1989 Asian Athletics Championships

The 1989 Asian Athletics Championships was the eighth edition of the international outdoor athletics competition between Asian nations, organised by the Asian Athletics Association. The six-day competition was held from 14–19 November at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India. It featured 40 events, 22 for men and 18 for women, with the steeplechase, pole vault, triple jump and hammer throw competitions being for men only. China comfortably topped the medal table, winning over half the events with 21 golds among a total of 42. The host nation, India, was clear runner-up with eight golds and 22 medals, while Japan (14 medals) was the only other nation to breach double figures. A total of 19 nations reached the medal table.

1989 Asian Championships
Dates14–19 November
Host cityNew Delhi, India
VenueJawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Events40
Participationat least 19 nations

India's P. T. Usha was the stand-out athlete of the tournament with four gold medals and one silver. She won the 200 metres, 400 metres, 400 metres hurdles and 4 × 400 metres relay, as well as being the 100 metres runner-up. Another Indian runner, Shiny Abraham, won the 800 metres and was second in the 400 m. China's Zhong Huandi claimed a distance double in the women's 3000 metres and 10,000 metres.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Zheng Chen
  China
10.35 Li Tao
  China
10.42 Takayuki Nakamichi
  Japan
10.48
200 metres Yoshiyuki Okuyama
  Japan
20.80 Khalid Jouma Ibrahim
  Bahrain
21.07 Cai Jianming
  China
21.18
400 metres Ibrahim Ismail Muftah
  Qatar
45.6 Mohammed Al-Malki
  Oman
45.62 Zhao Cunlin
  China
46.68
800 metres Faramarz Roustaeifar
  Iran
1:51.36 Yoshikazu Tachi
  Japan
1:51.42 Vijaya Kumaran
  India
1:51.85
1500 metres Bahadur Prasad
  India
3:45.77 Ram Niwas
  India
3:46.53 Mohamed Suleiman
  Qatar
3:47.95
5000 metres Zhang Guowei
  China
13:52.37 Bahadur Prasad
  India
13:58.93 Ryu Ok-hyon
  North Korea
14:02.39
10,000 metres Ryu Ok-hyon
  North Korea
29:07.93 Zhang Guowei
  China
29:14.01 Muhammad Mousa
  Pakistan
29:18.78
3000 metres steeplechase Deena Ram
  India
8:48.46 Mohammed al-Dosari
  Saudi Arabia
8:48.77 Mohamed Suleiman
  Qatar
8:49.35
110 metres hurdles Yu Zhicheng
  China
14.18 Nagi Ghazi
  Iraq
14.20 Osamu Matsue
  Japan
14.36
400 metres hurdles Hwang Hong-cheol
  South Korea
50.29 Takashi Kiyokawa
  Japan
50.94 Suleiman Houielah
  Syria
51.26
4 × 100 metres relay   China
Li Tao
Cai Jianming
Li Feng
Zheng Chen
39.28   Japan
Naotaka Momota
Takayuki Nakamichi
Yoshihiro Kato
Yoshiyuki Okuyama
39.64   Qatar 39.89
4 × 400 metres relay   Japan
Murata
Shigeaki Matsunaga
Seiichi Ibe
Yoshikazu Tachi
3:07.20   India
Arjun Devaiah
P.V. Raju
Ayyapan Durai
C. Muralidharan
3:07.22   Malaysia
Mohamed Nordin Jadi
Kenny Martin
Ramasamy Haridas
Hamdi Jaafar
3:11.08
20 kilometres race walk Hirofumi Sakai
  Japan
1:33:41 Chen Helin
  China
1:34:19 Baldev Singh
  India
1:35:52
High jump Cho Hyun-wook
  South Korea
2.19 Liu Yunpeng
  China
2.17 Abdullah Mohamed Al-Sheib
  Qatar
2.14
Pole vault Liang Xueren
  China
5.40 Huang Weiping
  China
5.20 Ku Chin-shui
  Chinese Taipei
5.20
Long jump Nai Hui-fang
  Chinese Taipei
8.07w Chen Zunrong
  China
7.88 Kim Won-jin
  South Korea
7.83
Triple jump Chen Yanping
  China
16.95 Du Benzhong
  China
16.68 Nai Hui-fang
  Chinese Taipei
16.65
Shot put Balwinder Singh
  India
18.16 Khalid Salman Al-Khalidi
  Saudi Arabia
17.76 Shirappa D. Eashan
  India
17.71
Discus throw Zhang Jinglong
  China
57.12 Hu Tao
  China
56.02 Shakti Singh
  India
55.60
Hammer throw Bi Zhong
  China
68.94 Nobuhiro Todoroki
  Japan
66.04 Xie Yingqi
  China
65.72
Javelin throw Wang Wenzhong
  China
76.38 Ghanem Mabrouk Zaid Johar
  Kuwait
72.38 Wang Yao-Tsung
  Chinese Taipei
71.94
Decathlon Lee Fu-an
  Chinese Taipei
7703 Gong Guohua
  China
7649 Peng Huang-shu
  Chinese Taipei
7119

