World shot put champion Gong Lijiao collected her third consecutive gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin on Wednesday (6), which marked the last competition of her 2017 season.
Syria’s Majd Eddin Ghazal stole the limelight from more established stars when he set a world lead at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing’s national stadium on Wednesday (18).
After lowering his colours to Sam Kendricks and Renaud Lavillenie at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Saturday, world champion Shawn Barber will be hoping for a change of fortune at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing on Wednesday (18).
It took just two attempts for Anita Wlodarczyk to produce a mark that was almost three metres farther than any other woman in the world had managed this year.
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).
The 12th National Games got off to a real start on Sunday (8) in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, with a total of 13 finals during the second day of competition following the two finals on Saturday.
Organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing have announced another raft of top names that will grace their meeting on 21 May, including both of the 2011 World Championships gold medallists in the javelin, Germany’s Mattias De Zordo and Russia’s Mariya Abakumova.
Many of China’s leading long throwers started their season in on home soil in Chengdu with some impressive results on Sunday (31), especially hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu, who finished fourth at the London 2012 Olympics Games.