Posted by Sha
Accurate as of 23 Aug, 6:35pm.
Excludes men high jump result, to resume on Day 2, 1pm.
Marestella, Torres from the Philippine won the women long jump final with a 6.45m (2.4m/s) effort. The 33-year-old pulled her best leap on her sixth final jump.
Malaysia’s wonder girl in the jumps, Noor Amira Mohamad Nafiah will be disappointed to settle for silver in the women long jump, 6.14m -0.1m/s. Her specialty is the triple jump.
Suzuki, Takanao of Japan fended of Thai’s Thawat Khachin challenge in the men shot put for gold. His effort of 16.59m was enough to clinch first place.
Singapore national thrower Wong Kai Yuen had a below par performance in the men shot put. He threw 15.79m for bronze under SAFSA color.
It’s a 1-2 finish for Japan in the women 400m hurdles. Kira, Manami (#49) passed the finishing line in 58.18s to Hosaka, Maiko’s (#48) 61.11s.
The men 800m race was a timed final. #81 Yanagisawa, Junki of Japan emerged the fastest among the field with 1:54.18min. #266 Heidizayat, Tapsir is Singapore top Masters athlete.
Soh, Hua Qun of NUS ran 1:57.91min for the 800m men timed final, 6/18 overall ranking.
G T A, Abeyratne from Sri Lanka was in a class of her own as she ran from start to finish leading the field, crossed the finishing line in 2:06.98min
Singapore top high jump youth athlete, Valerie Cheong soared to a new personal best earlier. She improved her PB by 3cm to 1.65m.
Singapore’s Michelle Sng journey to SEA Games 2015 has only just began, quite positively today as the 27-years-old achieved a season best effort of 1.76m, which earned her a bronze in the women high jump final.
SEA Games 2013 women high jump bronze medalist Pham, Thi Diem clinched gold in the Championship earlier. A 1.79m effort was enough for gold.
Murata, Kazuya of Japan powered himself to gold in the men 200m final. He crossed the finishing line in 21.15s (1.0m/s)
SEA Games 2013 double SEA Games gold sprint champ Vu, Thi Huong (#299) being chased by our sprint queen Shanti Veronica Pereira (#227). The former finished the 200m women final with gold (23.82s), to the latter, a silver (24.39s).
Lin, Chia Ying of Chinese Taipei had a massive throw of 17.02m in the women shotput, eclipsing her other competitors.
Singapore’s Zhang Guirong missed the bronze as she could only muster a 14.04m throw finishing fourth overall in the women shot put rankings. Her last season best effort was 14.99m.
Eric Shauwn, Cray ran 51.60s in the men 400m hurdles final. The 26-years-old running for Philippine clinched gold and looks good to defend his SEA Games title next year in Singapore.
Hussadin Rodmanee of Thailand was the only athlete in the men javelin final field to launch a above 70 metres throw earlier with a brilliant 72.10m effort. The SEA Games 2013 silver medalist upstaged his Thai compatriot, Peerachet, Jantra, who was SEA Games 2013 champion, relegated third in the standings.
It was an exciting men Long Jump Open final, as the lead changed hand multiple times. But it was Kuwaiti Saleh, Alhaddad who emerged the champion who leapt 7.72m (0.7m/s) to clinch gold.
It was a superb outing for Khan, Meng Linn at the Singapore Open earlier as he had a massive PB. A 7.26m effort, that’s a 16cm improvement in the long jump. Good job!
SAA page on 76th Singapore Open Track & Field Championships 2014