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2013 Asian Athletics Championships

The 2013 Asian Athletics Championships were the 20th edition of the biennial athletics competition between Asian nations. It was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune, India between July 3–7.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Around 522 athletes from 42 nations competed at the event. It was the first time since 1989 that India had hosted the championships.[7]

2013 Asian Championships
AAC 2013 logo.jpg
Host cityIndia Pune, India
Date(s)July 3–7
Main stadiumShiv Chhatrapati Stadium
Participation522 athletes from
42 nations
Events42

Prior to the competition, the election of the Asian Athletics Association president was convened in Pune. Qatar's Dahlan Jumaan al-Hamad (an IAAF vice-president) defeated the incumbent, Suresh Kalmadi of India, by a margin of 20 votes to 18.[8] Kalmadi, on bail for corruption charges stemming from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, did not attend the championships.[9] The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, declared the event open at the championships opening ceremony

China, the traditional regional leader at the competition, easily took the top spot in the medal rankings with sixteen gold medals and 27 medals in total. This maintained its streak as the best nation of the tournament – a run dating back to the 1983 edition. Second-placed Bahrain took five golds and fifteen medals overall (although Ali Khamis Khamis, the 400 metres runner-up, was their only native-born medallist).[10] Japan placed third in the medal rankings with four golds and had the second greatest overall haul with 20 medals. In fifth place the hosts India had the next biggest haul, with 17 medals in total, although Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan had a greater number of gold medals.

The overall quality of the competition was reduced as several top Asian athletes were absent. Mutaz Essa Barshim was the only Asian 2012 Olympic medallist who intended to participate, but he withdrew due to a back injury.[9] Thirteen champions from 2011 were present and six of them (Su Bingtian, Yousef Masrahi, Dejene Regassa, Shitaye Eshete, Satomi Kubokura, and Wassanee Winatho) successfully defended their title.

A total of eight championships records were bettered at the competition: Shitaye Eshete broke the longest-standing of these by winning the women's 10,000 metres in 32:17.29 minutes, breaking Zhong Huandi's time from 1989. The organisers used a performance-based points system to assign the titles of best athlete at the championships: Saudi 400 metres champion Yousef Masrahi was the best male with 1172 points while Bahrain's steeplechase winner Ruth Jebet was the best female with 1142 points.[11]

The Athletics Federation of India withdrew an unnamed female shot putter from their squad for a failed doping test one day before the opening of the championships.[12]

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Hosting issuesEdit

The competition was originally set to take place in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of the state, ordered the removal of Sri Lanka from the competition on the grounds of war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan Civil War. This request was ignored by the Athletics Federation of India and in February 2013 Chennai withdrew as hosts of the championships.[13]

The federation approached the state governments of Jharkhand and Delhi, with the venues of Ranchi and New Delhi being suggested, but both states refused the host duties. Finally, in May the Maharashtra government agreed to host the event in Pune on the same dates agreed for the Chennai event. Pune already had a suitable track and field stadium that had recently played host to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008. The budget given for the championships, however, was significantly reduced.[14]

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

 
Su Bingtian of China, winner of the men's 100 metres.
 
Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan, winner of the men's decathlon.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Su Bingtian
  China
10.17 Samuel Francis
  Qatar
10.27 Barakat Al-Harthi
  Oman
10.30
200 metres
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Xie Zhenye
  China
20.87 Fahhad Mohammed Al Subaie
  Saudi Arabia
20.92 Kei Takase
  Japan
20.92
400 metres
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Yousef Masrahi
  Saudi Arabia
45.08 Ali Khamis Khamis
  Bahrain
45.65 Yuzo Kanemaru
  Japan
45.95
800 metres
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Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla
  Qatar
1:46.92 Abdulaziz Ladan
  Saudi Arabia
1:47.01 Belal Mansoor Ali
  Bahrain
1:48.56
1500 metres
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Emad Noor
  Saudi Arabia
3:39.51 Mohamad Al-Garni
  Qatar
3:40.75 Belal Mansoor Ali
  Bahrain
3:40.96
5000 metres
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Dejene Regassa Mootoma
  Bahrain
13:53.25 Alemu Bekele Gebre
  Bahrain
13:57.23 Emad Noor
  Saudi Arabia
14:05.88
10,000 metres
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Alemu Bekele Gebre
  Bahrain
28:47.26 Bilisuma Shugi
  Bahrain
28:58.67 Ratiram Saini
  India
29:35.42
110 metres hurdles
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Jiang Fan
  China
13.61 Abdulaziz Al Mandeel
  Kuwait
13.78 Wataru Yazawa
  Japan
13.88
400 metres hurdles
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Yasuhiro Fueki
  Japan
49.86 Cheng Wen
  China
50.07 Satinder Singh
  India
50.35
3000 metres steeplechase
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Tareq Mubarak Taher
  Bahrain
8:34.77 Dejene Regassa Mootoma
  Bahrain
8:37.40 Tsuyoshi Takeda
  Japan
8:48.48
4×100 metres relay
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  Hong Kong (HKG)
Tang Yik Chun
Lai Chun Ho
Ng Ka Fung
Tsui Chi Ho
38.94   Japan (JPN)
Kazuma Oseto
Kei Takase
Sota Kawatsura
Yuichi Kobayashi
39.11   China (CHN)
Guo Fan
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Chen Qiang
39.17
4×400 metres relay
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  Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Mohammed Ali Al-Bishi
Fahhad Mohammed Al Subaie
Mohammed Al-Salhi
Yousef Masrahi
3:02.53 CR   Japan (JPN)
Yusuke Ishitsuka
Yuzo Kanemaru
Kazuya Watanabe
Hideyuki Hirose
3:04.46   Sri Lanka (SRI)
Chanaka Dulan Priyashantha
Dilan Aloka
Kasun Seneviratne
Anjana Madushan
3:04.92
High jump
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Bi Xiaoliang
  China
2.21 m Jithin Thomas
  India
Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh
  Iran
2.21 m Not awarded
Pole vault
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Xue Changrui
  China
5.60 m Lu Yao
  China
5.20 m Jin Min-Sub
  South Korea
5.20 m
Long jump
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Wang Jianan
  China
7.95 m Kumaravel Premkumar
  India
7.92 m Tang Gongchen
  China
7.89 m
Triple jump
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Cao Shuo
  China
16.77 m Renjith Maheshwary
  India
16.76 m Arpinder Singh
  India
16.58 m
Shot put
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Sultan Al-Hebshi
  Saudi Arabia
19.68 m Chang Ming-huang
  Chinese Taipei
19.61 m Om Prakash Singh
  India
19.45 m
Discus throw
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Vikas Gowda
  India
64.90 m Mohammad Samimi
  Iran
61.93 m Ahmed Mohamed Dheeb
  Qatar
60.82 m
Hammer throw
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Dilshod Nazarov
  Tajikistan
78.32 m Ali Al-Zinkawi
  Kuwait
74.70 m Qi Dakai
  China
74.19 m
Javelin throw
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Ivan Zaytsev
  Uzbekistan
79.76 m Sachith Maduranga
  Sri Lanka
79.62 m NR Samarjit Singh
  India
75.03 m
Decathlon
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Dmitriy Karpov
  Kazakhstan
8037 pts CR Akihiko Nakamura
  Japan
7620 pts Leonid Andreev
  Uzbekistan
7383 pts

