Born in China’s Shandong Province, the birthplace of the great Confucius and Confucianism, Chinese pole vaulter Xue Changrui is well aware of the importance of modesty and humility.
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).
As expected, Renaud Lavillenie was the easy winner in the men’s pole vault, earning maximum points for Europe.
Beijing’s IAAF World Challenge meeting on Wednesday (21) produced three world leads, but just as importantly, a big night for China and Beijing, showing that it retains the ability to stage a major championships and its athletes have the talent to compete well at global level.
A steady drizzle on the opening day of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships in the Indian city of Pune brought forth frowns on the faces of the field event competitors but for Bahrain’s Shetaye Eshete it was a time to showcase her considerable talent in distance running on Wednesday (4).