2017 Asian Grand Prix Athletics All 3 Legs Comprehensive Results

2017 Asian Grand Prix Alejan, Bagsit and Santos chill out before the start of round one of the Asian Grand Prix.

2017 Asian Grand Prix Leg 3, Taipei 30.04.17

It was a very tiring 2017 Asian Grand Prix circuit for a rather inexperienced set of Philippine Athletes.

Therefore Marco Vilog, Eloiza Luzon, and Katherine Khay Santos were all sent home.

While Luzon and Santos failed to impress during the 2017 Asian Grand Prix circuit.

Most noteworthy with not even seasonal best improvements on their national open times. Simultaneously, the last remaining was Marestella Torres in women’s long jump, who could only manage 6.05m.

Especially relevant performance declining due to a lot of traveling.

2017 Asian Grand Prix

Top American Athletes make ‘GUEST Appearances’ including Olympic Champion.

Taipei’s growing success, the last stop on the 2017 Asian Grand Prix circuit, even attracted two American and two Australian athletes that made ‘GUEST appearances.’ Most noteworthy, a few years ago, the Taipei open even attracted Jamaican Olympic sprint finalist Michael Frater.

2017 Asian Grand Prix Leg 3

2017 Asian Grand Prix

Olympic Long Jump Champion Jeff Henderson (USA) cleared an easy win in 8.15m (0.6). Hence well clear of local jumpers Lin Mung-Min (TPE) 7.71m (-0.3) and Chan Mai Tai (TPE) 7.70m (0.5).

Top American sprinter and Olympian Michael Rodgers. While better known as a 100m sprinter, he has a PB of 20.24. While Rodgers, 32, ran in the 200m Non-GP event without running in heats as a wild card. Consequently, he lost to Taipei’s Yang Chun-Han 20.80, clocking a close second of 20.84.

Top Asian and Olympian 400 Hurdler Chen Chieh of Taipei clocked 49.67 to break his 2012 PB of 49.68 and win the Non-GP Hurdles event.

While Geneive Cowie of Australia won the Women’s 400 Hurdles in 58.81.

2017 Asian Grand Prix

2017 Asian Grand Prix

China’s Xu Haiyang emerged as the meets fastest man in 10.35, holding off Boby Yaspi (INA), the SEA Games silver medievalist who 10.39 (just outside his 10.36 PB). And Hasaan Said of the Maldives was third in 10.40.

Also, Yaspi was back to help Indonesia break the national record in 39.13. The 4×100 Indonesia’s quartet of Mohd Fadlin, Abdul Iswandi, and Eko Rimbuwan.  As a result, they improved on their 39.53 times on the 1st leg in Jinhua.

While Taipei was second in 39.27, and Thailand’s B Team of K. Namsuwan, B. Chuangchai, J. Sathoengram, and S. Laomool clocked 39.63. Thailand improved from its 40.12 on the 2nd leg in Jiaxing.

Also, India’s Yahya Muhammad Anas ran an impressive 45.69 to win the last leg of the 400m. At the same time, Big Quach Cong Lich of Vietnam continued to improve after opening 47.21 a week ago with 46.66 a SEA leading time. Most noteworthy Quach is the SEA Games silver medallist with the best time of 45.99. And Mikhail Litvin of Kazakhstan was third in 47.03.

In the Shotput, Om Prakash Singh (IND) had an Asian season lead with a 19.58m throw.

In the Women’s 100m, Viktoriya Zyabkina (KAZ) had her third win clean sweep in the 2017 Asian Grand Prix. While Her time of 11.34 was an Asian season lead. At the same time, Dutee Chand of India was second in 11.52. And Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam was third in 11.74. Also, in the 2nd race, Thai’s Tassaporn Wanakit ran 11.88 and Kanyarat Pakdee 12.02.

Elina Mikhina of Kazakhstan had an Asian lead in the 400 with 52.55. Yet again, beating Quach Thi Lan of Vietnam, who dipped under 53 seconds to record 52.96.

Thai Wanida Boonwan improved 1.75 to 1.80m in the High Jump. While in Long Jump, Bui Thi Thao had her third win in a row with 6.41m. Also, a very tired Marestella Sunang dropped to sixth place with 6.05m.

Furthermore, Thailand’s quartet of O. Chattha, Pakdee, T. Thipat, and Wanakit improved their 2017 time in 4×100 to 45.44.


