2011 Asian Athletics Championships

The 19th Asian Athletics Championships were held in Kobe, Japan between July 7–10, 2011 at the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium.[1] The tournament had 507 athletes from forty Asian nations competing in the 42 track and field events over the four-day competition.[2]

2011 Asian Championships
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Host cityJapan Kobe, Japan
Date(s)July 7–10
Main stadiumKobe Universiade Memorial Stadium
Participation464 athletes from
40 nations
Events42

Two countries dominated the events: the host nation Japan won the most medals at the competition (32 overall, 11 golds), closely followed by China's eleven golds and 27 overall medal haul. The next most successful countries were Bahrain (which won five golds on the track through its former Ethiopian and Kenyan runners) and India, which won twelve medals.

A total of eight Championship records were equalled or beaten at the competition. India's Mayookha Johny won the long jump and also broke the Indian record to take bronze in the triple jump. Twenty-year-old Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 2.35 metres in the high jump.[3] Liu Xiang won his fourth consecutive 110 metres hurdles title with a championship record mark.[4] Kuwait's Mohammad Al-Azemi completed an 800/1500 metres double with Iranian Sajjad Moradi finishing as runner-up both times. On the women's side, Truong Thanh Hang of Vietnam won the 800 m and was the 1500 m silver medallist.

Gretta Taslakian of Lebanon and Iraqi Gulustan Ieso won their countries' first ever medals in the women's section, while the traditionally male-only United Arab Emirates sent their first ever female athlete to the competition (Betlhem Desalegn).[5] Ieso and Olga Tereshkova both failed doping tests at the competition, thus losing their individual medals and also their team relay medals.[6]

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Su Bingtian
  China
10.21 Masashi Eriguchi
  Japan
10.28 Sota Kawatsura
  Japan
10.30
200 metres
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Femi Seun Ogunode
  Qatar
20.41 =CR Hitoshi Saito
  Japan
20.75 Omar Jouma Al-Salfa
  United Arab Emirates
20.97
400 metres
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Yousef Ahmed Masrahi
  Saudi Arabia
45.79 Hideyuki Hirose
  Japan
46.03 Yūzō Kanemaru
  Japan
46.38
800 metres
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Mohammad Al-Azemi
  Kuwait
1:46.14 Sajjad Moradi
  Iran
1:46.35 Ghamnda Ram
  India
1:46.46
1500 metres
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Mohammad Al-Azemi
  Kuwait
3:42.49 Sajjad Moradi
  Iran
3:43.30 Chaminda Wijekoon
  Sri Lanka
3:44.01
5000 metres
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Dejenee Mootumaa
  Bahrain
13:39.71 CR Yuki Sato
  Japan
13:40.78 Alemu Bekele Gebre
  Bahrain
13:41.93
10,000 metres
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Ali Hasan Mahboob
  Bahrain
28:35.49 Bilisuma Shugi Gelasa
  Bahrain
28:36.30 Akinobu Murasawa
  Japan
28:40.63
110 m hurdles
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Liu Xiang
  China
13.22 CR Shi Dongpeng
  China
13.56 Park Tae-Kyong
  South Korea
13.66
400 m hurdles
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Takatoshi Abe
  Japan
49.64 Yuta Imazeki
  Japan
50.22 Chieh Chen
  Chinese Taipei
50.39
3000 m steeplechase
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Abubaker Ali Kamal
  Qatar
8:30.23 Artem Kosinov
  Kazakhstan
8:35.11 Tareq Mubarak Taher
  Bahrain
8:45.47
4×100 m relay
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  Japan
Sota Kawatsura
Masashi Eriguchi
Shinji Takahira
Hitoshi Saito
39.18   Hong Kong
Tang Yik Chun
Lai Chun Ho
Ng Ka Fung
Chi Ho Tsui
39.26   Chinese Taipei
Wang Wen-Tang
Liu Yuan-Kai
Tsai Meng-Lin
Yi Wei-Che
39.30
4×400 m relay
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  Japan
Yusuke Ishitsuka
Kei Takase
Hideyuki Hirose
Yuzo Kanemaru
3:04.72   Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Ali Albishi
Hamed Al-Bishi
Y.I. Alhezam
Yousef Ahmed Masrahi
3:08.03   Iran
Peiman Rajabi
Amin Ghelichi
Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei
Sajjad Hashemi
3:08.58
High jump
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Mutaz Essa Barshim
  Qatar
2.35 m NR Majd Eddin Ghazal
  Syria
2.28 m NR Wang Chen
  China
2.26 m
Pole vault
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Daichi Sawano
  Japan
5.50 m Hiroki Ogita
  Japan
5.40 m Yang Yansheng
  China
5.40 m
Long jump
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Su Xiongfeng
  China
8.19 m Supanara Sukhasvasti
  Thailand
8.05 m NJR Rikiya Saruyama
  Japan
8.05 m
Triple jump
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Yevgeniy Ektov
  Kazakhstan
16.91 m Li Yanxi
  China
16.70 m Roman Valiyev
  Kazakhstan
16.62 m
Shot put
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Chang Ming-Huang
  Chinese Taipei
20.14 m CR Zhang Jun
  China
19.77 m Om Prakash Karhana
  India
19.47 m
Discus throw
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Ehsan Haddadi
  Iran
62.27 m Vikas Gowda
  India
61.58 m Wu Jian
  China
56.61 m
Hammer throw
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Ali Al-Zinkawi
  Kuwait
73.73 m Hiroshi Noguchi
  Japan
70.89 m Hiroaki Doi
  Japan
70.69 m
Javelin throw
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Yukifumi Murakami
  Japan
83.27 m CR Park Jae-Myong
  South Korea
80.19 m Ivan Zaitcev
  Uzbekistan
79.22 m
Decathlon
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Hadi Sepehrzad
  Iran
7506 pts Akihiko Nakamura
  Japan
7478 pts Bharatinder Singh
  India
7358 pts

