A capacity crowd again packed the Oregon Convention Center and they were again treated to a splendid night of athletics with 10 champions crowned on the third day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016.
Oluwakemi Adekoya made Bahraini athletics history when she became the first athlete from the Gulf nation to win a world indoor championships title, in the process improving her own Asian indoor record that she set in Friday’s semi-final by 0.02 to 51.45.
Another Asian indoor record and six competition records fell on the second day of the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, but it was local star Mohamed Al-Garni’s successful 1500m title defence that brought the crowd to their feet in the Aspire Dome on Saturday (20).
China’s pole vault star Li Ling upgraded her own Asian record by one centimetre as she grabbed the sole gold medal for the hosts on the third competition day at the Asian Championships in Wuhan on Saturday (6).
Ehsan Hadidi got Iran’s first gold medal of the athletics programme when he won the men's discus for the third successive Games on the fourth day of the athletics at the Asian Games in the South Korean city of Inchon on Tuesday (30).
Qatari sprinter Femi Ogunode provided the biggest highlight of an entertaining second day of the 2014 Asian Games athletics programme when he sped to an Asian 100m record of 9.93 in the South Korean city of Inchon on Sunday (28).
United Arab Emirates distance runner Alia Saeed Mohammed took more than 40 seconds off her own 10,000m national record, clocking 31:51.86, to become the first athletics gold medallist at the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Inchon on Saturday (27).
Kaliese Spencer rounded off her near-perfect season with a peerless performance in the 400m hurdles, adding an IAAF Continental Cup title to the Commonwealth Games gold medal she won earlier this summer.
Ivan Ukhov, Russia’s Olympic high jump champion, gave another demonstration of his startling ability as he rose above the challenge of three other hugely talented athletes who have helped re-energise the event in the past few years to win with an effort of 2.41m.