Field Events Throw-up Four More World Records in 2010 Asian Para Games16.12.2010
The trend for World records in throwing events continued on the third day of Athletics at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games with three being broken.
The first to fall was in the Men’s Javelin F44 where Chinese athlete Gao Mingjie won gold and added nearly a metre to his own World record set at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. His throw of 58.53m was four metres ahead of silver medalist Gao Changlong of China and nearly eight metres ahead of Iran’s Ali Omidi in bronze.
In the Women’s Shot Put F37 China’s Mi Na set a new World record with a throw of 11.61m to win gold. Teammates Jia Qianqian and Xu Qiuping of China took the silver and bronze respectively.
In the afternoon session Hani Alnakhli claimed Saudi Arabia’s first gold of the Games in the Men’s Discus F32/33/34 in a new World record distance of 29.70m.
Pakistan’s Mudassar Baig also claimed his country’s first medal of the Games winning the Men’s 400m T44 in a time of 59.58. Pradeep Uggl Denapathirannehelage of Sri Lanka also won his country’s first gold of the Games in the Men’s 400m T46 in 51.83.
Other gold medal winners at the Aoti Main Stadium on Thursday included:
* Xu Chongyao of China in the Men’s Javelin F57/58 – 44.68m – a season’s best
* Dong Feixia of China in the Women’s Shot Put F54/55/56 – 6.71m
* Kamran Shokrisalari of Iran in the Men’s Javelin F42 -46.84m – a personal best
* Xu Ran of China in the Men’s Long Jump F36 – 5.32m
* Guo Weizhong of China in the Men’s High Jump F42 – 1.75 – a personal best
* Wang Wenbo of China in the Men’s Discus F35/36 -35.66m – a season’s best
* Li Ling of China in the Women’s Discus F57/58 – 26.84m – a personal best
* Li Huzhao of China in the Men’s 400m T53 – 51.53
* Liu Chengming of China in the Men’s 400m T54 – 48.75 – a personal best
* Javad Hardani of Iran in the Men’s Discus F37/38 – 44.39m
The fourth day of Athletics at the Aoti Main Stadium on Friday (17 December) will see a whopping 39 medal events in a programme that starts at 9.30am.
The Guangzhou Asian Para Games will run until 19 December and involve around 2,500 athletes from 41 countries competing in 19 sports.