Two World Records on First Day of Athletics at 2010 Asian Para Games

14 Dec 2010

The first day of Athletics at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games proved extremely eventful with two World records, two Asian records and multiple athletes recording personal and season’s best times and distances.

Iran’s Hosseini Liravi Seyed Erfan was the first record breaker setting a new world’s best distance of 59.50m in the Men’s javelin F13. This was followed in the afternoon by China’s Wu Qing who set a new World record of 9.60m in the Women’s Shot Put F35/36.

In total 16 medal events took place at the Aoti Main Stadium, Guangzhou and the host nation China claimed the most winning eight gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

In addition to the two new World records a number of other great performances were put in on both the track and field.

In the field events, Hassan Malaleih of United Arab Emirates set a personal best throw of 8.64m to win gold in the Men’s Shot Put – F32/33.

Elsewhere in the Women’s Shot Put gold medal winners included China’s Zhang Liangmin (F12 11.84m) and Thurava Alzaabi of United Arab Emirates (F32/33/34 6.11m).

In the Men’s Shot Put Jalil Bagheri Jeddi of Iran’s throw of 10.89m secured gold in the F54/55/56 class.

Thailand’s Manop Takhiankham stood top of the podium after throwing 30.60m in the Men’s Discus – F11, as did Mohammed Yassan from Jordan who threw 17.52m in the F51/52/53 class, an Asian record.

Women’s javelin saw gold medals for Jia Qianqian of China (F37/38 30.40m) – an Asian Record - and Chen Piping of China (F54/55/56 14.22m)

In Men’s jumping events Li Duan of China won the Long Jump gold – F11 with a leap of 5.96m and China’s Zhao Hongbo hop, skip and jumped 12.96m on his way to victory in the triple jump F12.

On the track, China’s Zhang Zhen won gold in the Men’s 1,500m – T11 with a season best time of 4:17.71.

Elsewhere there were gold medal victories for Guo Haigun of China in the Men’s 1,500m – T37, Abbas Dayani Asi of Iran in the Men’s 1,500m T46.

Finally Korea’s Hong Sukma picked up gold in the Men’s 800m T53 in a time of 1:42.16

The Guangzhou Asian Para Games will run until 19 December and involve around 2,500 athletes from 41 countries competing in 19 sports.