’s Jinson Johnson was jubliant with unbeaten run in men’s 800m, winning it in 1:50.56s. Kuwait’s Yacoub Mohamed Al-Youha won men’s high hurdles  in 13.82s to complete hattrick. India’s Inderjeet Singh emerged strongman of the series winning all three legs in the men’s Shot put. He threw 19.83m to register his third win at Chanthaburi Sports Stadium. He was challenged by Chinese Wang Guangfu who threw his season best distance of 19.55m. 

In the women’s seciton, Viktoriya Zyabkina of Kazakstan clocked 11.40s to win women‘s 100m for the third time. W.K.L.A.Nimali of Srilanka has to dig dip to find an extra energy to emerge winner in the women 800m final and she did it with a performance of 2:06.73s. Experienced Anastasiya Pilipenko of Kazakstan confirtably won women’s 100m hurdles in 13.55s to remained unbeaten in the series. In the throwing events, Bian Ka of China remained unbeaten in the women’s shot put with a distanct of 18.34m.

$150,000 prized series was successfully organised by Athletic Association of Thailand.

Results are attached herewith . Photos can be found here.

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Hassan Taftian set Asian Grand Prix record in 100m- Asian Grand Prix 2015 1st leg

Bangkok, 23 June- Hassan Taftian, 22 years old fastest Iranian runner bounced back from hamstring injury which ruled him out of Asian Championship last month to set new Asian Grand Prix record of 10.24s in the 1st leg of AAA Asian Grand Prix Athletics held at National Stadium in Bangkok.  Hassan, former Asian junior champion is upbeat on the remaining two legs where he is hopeful to amend timings further down. Chinese Pan Xinyue clocked 10.44s to grab second spot while Calvin Kang representing Singapore took third place in 10.56s

In the men’s javelin throw, fresh from Wuhan win, Asian champion Huang Shih-Feng of Chinese Taipei launched another 80m plus throw (4th time in 2015) to pocket $1500. Ma Qun of China improved on his Wuhan performance to 78.19m to finish on the second place, pushing teammate Li Yingchang to third place who threw 72.92m.

Asian champion Inderjeet Singh of India fell short of 1cm to equal fellow Indian Navpreet Singh’s Asian Grand prix record of 19.84m. Inderjeet dominated the event with a lead of over a meter to the nearest rival. Chinese duo Wang Guangfu ( 18.82m) and Guo Yanxing ( 18.79m) finished on the second and third place respectively. 

Close contest in the men’s long jump stretched to the last round when Asian championship bronze medallist Tang Gongchen of China jumped to 7.79m to snatch lead from India’s Ankit Sharma who was leading with 7.78m till then. Ankit tried to reply Tang’s jump but in the process got himself injured and finished on the second place.  Another Chinese Li Chengbin finished on the third place with a jump of 7.56m. 

Iranian Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh and Syrian Ghazal Majd Eddin both cleared 2.26m in the high jump but Keyvan was declared winner on the count back. Wang Chen of China finished on the third place with 2.23m clearance.

Viktoriya Zyabkina, Asian champion over 200m and silver medallist in 100m of Kazakhstan emerged clear winner in the 100m with a performance of 11.36s. Viktoriya has recently set new personal best performance of 11.20s in the Kazakhstan National Championship.  Asian junior champion Liang Xiaojing, 19 years old sprinter from China set new personal best performance of 11.52s to claim second place while India’s Srabani Nanda too set new personal best performance of 11.58s to take third place.

Bangkok is very familiar place for Yuliya Rakhmanova, 23 years old runner from Kazakhstan as she spends months training in Bangkok and this comfort has helped her to beat Asian leaders in the Women 400m. Yuliya could not improve her personal best of 52.61s, set a week ago in Almaty but her 53.26s was enough to seal win over Quac Thi Lan (53.29s) of Vietnam and Machithra Poovamma (53.51s) of India. 

In the women’s 800m, late surge from Nimali W.K.L.A. of Srilanka brought her victory over Vietnam’s Do Thi Thao clocking 2:07.18s against 2:07.38s of Do Thi Thao. India’s Gomathi Mrimuth finished on the third place in 2:07.40s.

Anastasiya Pilipenko, Asian silver medallist in 100m hurdles set new season best performance of 13.25s to win women 100m hurdles final.  Wang Dou of China secured second place in 13.40s while India’s Gayathri Govindraj grabbed third place in 13.72s.

Fresh from the victory in the SEA Games, Wanida Boonwan of Thailand sealed another win, equalling season best of 1.86m in the women high jump final. Wang Lin of China cleared 1.83m for second place while Iranian Sepideh Tavakoly Nik finished on the third place with a jump of 1.79m.

Weng Chunxia of China joined 60 plus club in the Women’s discus throw with a personal best performance of 60.82m and a win. Feng Bin also from China threw 58.70m for second place while home favourite Subenrat Insaeng could not deliver big distance and ended on the third place with 57.10m.

2nd leg of Asian Grand Prix 2015 will be held on 25th June from 2:30pm onwards at Asian stadium of Thammasat University Sports Complex located in the outskirt of Bangkok.


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