Athletics at the 1997 East Asian Games

At the 1997 East Asian Games, the athletics events were held at the Busan Gudeok Stadium in Busan, South Korea between 10 and 19 May. Forty-three events were contested, 23 by male athletes and 20 by females.[1]

Athletics at the 2nd East Asian Games
Gudeok Stadium 3.JPG
Host stadium in Busan
Host cityBusan, South KoreaSouth Korea
Date(s)10–19 May
Main stadiumBusan Gudeok Stadium
LevelSenior
Participation? athletes from
9 nations
Events43


In terms of country performance the competition was a closely contested affair between Japan, which dominated the men's events, and China which led in the women's proceedings. Both finished with a total of 16 gold medals, but China's strength in depth showed in the minor medals as it took a medal haul of 52 (ten more than Japan). Kazakhstan took the third-most gold medals with seven, while the hosts (South Korea) won 18 medals to be the third-best medalling team, although this was one of their weaker sports.

In terms of athletes, Minori Hayakari provided a boost to Japan by winning silver in the 800 metres and a bronze in the 1500 metres event. Wang Zhicheng of China also won two individual medals: a 5000 metres silver, and 10,000 metres bronze. A number of athletes went on to further success at the 1998 Asian Games: Koji Ito and Koji Murofushi won gold in their events, and China had particular success with their field eventers as Ren Ruiping, Li Meisu and Li Shaojie all took Asian Games gold medals.[2]

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Wind: 4.0 m/s
  Nobuharu Asahara (JPN) 10.04 w   Lin Wei (CHN) 10.30 w   Hideki Onohara (JPN) 10.36 w
200 metres   Koji Ito (JPN) 20.98 GR   Huang Danwei (CHN) 21.05   Han Chaoming (CHN) 21.23
400 metres   Son Ju-Il (KOR) 45.84 GR   Shunji Karube (JPN) 46.08   Shigekazu Ōmori (JPN) 46.50
800 metres   Kim Soon-Hyung (KOR) 1:49.00   Lee Jae-Hun (KOR) 1:50.75   Zhang Yi (CHN) 1:50.76
1500 metres   Kiyonari Shibata (JPN) 3:49.90 GR   Liu Lijun (CHN) 3:49.97   Kim Soon-Hyung (KOR) 3:51.18
5000 metres   Yuichi Tajiri (JPN) 13:55.84   Wang Zhicheng (CHN) 14:03.62   Kim Seong-Ho (KOR) 14:22.96
10,000 metres   Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 28:44.60 GR   Kenji Takao (JPN) 29:29.08   Wang Zhicheng (CHN) 29:49.54
110 metre hurdles   Li Tong (CHN) 13.67 GR   Chen Yanhao (CHN) 13.70   Hisanobu Konae (JPN) 13.85
400 metre hurdles   Kazuhiko Yamazaki (JPN) 49.60 GR   Yoshihiko Saito (JPN) 50.41   Tan Chunhua (CHN) 50.73
3000 metre steeplechase   Yasunori Uchitomi (JPN) 8:39.28 GR   Wataru Izumi (JPN) 8:45.38   Qin Gang (CHN) 8:54.16
4×100 metre relay   Japan (JPN) 39.32 GR   China (CHN) 39.43   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 40.31
4×400 metre relay   Japan (JPN) 3:04.35 =GR   South Korea (KOR) 3:09.11   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3:09.77
Half marathon   Kokichi Kawamoto (JPN) 1:07:06   Je In-Mo (KOR) 1:07:16   Ko Jung-Won (KOR) 1:08:17
20 km track walk   Jiao Baozhong (CHN) 1:23:58.59   Daisuke Ikeshima (JPN) 1:23:59.99   Hirofumi Sakai (JPN) 1:27:39.38
High jump   Lee Jin-Taek (KOR) 2.28 m GR   Kim Tae-Hoi (KOR) 2.24 m   Takahisa Yoshida (JPN) 2.24 m
Pole vault   Aleksandr Korchagin (KAZ) 5.50 m GR   Kim Chul-Kyun (KOR) 5.40 m   Xu Gang (CHN) 5.40 m
Long jump   Masaki Morinaga (JPN) 8.13 m   Huang Geng (CHN) 8.03 m w   Chen Jing (CHN) 7.92 m
Triple jump   Sergey Arzamasov (KAZ) 16.89 m GR   Lao Jianfeng (CHN) 16.71 m   Takashi Komatsu (JPN) 16.39 m
Shot put   Sergey Rubtsov (KAZ) 19.47 m   Wen Jili (CHN) 18.57 m   Li Wenkui (CHN) 18.28 m
Discus throw   Li Shaojie (CHN) 62.58 m GR   Zhang Cunbiao (CHN) 60.42 m   Dashdendev Makhashiri (MGL) 60.14 m
Hammer throw   Koji Murofushi (JPN) 73.40 m   Ye Kuigang (CHN) 69.56 m   Bi Zhong (CHN) 68.68 m
Javelin throw   Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 77.80 m GR   Toro Ue (JPN) 73.74 m   Kim Ki-Hun (KOR) 72.42 m
Decathlon   Kim Tae-Keun (KOR) 7372 pts   Chen Chien-Hung (TPE) 7103 pts   Choi Sung-Shin (KOR) 7045 pts

