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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.

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.

Dahlan Al-Hamad re-elected as Vice President of IAAF

Beijing, Aug 19, 2015- Dahlan Al-Hamad, President of AAA from Qatar has been re-elected as vice president of IAAF in the election held at Great Hall of People in Beijing today.

Other Asian members elected on the IAAF council are as follows - Du Zhaocai (CHN) , Ahmad AL Kamali (UAE), Adille Sumariwalla (IND), Hiroshi Yokokawa (JPN) and Al Saud Nawab Bin Mohammad (KSA).  

Sebastian Coe of United Kingdom was elected as the sixth IAAF President at the 50th IAAF Congress in Beijing, China, on Wednesday.