2017 Asian Athletics Championships

The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships was the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. It was held from 6 to 9 July 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.[1] Bhubaneswar was the third Indian city to host Asian Championships. Around 560 athletes from 41 countries attended the event.[2]

2017 Asian Championships
Logo of 2017 Asian Athletics Championships.png
DatesJuly 6–9
Host cityIndia Bhubaneswar, India
VenueKalinga Stadium
Events42
Participation560 athletes from
41 nations

The Championships were originally scheduled to be held at Ranchi, Jharkhand. After Ranchi's inability to host this event, Bhubaneswar was selected as the venue for this event.[3] On 30 March 2017 post a detailed presentation by Adille Sumariwalla, President AFI, Bhubaneswar was selected for hosting the Asian Athletics Championship by the Asian Athletics Association Council. The previous edition of the championship was held in Wuhan, China from 3–7 June 2015.

The Asian Athletics Championships are organized by Asian Athletics Association every two years.[4] Bhubaneswar is the third Indian-city to host the Asian Athletics Championship with Delhi in 1989 being the first and Pune in the year 2013 to be the second Indian cities.

The winners of the Championships got a direct berth for the 2017 World Championships in London to be held in August. As host, India was eligible to field three athletes in each discipline, instead of the usual two.[5]

Venues and infrastructureEdit

 
Newly prepared synthetic track of Kalinga Stadium

The event took place at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Kalinga Stadium has the sitting capacity of 50,000 spectators.[6] The stadium was renovated with a new synthetic track, with floodlights and a warm-up facility has been set up to host the event.[7] After Ranchi pull-out from hosting the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, the 86th Asian Athletics Association Council meeting confirmed Bhubaneswar as the host of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.[8] The Government of Odisha decided to renovate the Kalinga Stadium within 90 days of time to host the event.

Logo and MascotEdit

 
Mascot Olly during the opening ceremony of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar.

On 8 May 2017, the logo and mascot of Championship were released. Olly, the olive ridley sea turtle, an endangered species that travels to Odisha's Rushikulya and Gahirmatha beaches for its nesting, was chosen as the mascot.[9] It was flagged off by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, at the Championships' mascot rally covering 30 districts of the state of Odisha.

CultureEdit

 
Cultural program on AAC2017
 
Fireworks on the Opening Day

Over 500 artists performed during the opening ceremony of the championships on 5 July 2017. Around 400 Odissi dancers performed in an act depicting the Kalinga War and Emperor Kharavela.[10] Shankar Mahadevan with his troupe performed the Rangabati song during the event, with the Sambalpuri dance group.

Media CoverageEdit

Prasar Bharati, through the Doordarshan (DD), is the exclusive Host Broadcaster for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships. Doordarshan will undertake all the obligations of the Host Broadcaster for the Championships and will provide the basic feed of the event.

DopingEdit

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) found that the athlete Manpreet Kaur, Asian champion woman shot putter tested positive for a banned substance.[11]