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Guzel Khubbieva
  Uzbekistan
11.39 Wei Yongli
  China
11.70 Tao Yujia
  China
11.74
200 metres
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Chisato Fukushima
  Japan
23.49 Gretta Taslakian
  Lebanon
24.01 Saori Imai
  Japan
24.06
400 metres[6]
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Chen Jingwen
  China
52.89 Chandrika Subashini
  Sri Lanka
53.35 Chisato Tanaka
  Japan
54.08
800 metres
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Truong Thanh Hang
  Vietnam
2:01.41 Margarita Matsko
  Kazakhstan
2:02.46 Tintu Luka
  India
2:02.55
1500 metres
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Genzeb Shumi Regasa
  Bahrain
4:15.91 Truong Thanh Hang
  Vietnam
4:18.40 O. P. Jaisha
  India
4:21.41
5000 metres
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Tejitu Daba Chalchissa
  Bahrain
15:22.48 CR Hitomi Niiya
  Japan
15:34.19 Yuriko Kobayashi
  Japan
15:42.59
10,000 metres
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Shitaye Eshete
  Bahrain
32:47.80 Kareema Saleh Jasim
  Bahrain
32:50.70 Preeja Sreedharan
  India
33:15.55
100 m hurdles
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Sun Yawei
  China
13.04 Jung Hye-Lim
  South Korea
13.11 Natalya Ivoninskaya
  Kazakhstan
13.15
400 m hurdles
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Satomi Kubokura
  Japan
56.52 Qi Yang
  China
56.69 Christine Merrill
  Sri Lanka
57.30
3000 m steeplechase
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Minori Hayakari
  Japan
9:52.42 CR Sudha Singh
  India
10:08.52 Thi Phuong Nguyen
  Vietnam
10:14.94
4×100 m relay
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  Japan
Nao Okabe
Momoko Takahashi
Chisato Fukushima
Saori Imai
44.05   China
Tao Yujia
Liang Qiuping
Jiang Lan
Wei Yongli
44.23   Thailand
Phatsorn Jaksuninkorn
Orranut Klomdee
Laphassaporn Tawoncharoen
Nongnuch Sanrat
44.62
4×400 m relay[6]
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  Japan
Sayaka Aoki
Chisato Tanaka
Satomi Kubokura
Miho Shingu
3:35.00   India
Mrudula Korada
Jhuma Khatun
Jaisha Orchatteri Puthiya
Tintu Luka
3:44.17 Not awarded
High jump
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Zheng Xingjuan
  China
1.92 m Svetlana Radzivil
  Uzbekistan
1.92 m Marina Aitova
  Kazakhstan
1.89 m
Pole vault
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Wu Sha
  China
4.35 m Li Ling
  China
4.30 m Choi Yun-Hee
  South Korea
4.00 m
Long jump
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Mayookha Johny
  India
6.56 m Lu Minjia
  China
6.52 m Saeko Okayama
  Japan
6.51 m
Triple jump
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Xie Limei
  China
14.58 m Valeriya Kanatova
  Uzbekistan
14.14 m Mayookha Johny
  India
14.11 m NR
Shot put
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Meng Qianqian
  China
18.31 m PB Liu Xiangrong
  China
18.30 m Leila Rajabi
  Iran
16.60 m
Discus throw
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Sun Taifeng
  China
60.89 m Ma Xuejun
  China
59.67 m Harwant Kaur
  India
57.99 m
Hammer throw
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Masumi Aya
  Japan
67.19 m Liu Tingting
  China
65.42 m Yuka Murofushi
  Japan
62.50 m
Javelin throw
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Liu Chunhua
  China
58.05 m Wang Ping
  China
55.80 m Yuka Sato
  Japan
54.16 m
Heptathlon
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Wassana Winatho
  Thailand
5710 pts Humie Takehara
  Japan
5491 pts Chie Kiriyama
  Japan
5442 pts
  • Note: The original gold and silver medallists, Kazakhstan's Olga Tereshkova and Iraq's Gulustan Ieso, were later disqualified after testing positive for testosterone and methylhexaneamine, respectively. Initial bronze medallist Chen Jingwen of China was elevated to the gold medal position, while fourth and fifth placed runners Chandrika Subashini and Chisato Tanaka moved into the minor medal positions. The Kazakhstan and Iraqi 4×400 m relay quartets were also disqualified as a result. India were promoted to silver medallists and the bronze was vacated as only four teams participated.[6]