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100m +0.1: Xu Haiyang (chn) 10.35; Yaspi Boby (ina) 10.39; Hassan Saaid (mdv) 10.40; Himasha Eashan (sri) 10.41; Mi Hong (chn) 10.42; Bandit Chuangchai (tha) 10.55; 200m -0.1 Yang Chun-Han 20.80 (20.78 (-0,2 1h1); Michael Rodgers (usa) 20.84; Ng Ka Fung (hkg) 21.25; Michael Romanin (aus) 21.43;  Wang Wei-Hsu  TPE  21.45; in heats: Cheng Po-Yu 21.34 (-0,2) 2h1; 400m: Yahya Muhammad Anas (ind) 45.69;  Quach Cong Lich (vie) 46.66;  Mikhail Litvin (kaz) 47.03; Chen Chieh 47.62; M.G.Ajith Premakumara (sri) 47.89; 110mh+1.3: Xie Wenjun (chn) 13.61; Yang Wei-Ting 13.76; Chen Kuei-Ju 13.76; Wu Han-Wei 13.90; 400mh Chen Chieh 49.67; Yu Chia-Hsuan 50.45; Chan Ka Chun (hkg) 51.08; Peng Ming-Yang (98) 51.70; HJ Sun Zhao (chn) 2.27; Hsiang Chun-Hsien 2.24; Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh (iri) 2.24; Bai Long (chn) &  Yuriy Dergachev (kaz) 2.20; Mohammad Reza Vazifehdoost 2.20; LJ Jeff Henderson (usa) 8.15/+0.6; Lin Hung-Min 7.71/ -0.3; Chan Man Tai (hkg) 7.70/+0.5; Tai Chiao-Heng 7.67/+0.4; Lin Tzu-Chi 7.53/+0.7; TJ Cao Shuo (chn) 16.21/+0.3; Pratchaya Thepparak (tha) 15.89/ 0.0; Li Kuei-Lung 15.85/+0.2; Roman Valiyev (kaz) 15.83/+0.4; A.V.Rakesh Babu (ind) 15.72/+0.7; SP Om Prakash Singh (ind) 19.58; Wu Jiaxiang (chn) 19.21; Ali Samari (iri) 18.68; Ivan Ivanov (kaz) 18.61; Sergey Dementyev (uzb) 18.21; Grigoriy Kamulya (uzb) 17.97; JT Huang Shih-Feng 80.77; Cheng Chao-Tsun 79.93; Neeraj Chopra (ind) 79.90; Ivan Zaytsev (uzb) 77.63; Ravinder Singh Khaira (ind) 73.81; Ma Qun (chn) 73.76; D.G.Sumedha Ranasinghe (sri) 72.23; 4x100m Indonesia (Moh.Fadlin, Abd.Iswandi, Eko Rimbawan, Yaspy Boby)  39.13 NR; Taipei (Wei Yi-Ching, Yang Chun-Han, Liu Chao-Hsuan, Chen Chih-Hsun) 39.27; Thailand (K.Namsuwan, B.Chuangchai, J.Sathoengram, S.Laomool)  39.63;


100m A -0.5 Viktoria Zyabkina (kaz) 11.34; Dutee Chand (ind) 11.52; Le Tu Chinh (vie) 11.74; Rumeshika K.Rathnayake (sri) 11.87; 100m B +0.4 Tao Yujia (chn) 11.81; Tassaporn Wannakit (tha) 11.88; 400m Elina Mikhina (kaz) 52.55; Quach Thi Lan (vie) 52.96; Machettira Raju Poovamma (ind) 53.11; Fu Na (chn) 54.50; 800m Gayanthika Thushari Abeyrathne (sri) 2:03.87; Tintu Luka (ind) 2:03.97; W.K.L.A.Nimali (sri) 2:06.30; Fumika Omori (jpn) 2:08.70; 100mh +0.6 Hitomi Shimura (jpn) 13.37; Anastasiya Pilipenko (kaz) 13.41; Aygerim Shynazbekova (kaz) 13.45; Hsieh Hsi-En 13.50; Lui Lai Yiu (hkg) 13.56; Lin Shih-Ting (99) 13.63 NR u20; 400mh Genevieve Cowie (aus) 58.81; HJ Yeung Man Wai (hkg) 1.88 NR; Nadezhda Dusanova (uzb) 1.84; Liu Jingyi (chn) 1.82; Nadezhda Dubovitskaya (kaz) (98) 1.80; Wanida Boonwan (tha) 1.80; LJ 1 Bui Thi Thu Thao (vie) 6.41/ -0.3; Xu Xiaoling (chn) 6.35/ -0.1; Liu Ya-Chun 6.30/ -0.8; Narayanan V.Neena (ind) 6.24/ -0.2; Konomi Kai (jpn) 6.07/ -0.2; Jiang Yanfei (chn) 6.06/+1.3; Marestella Sunang (phi) 6.05/+0.9; SP Song Jiayuan (chn) 17.46; Manpreet Kaur (ind) 17.38; Eki Febri Ekawati (ina) 15.16; DT Feng Bin (chn) 61.32; Lu Xiaoxin (chn) 58.42; Li Tsai-Yi 55.66; Subenrat Insaeng (tha) 54.22; Mariya Telushkina (kaz) 47.97; JT Li Huei-Chun (99) 54.37; 4x100m Kazakhstan (R.Kashafutdinova, S.Golendova, Y.Rakhmanova, V.Zyabkina) 43.40; China(Liang Xiaojing, Tao Yujia, Ge Manqi, Yuan Qiqi) 43.88

Jiaxing China, Second Round of 2017 Asian Grand Prix

2017 Asian Grand Prix 2 Jiaxingxing

2017 Asian Grand Prix

Mi Hong of China won the 100m in 10.40. Boby Yaspi of Indonesia, the SEA Games silver medallist, took bronze in 10.50. In the Women’s 100, Zyabkina Viktoriya had another win for Kazakhstan in 11.36, from India’s Dute Chand 11.57, and Le Tu Chinh Vietnam 11.67.

