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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

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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 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)

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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. 

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 - and Twitter updates on 

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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Doha Diamond League- Ogunode targets home win in the 200m. Felix and Schippers to face-off in Doha 100m

Doha, 6 Apr 2016 - Reigning world champions Allyson Felix and Dafne Schippers will meet in a scintillating 100m clash at the Doha 2016 meeting on Friday 6 May, in what promises to be among the most anticipated head-to-head battles at the opening competition of the 14-meeting IAAF Diamond League series.

Few athletes are as familiar with Doha’s inviting early season conditions as Felix who will be chasing her 12th victory on the Qatar Sports Club track, and her fourth over 100m.

“It’s always great to be back in Doha and start my international season there,” said Felix, whose 11 victories in the Qatari capital also include three in the 200m and five straight in the 400m from 2007 to 2011. In 2012 she won the short dash in 10.92, still the meeting record, as a prelude to her Olympic 200m triumph in London.

In 2015 the 30-year-old Felix added the world 400m title to her long list of achievements, an important stepping stone to her Olympic 200m/400m double aspirations later this summer. 

“It will be a great early season test three months before the Olympic Games. The conditions in Doha are always just about ideal, and the competition very strong.”

The test will indeed be a tough one for the three-time 200m world champion, 2012 IAAF Athlete of the Year and three-time Diamond Race winner who’ll take on Schippers, the rising sprint star who won the world 200m title last summer in Beijing with a sterling 21.63 run, a performance which elevated the 23-year-old Dutchwoman all the way up to the No. 3 position all-time in what was just her second season as a full-time sprint specialist.

“I have heard so many great things about Doha, about the competition and about the fast track,” said Schippers, who also raced to world championships silver last year in the 100m clocking a personal best 10.81. Her transformation to international sprint star has been nearly as swift, coming just two years she won bronze in the heptathlon at the 2013 world championships.

Schippers was victorious in the pair’s last meeting, beating Felix in the Diamond League final in Brussels last September 22.12 to 22.22.

I am really looking forward to running against Allyson, one of the best sprinters of all-time. As always, though, the entire field will be very strong.”

The field will also include Tori Bowie, the reigning US champion and 2015 world bronze medallist over the distance; Murielle Ahouré of Cote D'Ivoire, who raced to 100m and 200m silver at the 2013 world championships; and Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown, whose long list of accolades include back-to-back Olympic 200m titles in 2004 and 2008 and a bronze medal at the 2015 world championships.  

The Doha Diamond League also announces a stellar field in the men's 110m hurdles, which includes Jamaican Omar McLeod who'll be looking to extend the momentum that propelled him to world indoor gold in Portland last month to his 2016 outdoor debut.

“As a fan of the sport I am always amazed by the sprints and hurdles field assembled in Doha, I am excited to be a part of the 2016 constellation and look forward to the event.” McLeod will bring a 12.97 career best to the start line.

The field will also include Aries Merritt of the US, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder who underwent a kidney transplant surgery just four days after taking bronze at last year's world championships. His 13.04 performance in Beijing was the fastest since his stunning 12.80 world record at the Brussels Diamond League, despite running with just 20 percent kidney function.

David Oliver of the US will return looking for a fourth Doha victory. The 33-year-old former world champion set the current meeting record of 12.95 in 2008.

McLeod's teammate Hansle Parchment (12.94), the runner-up at last year's world championships and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, and Frenchmen Dimitri Bascou and Darien Garfield, who were fifth and eight at last year’s world championships, respectively are other notable entrants.

The women's 400m hurdles field is led by two-time reigning world champion Zuzana Hejnova. The 29-year-old Czech, who also struck Olympic bronze in London, will be targeting the 54.27 meeting record set by Ionela Tirlea-Manolache in 1999.

In an intriguing match-up, she'll be facing Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain who raced to world indoor gold over 400m last month. Adekoya won this event in Doha two years ago.

Cassandra Tate of the US, last year's world bronze medallist, Jamaica's Olympic and world finalist Kaliese Spencer and Dane Sara Petersen, fourth at last year’s world championships, are also in the field.

And in the men's 200m, the spotlight will fall on home favourite Femi Ogonude who'll be targeting a solid early season start on home turf.

"I really want to give local fans a Diamond League win for Qatar at home," said Ogunode, who finished seventh in the event at the world championships last year in the finest season of his career. The 24-year-old clocked 9.91 in the 100m in June and capped his campaign with a 19.97 victory in Brussels, both Asian records.

Panama's Alonso Edward, the Diamond Race winner in the event in 2014 and 2015 is also in the field, along with Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade, who won in Doha in 2014.