[Day4] 6.10 (SUN) 12:30-17:30 (LOCAL TIME)
DAY ４ HIGHLIGHTSOn the last day of the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu, the events started in the afternoon. It was sprinkling. The temperature is about 24℃. 6 men’s finals and 5 women’s finals were held.
Japan collected two medals in the women’s 400mH. One was the gold Kasumi Yoshida won in 58.43 setting her personal best time, the other was bronze Natsumi Murakami won in 58.92. Jui-Hsuan Yang of Chinese Taipei put out a last spurt and completed the race on the second place to win the silver, clocking 58.89.
Furthermore Japan won the gold in the men’s 400mH, too. Yusuke Shirao won the close race in 50.52 against Bassem Mohamed Awad Hemeida of Qatar. Hemeida finished the race in 50.55. Mahdi Pirjahan of Iran picked up the bronze in 51.18.
The men’s 200m Final(-0.2) was a very close game, especially competing among the top 3. Tai-Sheng Wei of Chinese Taipei won this exciting race by a hair in 21.05 and earned the gold medal. Minkyu Shin of Korea was runner-up with at time of 21.06 and Jasutinjunpei Tsukamoto of Japan slid into the 3rd , setting his personal best time in 21.09.
Nozomi Tanaka of Japan set a new meet record with a run of 9:04.36 in the women’s 3000m. She dominated the race from the beginning until the end and won the gold medal. Yuna Wada of Japan finished 2nd in 9:14.13, and completed one-two finish of this competition.. Fang Liu of China earned the bronze medal.
Ajeet Kumar of India put on an explosive spurt passed around 3000m, and won the men’s 5000m in 14:15.24, setting his personal best. Ren Tazawa of Japan won the silver (14:17.26) and Seyedamir Zamanpour of Iran picked up the bronze (14:25.25).
Two finals of men’s jumping events were held in the field. First game was Triple Jump. Kamalraj Kanagaraj of India won the gold with a jump of 15m75(-0.3). Gyumin Yu of Korea picked up the silver with a jump of 15m56(-0.3) and Syunsuke Izumiya of Japan earned the bronze with a jump of 15m47(+0.1).
Second one was High Jump. Kyohei Tomori of Japan and Nuh Abdulkadir Ibrahim Anuh of Qatar went head to head at the moment two of them cleared 2m14. But only Tomori made it cleared 2m16, setting his personal best. He finally won the championship of this meet. Hao Zhang of China earned the bronze with a jump of 2m12.
Karin Odama of Japan won the gold in the women’s Heptathlon with a total of 5133 points. Cai-Juan Chen of Chinese Taipei picked up the silver with a total of 4925 points. Diana Geints gained a total of 4804 points and brought the bronze to Kazakhstan.
The last events of our championships were the men’s & women’s 4×400mR Final. Team Japan won the gold in the women’s relay in 3:38.20 setting a new meet record. Team Thailand was the runner-up in 3:41.11, and Team Sri Lanka was the second runner-up in 3:45.16. As for the men’s race, Team Sri Lanka won the gold medal by great team efforts (3:08.70). Team Thailand showed their guts on the final stretch and picked up the silver (3:09.20). Malaysia earned the bronze (3:09.60).
The medals have all been handed out and the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2018 at Nagaragawa Stadium are a wrap. Japan cleaned up with the most total 42 medals (14-15-13), followed by China for 23 medals (11-8-4) and India for 17 medals (5-2-10).
- The 18th ASIAN JUNIOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- June 7th (Thursday) to June 10 (Sunday), 2018
- Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium
Address: 2675-28, Fukumitsu Ono, Nagara, Gifu-city, Gifu Prefecture, 502-0817, Japan
- Asian Athletics Association
- Japan Association of Athletics Federations
- Gifu Prefecture
- Japan Association of Athletics Federations GIFU
- Gifu Prefectural Board of Education
Gifu Sports Association
- Special Sponsors
- Seino Transportation Co., Ltd.
- THE JUROKU BANK,LTD.
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- cooperated by
- ASICS Japan Corporation
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・22 men’s events
100m、200m、400m、800m、1500m、5000m、10000m、110mH、400mH、3000m 3000mSC、10000m Walk、4×100mR、4×400mR、 HJ、PV、LJ、TJ、SP、DT、HT、JT、Decathlon・22 women’s events
100m、200m、400m、800m、1500m、3000m、5000m、100mH、400mH、3000m 3000mSC、10000m Walk、4×100mR、4×400mR、 HJ、PV、LJ、TJ、SP、DT、HT、JT、Heptathlon