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Wind: 2.5 m/s
  Liang Yi (CHN) 11.46 w   Kaori Yoshida (JPN) 11.49 w   Yue Ling (CHN) 11.55 w
200 metres   Yan Jiankui (CHN) 23.44 GR   Chen Yuxiang (CHN) 23.82   Motoko Arai (JPN) 24.09
400 metres   Svetlana Bodritskaya (KAZ) 52.92 GR   Du Xiujie (CHN) 53.48   Satomi Kasashima (JPN) 54.17
800 metres   Zhang Jian (CHN) 2:06.16   Minori Hayakari (JPN) 2:07.65   Zhang Jinqing (CHN) 2:10.05
1500 metres   Liu Jianying (CHN) 4:19.36   Yoshiko Ichikawa (JPN) 4:19.80   Minori Hayakari (JPN) 4:21.37
5000 metres   Harumi Hiroyama (JPN) 15:37.53 GR   Wei Li (CHN) 15:38.73   Wang Mingxia (CHN) 15:46.88
10,000 metres   Masako Chiba (JPN) 31:31.85 GR   Wang Mingxia (CHN) 32:47.20   Yuko Kawakami (JPN) 33:02.25
100 metre hurdles   Yvonne Kanazawa (JPN) 13.16 GR   Chan Sau Ying (HKG) 13.29   Liu Jing (CHN) 13.31
400 metre hurdles   Natalya Torshina (KAZ) 55.90 GR   Hsu Pei-Ching (TPE) 58.00   Li Rui (CHN) 58.06
4×100 metre relay   China (CHN) 45.05   Japan (JPN) 45.16   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 45.52
4×400 metre relay   China (CHN) 3:35.27   Japan (JPN) 3:36.60   South Korea (KOR) 3:54.05
Half marathon   Zheng Guixia (CHN) 1:14:19 GR   Sachie Ozaki (JPN) 1:14:22   Naomi Sakashita (JPN) 1:14:31
10,000 m track walk   Yuka Mitsumori (JPN) 46:23.25   Svetlana Tolstaya (KAZ) 47:08.09   Feng Haixia (CHN) 47:20.49
High jump   Jin Ling (CHN) 1.91 m GR   Svetlana Zalevskaya (KAZ) 1.88 m   Miki Imai (JPN) 1.88 m
Long jump   Yelena Pershina (KAZ) 6.59 m GR   Yu Yiqin (CHN) 6.42 m   Zhang Hongling (CHN) 6.25 m
Triple jump   Ren Ruiping (CHN) 14.47 m GR   Li Jiahui (CHN) 13.50 m   Seiko Nishiuchi (JPN) 13.13 m
Shot put   Li Meisu (CHN) 19.07 m   Sui Xinmei (CHN) 18.26 m   Lee Myung-Sun (KOR) 17.56 m
Discus throw   Xiao Yanling (CHN) 63.82 m GR   Luan Zhili (CHN) 61.94 m   Yuka Murofushi (JPN) 51.90 m
Javelin throw   Li Lei (CHN) 56.92 m   Lee Young-Sun (KOR) 56.10 m   Jang Jeong-Yeon (KOR) 51.06 m
Heptathlon   Svetlana Kazanina (KAZ) 5971 pts   Ma Chun-Ping (TPE) 5737 pts   Wang Xiuyan (CHN) 5560 pts

Medal tableEdit

 
Japan's Nobuharu Asahara won the 100 m gold.

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)16191752
2  Japan (JPN)16121442
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)7209
4  South Korea (KOR)*46818
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0336
6  Hong Kong (HKG)0101
7  Mongolia (MGL)0011
8  Guam (GUM)0000
  Macau (MAC)0000
Totals (9 nations)434343129

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ East Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-11.
  2. ^ Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-11.

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