Event summaryEdit

MenEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Hassan Taftian
  Iran
10.25[12] Femi Ogunode
  Qatar
10.26 Yang Chun-han
  Chinese Taipei
10.31
200 metres
details
Yang Chun-han
  Chinese Taipei
20.66 Park Bong-go
  South Korea
20.76 Femi Ogunode
  Qatar
20.79
400 metres
details
Mohammad Anas
  India
45.77 Arokia Rajiv
  India
46.14 Ahmed Mubarak Al-Saadi
  Oman
46.39
800 metres
details
Ebrahim Al-Zofairi
  Kuwait
1:49.47 Jamal Hairane
  Qatar
1:49.94 Jinson Johnson
  India
1:50.07
1500 metres
details
Ajay Kumar Saroj
  India
3:45.85 Jamal Hairane
  Qatar
3:46.90 Moslem Niadoost
  Iran
3:48.53
5000 metres
details
Govindan Lakshmanan
  India
14:54.48 Yaser Salem Bagharab
  Qatar
14:55.89 Tariq Ahmed Al-Amri
  Saudi Arabia
14:56.83
10,000 metres
details
Govindan Lakshmanan
  India
29:55.87 Gopi Thonakal
  India
29:58.89 Adilet Kyshtakbekov
  Kyrgyzstan
30:06.65
110 metres hurdles
details
Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel
  Kuwait
13.50 Yaqoub Mohamed Al-Youha
  Kuwait
13.59 Ahmed Khader Al-Muwallad
  Saudi Arabia
13.61
400 metres hurdles
details
Eric Cray
  Philippines
49.57 Chen Chieh
  Chinese Taipei
49.75 Jabir M.P.
  India
50.22
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Hossein Keyhani
  Iran
8:43.82 Yaser Salem Bagharab
  Qatar
8:46.16 Ali Ahmad Al-Amri
  Saudi Arabia
8:52.64
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  China (CHN)
Tang Xingqiang
Liang Jinsheng
Bie Ge
Xu Haiyang
Xu Zhouzheng*
39.38   Thailand (THA)
Kritsada Namsuwan
Bandit Chuangchai
Jirapong Meenapra
Jaran Sathoengram
Ruttanapon Sowan*
39.38   Hong Kong (HKG)
So Chun Hong
Ng Ka Fung
Tang Yik Chun
Tsui Chi Ho
Wan Hin Chung*
39.53
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  India (IND)
Kunhu Muhammed
Amoj Jacob
Arokia Rajiv
Mohammad Anas
Mohan Kumar*
Sachin Roby*
3:02.92   Sri Lanka (SRI)
Tharusha Dananjaya
Kalinga Kumarage
Ajith Premakumara
Dilip Ruwan
3:04.80   Thailand (THA)
Apisit Chamsri
Nattapong Kongkraphan
Jirayu Pleenaram
Phitchaya Sunthonthuam
Vitsanu Phosri*
3:06.48
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

  • Athletes with stars competed in the heats but not the finals, and received medals.

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Woo Sang-hyeok
  South Korea
2.30 m =PB Zhang Guowei
  China
2.28 m Majd Eddin Ghazal
  Syria
2.24 m
Pole vault
details
Ding Bangchao
  China
5.65 m Masaki Ejima
  Japan
5.65 m AJR Ernest John Obiena
  Philippines
5.50 m
Long jump
details
Huang Changzhou
  China
8.09 m Chan Ming Tai
  Hong Kong
8.03 m Shotaro Shiroyama
  Japan
7.97 m
Triple jump
details
Zhu Yaming
  China
16.82 m Mark Harry Diones
  Philippines
16.45 m Xu Xiaolong
  China
16.45 m
Shot put
details
Ali Samari
  Iran
19.80 m Tejinder Pal Singh
  India
19.77 m Ivan Ivanov
  Kazakhstan
19.41 m
Discus throw
details
Ehsan Haddadi
  Iran
64.54 m Muhammad Irfan
  Malaysia
60.96 m Vikas Gowda
  India
60.81 m
Hammer throw
details
Dilshod Nazarov
  Tajikistan
76.69 m Wang Shizhu
  China
73.81 m Lee Yun-chul
  South Korea
73.77 m NR
Javelin throw
details
Neeraj Chopra
  India
85.23 m CR Ahmed Bader Magour
  Qatar
83.70 m Davinder Singh Kang
  India
83.29 m
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

CombinedEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Decathlon
details
Sutthisak Singkhon
  Thailand
7732 pts PB Kazuya Kawasaki
  Japan
7584 pts Guo Qi
  China
7495 pts
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

WomenEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Viktoriya Zyabkina
  Kazakhstan
11.39[12] Olga Safronova
  Kazakhstan
11.45 Dutee Chand
  India
11.52
200 metres
details
Viktoriya Zyabkina
  Kazakhstan
23.10 Rumeshika Rathnayake
  Sri Lanka
23.43 Olga Safronova
  Kazakhstan
23.47
400 metres
details
Quách Thị Lan
  Vietnam
52.78[12][13] Jisna Mathew
  India
53.32 M. R. Poovamma
  India
53.36
800 metres
details
Nimali Liyanarachchi
  Sri Lanka
2:05.23 Gayanthika Abeyrathne
  Sri Lanka
2:05.27 Fumika Omori
  Japan
2:06.50
1500 metres
details
PU Chitra
  India
4:17.92 Geng Min
  China
4:19.15 Ayako Jinnouchi
  Japan
4:19.90
5000 metres
details
Darya Maslova
  Kyrgyzstan
15:57.95 Alia Saeed Mohammed
  United Arab Emirates
15:59.95 Sanjivani Jadhav
  India
16:00.24
10,000 metres
details
Darya Maslova
  Kyrgyzstan
32:21.21 Yuka Hori
  Japan
32:23.26 Mizuki Matsuda
  Japan
32:46.61
100 metres hurdles
details
Jung Hye-lim
  South Korea
13.16 Ayako Kimura
  Japan
13.30 Wang Dou
  China
13.36
400 metres hurdles
details
Nguyễn Thị Huyền
  Vietnam
56.14 Anu Raghavan
  India
57.22 Sayaka Aoki
  Japan
58.18
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Sudha Singh
  India
9:59.47 Hyo Gyong
  North Korea
10:13.94 Nana Sato
  Japan
10:18.11
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Rima Kashafutdinova
Viktoriya Zyabkina
Merjen Ishangulyyeva
Olga Safronova
43.53   China (CHN)
Sun Fengyan
Kong Lingwei
Lin Huijun
Feng Lulu
44.50   India (IND)
Merlin Joseph
Himashree Roy
Srabani Nanda
Dutee Chand
44.57
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  Vietnam (VIE)
Nguyễn Thị Oanh
Quách Thị Lan
Hoàng Thị Ngọc
Nguyễn Thị Huyền
3:33.22[12][13]   Japan (JPN)
Sayaka Aoki
Kana Ichikawa
Seika Aoyama
Manami Kira
3:37.74   Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Svetlana Golendova
Elina Mikhina
Adelina Akhmetova
Merjen Ishangulyeva
3:37.95

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Nadiya Dusanova
  Uzbekistan
1.84 m Yeung Man Wai
  Hong Kong
Wang Xueyi
  China
Liu Jingyi
  China
1.80 m Not awarded
Pole vault
details
Chen Qiaoling
  China
4.40 m Li Ling
  China
4.20 m Chayanusa Chomchuendee
  Thailand
4.10 m
Long jump
details
Bùi Thị Thu Thảo
  Vietnam
6.54 m Nellickal V. Neena
  India
6.54 m Nayana James
  India
6.42 m
Triple jump
details
Mariya Ovchinnikova
  Kazakhstan
13.72 m Irina Ektova
  Kazakhstan
13.62 m N.V. Sheena
  India
13.42 m
Shot put
details
Manpreet Kaur
  India
DQ (from 2016) Guo Tianqian
  China
17.91 m Aya Ota
  Japan
15.45 m
Discus throw
details
Chen Yang
  China
60.41 m Subenrat Insaeng
  Thailand
56.82 m Lu Xiaoxin
  China
55.27 m
Hammer throw
details
Luo Na
  China
69.92 m Liu Tingting
  China
69.45 m Hitomi Katsuyama
  Japan
60.22 m
Javelin throw
details
Li Lingwei
  China
63.06 m CR Dilhani Lekamage
  Sri Lanka
58.11 m PB Annu Rani
  India
57.32 m
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

CombinedEdit

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Heptathlon
details
Swapna Barman
  India
5942 pts PB Meg Hemphill
  Japan
5883 pts Purnima Hembram
  India
5798 pts
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal countEdit

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  India (IND)*1061329
2  China (CHN)87520
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)4217
4  Iran (IRI)4015
5  Vietnam (VIE)4004
6  South Korea (KOR)2114
7  Kuwait (KWT)2103
8  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)2013
9  Sri Lanka (SRI)1405
10  Thailand (THA)1225
11  Chinese Taipei (TPE)1113
  Philippines (PHI)1113
13  Tajikistan (TJK)1001
  Uzbekistan (UZB)1001
15  Japan (JPN)06814
16  Qatar (QAT)0617
17  Hong Kong (HKG)0213
18  Malaysia (MYS)0101
  North Korea (PRK)0101
  United Arab Emirates (UAE)0101
21  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0033
22  Oman (OMN)0011
  Syria (SYR)0011
Totals (23 nations)424241125

Participating NationsEdit

A total 560 athletes from 41 nations attended the event.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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