China Secures Two More Golds at Asian Athletics
2003-9-21 21:32:33      Xinhua
 
China has secured two gold medals on Sunday and is expected to pocket more as the second day finals of the 15th Asian Athletics Championships are still going on for a total of 16 golds at the Rizal Memorial track oval.
   
 

In the women's 100m hurdles, China's Su Yiping crossed the finish line in a timing of 13.09 seconds, winning the first gold medal for China on the second day of the regional meet.
Her teammate Feng Yun, who set the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) record of 12.97 seconds five years ago in Fukuoka, Japan, got the silver in 13.25, leaving a bronze to Thailand's Trecia Roberts in 13.29.
In the men's 110m hurdles, China's Shi Dongpeng grabbed the gold in 13.50 seconds while Park Tae-kyong of South Korea pocketed the silver in 13.71. Another Chinese, Wu Youjia, took the bronze in 13.80.
In the women's 400m race, Yin Yin Khine, one of the only two entries fielded by Myanmar, won the gold with a timing of 52.96 seconds, followed closely by China's Bu Fanfang in 52.97. Svetlana Bodritskaya from Kazakhstan finished third in 53.19.
Ali Izenkawi of Kuwait triumphed in men's hammer throw with a showing of 70.64 meters, beating Japanese Hiroaki Doi in 70.11. Tajikistan's Dislhod Nazarov took the bronze in 69.9.
On the opening day of Saturday, China netted all the four golds, in the women's shot put, women's triple jump, women's 10,000m, and men's discus throw.
A total of 43 golds are to be contested in the four-day regional meet, which attracted some 1,500 athletes from 43 of the 45 AAA members.  Absent from the tourney were AAA's other two members of Bhutan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Kan Fulin, head coach of the Chinese delegation, told reporters on Sunday that they are aiming from 11 to 13 golds. "But we will be happy if we duplicate our 10 gold medals in last year's championships," he added.

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