The Chinese won two golds today courtesy of Shuijiao Wu who won the 100m hurdles (12.72s) and Javelin thrower Zang Li (65.47m) .
Bahrain won two golds courtesy of their 400m hurdlers. Ali Khamis Abbas Ali Khamis (49.1s) and Oluwakemi Adekoya (55.77s).
Qatar added one gold to their tally, courtesy of sprinter Femi Ogunode who won the 200m in 20.14 Games record.
Iraq barged into the gold column when 800m runner Adnan Taes Agar Almntfage (1:47.48) was awarded the gold after the first 3 finishers were disqualified for 2 different infractions. Abdulrahman Musaeb Balla of Qatar and Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich of Bahrain crossed the line before the breaking point, while Mohammed Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia for obstruction.
Kazakstan was productive today with 3 golds courtesy of their women athletes. Olympic champion Olga Rypakova defended her Asiad title by winning the triple jump (14.32m), Olga Safronova won the 200m (23.02s) and Margarita Makushova defended her Asiad title in the 800m (1:59.02) by fending off Tintu Lukka of India and Jin Zhao of China.
Japan broke into the gold medal column as well by winning the first and last events of the day: the men’s 50k walk courtesy of Takayuki Tanii in 3:40:19 and the decathlon courtesy of Keisuke Ushiro, who dramatically secured the gold by winning the last event, the 1500m in 4:16.53 and erstwhile leader Leonid Andreev of Uzbekistan who finished last with a time of 5:26.72. Ushiro’s total pts is 8,088, 209 pts more than the latter’s.
Below is the complete medal tally for the Athletics events ONLY:
Prepared by: Moriel Carreon
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