SEA Games Record Holder Arneil Ferrera finished 9th at the Asian Games with a seasons best 58.06m. A good effort as even equalling his personal best of 61.62m which he threw at Laos at the Last SEA Games would have still earnt the same spot as 8th was 64.73m. The event was won by Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan with 76.44m, well clear of Iran’s Kaveh Mousavi 68.90m and Hirokai Doi of Japan 68.72m. Japanese Record Holder Koji Musofashi did not participate.
In the Mens Sprints there was no filipino athlete,Asian record holder Samuel Francis of Qatar (9.99) was comfortably through second in his heat in a relaxed 10.42 seconds. Oman’s Barakat Al Harthi was the fastest through in 10.26 seconds, with local favourites Lao Yi (10.34s) and Zheng Dongsheng (10.41s) also topping there respective heats. SEA Games Record Holder Surya Agung Wibowo of Indonesia also won his heat in 10.42s.
Below is the final ranking for the Men’s Hammer Throw:
1. Dilshod Nazarov, Tajikistan, 76.44 metres
2. Kaveh Mousavi, Iran, 68.90
3. Hiroaki Doi, Japan, 68.72
4. Ali Zenkawi, Athletes from Kuwait, 68.65
5. Amanmurad Hommadov, Turkmenistan, 67.93
6. Lee Ywun Chul, Korea, 67.55
7. Mohammed Farfaj Al Kaabi, Qatar, 67.02
8. Dovletgeld Mamedov, Turkmenistan, 64.73
9. Arniel Ferrera, Philippines, 58.06
10. Alisher Eshbekov, Tajikistan, 57.57
11. Hou Fei, Macao, China, 45.86