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Wei Yongli
  China
11.29 Chisato Fukushima
  Japan
11.53 Tao Yujia
  China
11.63
200 metres
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Viktoriya Zyabkina
  Kazakhstan
23.62 Asha Roy
  India
23.71 Dutee Chand
  India
23.82
400 metres
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Zhao Yanmin
  China
52.49 Poovamma Raju Machettira
  India
53.37 Gretta Taslakian
  Lebanon
53.43 NR
800 metres
details
Wang Chunyu
  China
2:02.47 Genzeb Shumi
  Bahrain
2:04.16 Tintu Luka
  India
2:04.48
1500 metres
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Betlhem Desalegn
  United Arab Emirates
4:13.67 Mimi Belete
  Bahrain
4:14.04 Ayako Jinnouchi
  Japan
4:16.73
5000 metres
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Betlhem Desalegn
  United Arab Emirates
15:12.84 CR NR Shitaye Eshete
  Bahrain
15:22.17 Tejitu Daba
  Bahrain
15:38.63
10,000 metres
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Shitaye Eshete
  Bahrain
32:17.29
CR
Alia Saeed
  United Arab Emirates
32:39.39 Ayumi Hagiwara
  Japan
32.47.44
100 metres hurdles
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Ayako Kimura
  Japan
13.25 Anastassiya Soprunova
  Kazakhstan
13.44 Jayapal Hemasree
  India
14.01
400 metres hurdles
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Satomi Kubokura
  Japan
56.82 Manami Kira
  Japan
57.78 Jo Eun-Ju
  South Korea
58.21
3000 metres steeplechase
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Ruth Jebet
  Bahrain
9:40.84 CR Sudha Singh
  India
9:56.27 Pak Kum Hyang
  North Korea
10:09.80
4×100 metres relay
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  China (CHN)
Tao Yujia
Li Manyuan
Lin Huijun
Wei Yongli
44.01   Japan (JPN)
Saori Kitakaze
Chisato Fukushima
Mayumi Watanabe
Anna Fujimori
44.38   Thailand (THA)
Phatsorn Jaksuninkorn
Orranut Klomdee
Tassaporn Wannakit
Jintara Seangdee
44.44
4×400 metres relay
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  India (IND)
Nirmala
Tintu Luka
Anu Mariam Jose
Poovamma Raju Machettira
3:32.26   China (CHN)
Chen Lin
Cheng Chong
Geng Qingyu
Zhao Yanmin
3:35.31   Japan (JPN)
Asami Chiba
Sayaka Aoki
Satomi Kubokura
Manami Kira
3:35.72
High jump
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Nadiya Dusanova
  Uzbekistan
1.90 m Svetlana Radzivil
  Uzbekistan
1.88 m Marina Aitova
  Kazakhstan
1.88 m
Pole vault
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Li Ling
  China
4.54 m CR Ren Mengqian
  China
4.40 m Sukanya Chomchuendee
  Thailand
4.15 m
Long jump
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Sachiko Masumi
  Japan
6.55 m Anastasiya Juravleva
  Uzbekistan
6.36 m Mayookha Johny
  India
6.30 m
Triple jump
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Anastasiya Juravleva
  Uzbekistan
14.18 m Aleksandra Kotlyarova
  Uzbekistan
13.89 m Irina Litvinenko Ektova
  Kazakhstan
13.75 m
Shot put
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Liu Xiangrong
  China
18.67 m Leyla Rajabi
  Iran
18.18 m Gao Yang
  China
17.76 m
Discus throw
details
Su Xinyue
  China
55.88 m Jiang Fengjing
  China
55.70 m Li Tsai-Yi
  Chinese Taipei
55.32 m
Hammer throw
details
Wang Zheng
  China
72.78 m CR Liu Tingting
  China
67.16 m Masumi Aya
  Japan
63.41 m
Javelin throw
details
Li Lingwei
  China
60.65 m CR Nadeeka Lakmali
  Sri Lanka
60.16 m NR Risa Miyashita
  Japan
55.30 m
Heptathlon
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Wassana Winatho
  Thailand
5818 pts Ekaterina Voronina
  Uzbekistan
5599 pts Chie Kiriyama
  Japan
5451 pts

Medal tableEdit

 
The host stadium in Pune

  *   Host nation (India)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)166527
2  Bahrain (BHR)57315
3  Japan (JPN)461020
4  Saudi Arabia (KSA)4217
5  Uzbekistan (UZB)3418
6  India (IND)*26917
7  Kazakhstan (KAZ)2125
8  United Arab Emirates (UAE)2103
9  Qatar (QAT)1214
10  Thailand (THA)1023
11  Hong Kong (HKG)1001
  Tajikistan (TJK)1001
13  Iran (IRI)0303
14  Sri Lanka (SRI)0213
15  Kuwait (KUW)0202
16  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
17  South Korea (KOR)0022
18  Lebanon (LIB)0011
  North Korea (PRK)0011
  Oman (OMA)0011
Totals (20 nations)424341126

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Competition Calendar Archived 2013-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.. Athletics Asia. Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  2. ^ Four more gold medals and two championship records for China at Asian Champs. IAAF (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  3. ^ Chinese sprinters take away 100m titles at Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  4. ^ Eshete sets 10,000m championship record at Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  5. ^ Two championship records while China's hurdles legacy continues at the Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-06). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  6. ^ Desalegn lands distance double at Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
  7. ^ Fourteen Asian athletes coming to defend their title at Pune Archived 2013-07-04 at the Wayback Machine.. Asian Athletics. Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  8. ^ Dahlan ousts Kalmadi as Asian athletics chief. Gulf Times (2013-07-01). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  9. ^ a b Kalmadi gives it a miss - Asian Track and Field Championships is shorn of big names. The Calcutta Telegraph (2013-07-03). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  10. ^ Brahme, Chinmay (2013-07-06). Without formal coaching Bahrain’s teen star sprints his way to silver. Indian Express. Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  11. ^ Championship & Best Athletes[permanent dead link]. Athletics Federation of India. Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  12. ^ Doping hits Indian athletics ahead of Asian Championships. Times of India (2013-07-05). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  13. ^ J’lalithaa cancels Asian Athletic Games over Sri Lanka’s participation Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.. The Nation (Sri Lanka) (2013-02-21). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  14. ^ Pune confirmed as Asian championships venue. The Hindu (2013-05-30). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
Medal table
Results

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