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February 20, 2016

Li Ling Improves Asian Pole Vault Record to 4.70m- Day 1 Asian Indoors

in 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships by AAA
Li Ling Improves Asian Pole Vault Record to 4.70m Another of the evening’s standout performances came in the women’s pole vault where it was China’s Li Ling who dominated. After winning the competition at 4.40m, she added first attempt clearances at 4.50m,… Read More
Feb 19, 2016 3523

Day 2 Preview - 7th Asian Indoor Championships

2016-02-19 - Day 2 Preview - 7th Asian Indoor Championships Seven titles will be up for grabs on day two of the 7th Asian Indoor Championships on Saturday (20 Feb) with Olympic triple jump champion Olga Rypakova commanding much of the spotlight. The… Read More
Feb 18, 2016 2903

Doha to stage best ever Asian Indoor Athletics Championship says Dahlan Al-Hamad

Feb 18, 2016 – Doha. Speaking to a large gathering of journalists on the eve of the 7th AAA Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and Qatar Athletics Federation President Major General Dahlan Al Hamad didn't mince words about… Read More
Feb 17, 2016 2308

84th Asian Athletics Association Council Meeting Doha

Asian Athletics Association Council Meeting begins – IAAF President Lord Coe, QOC Secretary General Dr. Al Kuwari and AAA President Al Hamad officially opened the two-day meeting Doha, 17 Feb 2016 - International Association of Athletics Federations President… Read More
Feb 10, 2016 3093

Olympic gold medallist Olga Rypakova and World Indoors champion Mutaz Barshim lead Asian Indoor Championships’ stellar line-up 

Doha, 10 Feb 2016 - The reigning triple jump Olympic champion, a 2014 World Indoors gold medallist and the winners of 14 disciplines from the previous edition of the Asian Athletics Association’s flagship indoor competition, may be found among the list of 432… Read More
Feb 03, 2016 1920

Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla eyes Asian Indoors glory and record

Doha, 3 Feb 2016 - 2015 had been outstanding for Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla, but it seems that the best is yet to come for the 26-year-old Qatari middle-distance runner. The 800m reigning Asian indoor and outdoor champion has high hopes for 2016, starting from… Read More
Jan 19, 2016 3220

Records are expected to tumble in Doha’s 2016 Asian Indoor Championships

Doha, 19.01.2016 - With exactly one month remaining until the multi-event athletes will set foot in Doha’s magnificent Aspire Dome arena for the Women’s Pentathlon 60m Hurdles heats, to commence the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships action, quite a lot… Read More
Dec 21, 2015 2176

Qatar pledges to organise a memorable sporting event at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

Mutaz Barshim to lead Qatar team’s quest to thrive Doha 21.12.2015 - Qatar vigorously prepares to dynamically enter the 2016 athletics season with yet another prestigious international event, the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, staged on its soil,… Read More

Doha, 19.01.2016 - With exactly one month remaining until the multi-event athletes will set foot in Doha’s magnificent Aspire Dome arena for the Women’s Pentathlon 60m Hurdles heats, to commence the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships action, quite a lot standing competition-wise records look certain to fall, starting from the participating nations.

The current record with the most countries entering the Championships is dated back to 2008, when in Doha 29 nations sent at least one athlete in their quest for Championships glory. With 36 countries having already checked in for the 2016 edition - according to the provisional entry list -, it seems that the first record will fall even before the competition will officially kick off. These 36 nations will be represented by 400-420 athletes, a number that will produce yet another Championships’ record.

The hosts are expected to field their largest ever delegation, beating their previous record of 19 athletes (15 men and 4 women) set on home soil in 2008. Given that Qatar athletics pass through a phase of rapid development and has grown as one of Asia’s superpowers, QAF has nominated a 28-athlete strong team, consisting of 21 male and 7 female athletes.

“The increasing numbers of nations and athletes, who are set to compete at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, showcases the tremendous efforts the Asian Athletics Association and the Qatar Athletics Federations had put in, in the last couple of years, to develop and expand athletics throughout our vast continent,” said the AAA and QAF President Major General Dahlan Al Hamad and added:

“I am also proud to see the number of female Qatari athletes qualified to compete internationally, upsurge in recent years. Qatar has made giant steps towards the development of women’s athletics and we feel that quite soon our long-term plan will bear fruit.”

As was previously reported the reigning Asian High Jump indoor champion and Area record holder, Mutaz Barsim will lead the hosts’ goal to match the heroics of the 2014 team which topped the medal table in Hangzhou with 5 golds and 3 silvers. Overall, Qatar has gained 29 medals (16 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze) since 2006,

when the nation first competed at the Asian Indoor Championships, after missing the inauguration of the competition in 2004.

Mutaz Barshim, who opted to limit his indoor appearances this season, to concentrate in his Summer Olympics target, holds, along with the 60m specialist Samuel Francis, the record with the most cumulative gold medals (3 apiece) in all editions, but it is Mohamed Al-Garni the one who has won the most medals than any other Qatari with 5 (2 gold and 3 silver) in total, but, unlike the other two, he has competed in two different events, the 1500m and the 3000m.

The Qataris also possess five Asian Indoor Championships records: in the 60m (6.58 -set by two athletes, Samuel Francis and Femi Ogunode), the 1500m (3:40.86 by Thamer Kamal Ali), the 3000m (7:39.77 by Said Saaeed Sheheen) and the High Jump (2.37 by Mutaz Barshim). Nevertheless, the Chinese who have won 44 gold medals in the previous six editions, more than any other nation, are leading the records’ ranks as well, owning eight.

The 7th Asian Indoor Championships will be held from February 19 to February 21 in Doha and is supported by Aspire and Aspetar, two giant Qatari organisations in the sports’ industry and trusted partners of QAF in recent