Medal tableEdit

 
Shot putter Chang Ming-Huang claimed Chinese Taipei's only gold.
 
Chisato Fukushima won 200 m and relay golds for the hosts.

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)1112427
2  Japan (JPN)*11101233
3  Bahrain (BHR)5229
4  Kuwait (KUW)3003
  Qatar (QAT)3003
6  Iran (IRN)2226
7  India (IND)13812
8  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1236
9  Uzbekistan (UZB)1214
10  Thailand (THA)1113
  Vietnam (VIE)1113
12  Saudi Arabia (KSA)1102
13  Chinese Taipei (TPE)1023
14  South Korea (KOR)0224
15  Sri Lanka (SRI)0123
16  Hong Kong (HKG)0101
  Lebanon (LIB)0101
  Syria (SYR)0101
19  United Arab Emirates (UAE)0011
Totals (19 nations)424241125
  • The medal changes due to doping disqualifications in the women's 400 m individual and relay events meant that China edged Japan to the top of the table. Kazakhstan fell from sixth to eighth place. Sri Lanka moved up from 19th to 15th place. Iraq received no medals.

Participating countriesEdit

464 athletes from 40 nations competed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "General Information" (PDF). asianathletics.org. Asian Athletics Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  2. ^ 19th Asian Athletics Championships Hyogo・Kobe-Japan. JAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-13.
  3. ^ Barshim improves to 2.35m in Kobe - Asian champs, day 3. IAAF (2011-07-10). Retrieved on 2011-08-13.
  4. ^ Liu Xiang clocks 13.22 championships in Kobe - Asian champs, final day. IAAF (2011-07-11). Retrieved on 2011-08-13.
  5. ^ Su Bingtian takes Asian 100m title in Kobe - Asian champs, Day 2. IAAF (2011-07-09). Retrieved on 2011-08-13.
  6. ^ a b c d Silver for India in relay. The Hindu (2012-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-03-31.
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