Tag Archives: Asian Games

Trivia: Who has the longest reign in one event at the Asiad?

Answer: Japanese hammer thrower Shigenobu Murofushi. Shigenobu first won the Asian Games hammer throw competitions in 1970, then successfully defended it in 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986 for a total of 5 Asian Games editions.  Not only that, in 1966, … Continue reading

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Filipino Track Records in Chaos and Collission Part 2: The Philippines Greatest Female Thrower and the oldest junior record

Acknowledgment and Revision Notes I would like to personally thank Mr. Silva Netto of the PATAFA and Mr. Heinrech Hubbeling of the Asian Athletics Association for there help in providing source material for the Revision of the Philippine  National, Junior … Continue reading

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Lydia De Vega-Mercado – Legends of Track and Field

Achievements: 1984 & 1988 Olympic Games ( quarter finalist in both games ) Currently SEA Games record holder in 100m ( 11.28secs ) since 1987 & former 200m record holder ( 23.35secs ) from 1987 to 2001 Asia fastest women … Continue reading

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Africans dominate Asiad Distance events

Five (5) African born athletes brought home gold medals at the 2010 Asian Games at Guangzhou, China.  How did that happen?  All were naturalized Asians.  They are: 1. Mahboob Ali Hasan, Bahrain (Men’s 5,000m), born Silas Kirui, Kenya, naturalized in … Continue reading

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ASIAN GAMES DAY 4

On the final day of track action, Burly Javelin Thrower Danilo Fresnido hurled the Javelin to a seasons best 70.35m, his first throw over 70m since the 2009 SEA Games. The 38 yr old was just 2m shy off his … Continue reading

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ASIAN GAMES DAY 3

SEA Games Champion Henry Dagmil finished 6th in the Mens Long Jump with a 7.52m effort. Dagmil had a thrilling lead up which included a win at one of the grand prix’s in India. In order to win a medal … Continue reading

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ASIAN GAMES DAY 2

SEA Games Record Holder Marestella Torres was unlucky to narrowly miss out on a medal in a very closely fought Womens Long Jump competition. Torres who trained and competed in Germany most of the season had registered a wind aided … Continue reading

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Asian Games Athletics Schedule

Track and Field competition will finally start today, November 21 at the 16th Asiad at Guangzhou, China.  The following is the Philippines’ schedule of participation: November 21 5:05pm: Men’s hammer Throw Finals (Arniel Ferrera) 5:10pm: Women’s Long Jump Qualifying Rounds … Continue reading

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