Chinh time of 11.67 is the fastest legit time in South East Asia. After Zulkifli of Malaysia posted several doubtful times during her time in South Africa, that didn’t match her recent Singapore performances. SEA Games silver medallist Tassaporn Wanakit o Thailand upgraded to the A Race this time but came last 12.06.

The Philippines Eloiza Luzon performance continued to decline further from 12.39 last week to 12.55 at Asian Grand Prix. This time dead last in the overall standings in women’s 100m.

Vietnams Arnold Schwaraznager Big Quach Cong Lich the SEA Games silver medalist 400 after opening 47.21 last week behind Karem Yousef. This time he triumphed over Yousef timing 47.13, Yousef settling for silver in 47.55.

This time his sister, the SEA Games silver medalist Quach Thi Lan came second in 53.85, behind Elina of Kazakh 52.79.

The Philippines Marco Vilog had a much better run this time, not boxed in; he timed 1.51.71 in the 800 to place sixth. Vilog has already hit the gold medal standard for SEA Games.

Long Jumpers Marestella Sunang dropped to 5th in 6.12m. And Kath Santos came last in the long jump in 5.85m. While Marestella already has the gold standard in the last 12 months. And is an automatic medal qualifier from 2015 for the 2017 SEA Games. Santos now has until July 1st week to leap 6.41m the SEA Bronze standard.

2017 Asian Grand Prix

Jinhua, Asian 2017 Asian Grand Prix first leg

Philippine Athletes

2017 Asian Grand Prix

Bui Thi Thao of Vietnam again got the best of Marestella Sunang (Torres). Thao, who is the SEA Game silver medalist, leaped 6.58m (-0.4) to win the 1st leg of the Asian Grand Prix. Thao had allegedly was pregnant or retired. Showed nothing but clearly dominating the event, winning by 12cm over Neena of India. Bui’s best was 6.65m at the 2015 SEA Games.

Sunang finished fourth in 6.35m (-0.5), the #2 time for the year in South East Asia. The 36-year-old improved on her 6.14m marks at the National Open last month. This is Sunang second jump for the year. Sunang holds the SEA Record with 6.72m, which saw her qualify for the Olympics last year.

SEA Games Champion Maria Natalia Londa of Indonesia did not participate. Thailands Chuimaroeng Parinya was 6th in 6.03m.

Katherine Khay Santos, the other Filipino entry, wound up the 9th entries with a 5.79m leap. Santos must clear 6.41m to hit the Bronze standard for the SEA Games before July.

Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam was fourth in Heat 1 11.76; this is the leading legit time for southeast Asia in 2017. It ties the 2015 SEA Games Gold/Silver medal times of Kayla Anise Richardson (Philippines) and Tassaporn Wanakit (Thailand).

The 28-year-old Wanakit showed fine form, winning the second heat in 11.91 (-0.5). Her teammate Chattha On-Uma who has run 11.80 this year, came in third in the second heat in 12.10. The Philippines Eloiza Luzon (PB is 12.10) could only manage 12.39 (-0.5) and finishing 11 of 12. As expected, both the Richardson twins were not able to participate.

And Eric Cray did not participate in this leg. Also, Harry Diones was missing. Marco Vilog was well off his best time of 1.50.89 with 1.54.84  7th of 7 in the 800m final.

2017 Asian Grand Prix

2017 Asian Grand Prix Relays

The Indonesia quartet of Fadlin Ahmad, Iswandi Hamid, Eko Rimbawan, and Boby Yaspi) won 39.53. This improves on their 40.49 clockings at the Jatim Open last month. And is the leading time for South East Asia for 2017.

The SEA Games gold medal time is 38.99 by Thailand, 39.24 Singapore, and Indonesia took Bronze in 39.32. However, it was .21 off their national record as they used Eko Rimbwan instead of Yudi Dwi Nugroho.

While Thailand’s young team (not full strength) was second in 40.12, improving slightly on their 40.18 at their National Games last month. Kuwait was a distant third in 41.76.

And Kazakhstan won the Women’s 4×100 in a slick 44.50s, Thailand came second in 45.62. Thailand improved on their 46.30 PE Institute Team clocking at their National Games last month. Thailand, the defending champions at SEA Games, won 2015 in 44.27.

2017 Asian Grand Prix RESULTS

2017 Asian Grand Prix




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