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Zhang Caihua
  China
11.65 P. T. Usha
  India
11.74 Wang Huei-chen
  Chinese Taipei
11.84
200 metres P. T. Usha
  India
23.27 Ashwini Nachappa
  India
23.54 Zhang Xiaoqiong
  China
23.88
400 metres P. T. Usha
  India
51.90 Shiny Abraham
  India
52.40 Josephine Mary Singarayar
  Malaysia
52.65
800 metres Shiny Abraham
  India
2:04.76 Rosa Kutty
  India
2:07.75 Haruko Hashimoto
  Japan
2:09.78
1500 metres Khin Khin Htwe
  Myanmar
4:21.06 Kim Chun-Mae
  North Korea
4:23.75 Feng Yanbo
  China
4:23.86
3000 metres Zhong Huandi
  China
9:05.20 Kim Chun-Mae
  North Korea
9:11.55 Khin Khin Htwe
  Myanmar
9:22.80
10,000 metres Zhong Huandi
  China
32:25.57 Mun Gyong-ae
  North Korea
33:23.91 Paek Do-Jong
  North Korea
34:00.38
100 metres hurdles Liu Huajin
  China
13.30 Feng Yinghua
  China
13.54 Naomi Jojima
  Japan
13.97
400 metres hurdles P. T. Usha
  India
56.14 Chen Yuying
  China
56.24 Chen Dongmei
  China
57.46
4 × 100 metres relay   China 44.84   India
Kutty Saramma
PT Usha
Ashwini Nachappa
Sany Joseph
44.87   Thailand 45.58
4 × 400 metres relay   India
PT Usha
Shiny Abraham
Mercy Matthews-Kuttan
Kutty Saramma
3:32.95   China 3:37.13   Japan
Chizuko Akimoto
Kozue Tanaka
Haruko Hashimoto
Kimiko Yokoyama
3:45.18
10,000 metres race walk Chen Yueling
  China
48:59.86 Kavita Garari
  India
50:30.90 Ma Kyin Lwan
  Myanmar
50:32.92
High jump Jin Ling
  China
1.89 Kim Hui-seon
  South Korea
1.87 Su Cun-Yueh
  Chinese Taipei
1.81
Long jump Liu Shuzhen
  China
6.36 Elma Muros
  Philippines
6.17 Reeth Abraham
  India
6.15
Shot put Huang Zhihong
  China
19.69 Sui Xinmei
  China
19.29 Chong Chun-Hwa
  North Korea
14.53
Discus throw Yu Hourun
  China
61.92 Ikuko Kitamori
  Japan
51.78 Pak In-Ok
  North Korea
47.12
Javelin throw Xin Xiaoli
  China
58.30 Xu Demei
  China
57.32 Emi Matsui
  Japan
55.30
Heptathlon Dong Yuping
  China
6042 Ma Miaolan
  China
6021 Ma Chun-ping
  Chinese Taipei
5149

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)2115642
2  India (IND)89522
3  Japan (JPN)35614
4  South Korea (KOR)2114
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE)2079
6  North Korea (PRK)1348
7  Qatar (QAT)1045
8  Myanmar (MYA)1023
9  Iran (IRN)1001
10  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0202
11  Bahrain (BHR)0101
  Iraq (IRQ)0101
  Kuwait (KUW)0101
  Oman (OMN)0101
  Philippines (PHI)0101
16  Malaysia (MAS)0022
17  Pakistan (PAK)0011
  Syria (SYR)0011
  Thailand (THA)0011
Totals (19 nations)404040120

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