2018 Asian Games Test Athletics

2018 Asian Games Test

Last Updated on October 5, 2022 by Andrew Pirie

2018 Asian Games Test  Day 1 and 2 Report 17-year-old Zohri 10.25

Other Day 2 and 3 SEA Results 

2018 Asian Games Test

SEA Athletes to take season leads included Eki Febri Ekawati took the season lead in women’s shot put with a 15.32m 2nd place.

Tehupeiory ran 1:00.52 in the 400 Hurdles, moving ahead of Dipna Lim 1:01 in Perth.

Three Indonesians competed in the Men’s Pole Vault and 17-year-old Idan Richsaun took the SEA lead with a 4.90m vault.

Competing Solo SEA Games Record Holder and Champion Jackie Wong Chiew Sier of Malaysia heaved a SEA lead with a 64.96m Hammer throw.

In the Women’s 200m Zulkifili who won the 100 didn’t start but Ulfa of Indonesia was 2nd in a 2 person race in 24.86.

SEA Games bronze medalist Aravinn Theavarr Gunasegaran of Malaysia clocked a season opener of 21.67 after having run a 48.02 the other week in Malaysia.

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2018 Asian GamesTest Day 2 Toledo wins Gold, Medina PB in 400 Hurdles Feb 14, 2018, PB for Francis Medina

The Philippines are maybe very famous for Eric Cray its Asian Champion in 400 Hurdles.

But another young Hurdler by the name of Francis Medina is quickly making a name for himself.

With the absence of Cray from this meet as he is focusing on his preparation for the Asian Games in the states. Medina managed to take 4th and move ahead of Renato Unso as the #2 all-time Hurdler for the Philippines. 

The National Champion in the 400 Hurdles at Ilagan.

Medina had improved his 400 Hurdles from 52.82 to 51.30 by April 2017 at Singapore Nationals beating SEA Games bronze medallist Andrian of Indonesia.

And was looking certain for the bronze at the 2017 SEA Games after the strongest qualifying time in the heats.

However, he pulled his hamstring on the 2nd to the last set of Hurdles, tumbled over crashing through the next Hurdles, and had to be taken away on a stretcher.

Returning to form with 51.82 during weekly relays. 

Medina, 22 went under 51 seconds, clocking 50.93.

He finished behind Indians Jabir Madari Palliyil the Asian Bronze Medalist and Tamilarasan (6th Asian championships) who clocked 50.23 and 50.38 and Mulayhi of Saudi Arabia (11th Asian championships) 50.63.

He again for the second time was able to beat SEA Games Bronze Medalist Andrian of Indonesia 1.59.

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Pre-Asian Games Day 1 New Kid on the Blocks Muhammad Lalu Zohri sets Indonesian Junior Record in 100m 10.25 (videos)

New Kid on the Blocks

Indonesia’s Lalu Mohammed Zohri caused a massive surprise on Day 1 of the Pre-Asian Games Test to meet in Palembang, Indonesia.

Indonesia held the event for Athletics February 11-14, 201 athletes and 11 countries joined the athletics. Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines joined SEA Nations.

A large home team from Indonesia saw some very positive results.

None more so than the 17-year-old discovery of Lalu Mohammed Zohri.

Zohri up against Seniors clocked the fastest time in the heats taking heat 1 in  10.25 (+1.1).  

And ended up narrowly second in the final 10.32 to Vinoj Muthumuni (Sri Lanka) 10.30 (-0.3) who he had beaten in the heats. 

Lalu lane 1, and lane 4 Sri Lanka. (Foto: Fanny Kusumawardhani/kumparan)

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Zohri time was the 2nd fastest ever by an Indonesian athlete and a National Junior Record.

The National Record belongs to 2x SEA Games Suraya Agung Wibowo which is 10.17 done in 2009 set at the Laos SEA Games.

With All-Athletics.com now out of service, it is difficult to find out what Zohri PB is for 100.

But data indicates he was mainly a 200 runner who has now started running more than 100m.

In 2017 he ran a 21.96 in April at the Indonesia Youth meet.

Then he improved a few months later to run a 21.74 200m in 2017 as a 16-year-old so it will be interesting to see what he ends up running in the 200m Dash at this meet.

He was the silver medalist at the 2017 ASEAN School Games 200m.

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100M Other SEA Athletes

Of the other SEA Athletes in action in 2015, SEA Games Silver Medalist Boby Yaspi clocked 10.43, and new Indonesian athlete Dewa Mudiyasa the National Games Champion from last December timed 10.53.

Jonathan Nyepa of Malaysia who opened with 10.78 at SUKIPT improved to 10.53. Malaysians Hanafi 10.66, and Nixson Kennedy 10.68. 

Absent from the 100 was SEA Games Champion Khairul Hafiz Jantan of Malaysia.

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Zulkifli in Women’s

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Malaysia’s SEA Games Silver Medalist, Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifili won the Women’s 100m.

The 25-year-old improved her seasons best from SUKIPT in Malaysia a few days ago from 12.04 to 11.82 in this race. 

A trio of Indonesian women ran their first race of 2018Yuliana took Bronze in 12.06, Satriani 4th in 12.09, and Murtinisingh 5th in 12.11.

(Foto: Fanny Kusumawardhani/kumparan)

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Meanwhile, in the Decathlon the other Filipino entry on Day 1, SEA Games Champion Aries Toledo made the best he could as there was only one other athlete in his event. 

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Londa wins in 6.43m Pre Asian Games

The Winner of the Long Jump Women’s Maria Londa of Indonesia

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Maria Londa the 2015 SEA Games Champion, established the Lead in 2018 SEA Rankings with a Gold in 6.43m in the Women’s Long Jump.

Neither Asian Games & SEA Games Champion Bui (Vietnam) who has jumped 6.20 to win Asian Indoors or Marestella (Philippines) who will open in April made an appearance at this meet. 

Londa won by a mere 1cm beating Indian duo Neena (6.42) and James (6.16) who were Silver and Bronze at the Last Asian Championships.

SEA Games 110 Hurdles Champion Rayzam Shah Sofian of Malaysia opened his season with a bronze in 14.01, while Indonesia Rio Maholtra clocked 14.09. While in the Women’s 100  Hurdles  Emilia Nova clocked a 2018 SEA Lead with 14.16. 

SEA Games Silver Medallist and 2005 Asian Champion Lee Hup Wei easily took the win in the Men’s High Jump in 2.19m, he has jumped 2.28m in Australia last month. 

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Thai’s on the Move

Also reported, but results delayed in Thai Athletes doing extremely well SEA Games Silver Medalist Umsum-Ang of Thailand vaulted 5.31m in Szcezin Poland.

Taking the SEA Season lead.

In Japan  Linda Janthachit a new Thai Runner has taken the Women’s Marathon season lead winning her race in Kitasyuhu on Feb 18 in  2h49.56.

This came as a big improvement on her2h57.20 run also for the Japan Based Janthachit.

She became the 7th Thai woman to break 2h50.

While making a return over in Europe is the 2016 Rio Olympian Jane Vongvorotchi who timed 1h18.51 to take the season lead in the women’s Half Marathon at Las Palmas, Spain on January 21.

Vongvorotchi who is now based in England had not competed since the Rio Olympics.

 

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