Mohamed Al-Garni successfully defended his second title of the weekend, his 3000m win on home turf providing the highlight the final day of the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday (21).
Another Asian indoor record and six competition records fell on the second day of the Asian Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, but it was local star Mohamed Al-Garni’s successful 1500m title defence that brought the crowd to their feet in the Aspire Dome on Saturday (20).
Sprinters from Qatar produced the most eye-catching performances on the second day of the Asian Championships in Wuhan on Thursday (4) with 18-year-old Abdalelah Haroun claiming the 400m title and Femi Ogunode setting an Asian record in the men’s 100m.
There was no world record, or even an improvement on his own Asian record, for Mutaz Barshim and he had to be content with just adding the Asian Games record to his ever-growing list of accolades, but there was no doubt that the Qatari high jumper was the star of the show on the third day of the athletics programme in the South Korean city of Inchon on Monday (29).
United Arab Emirates distance runner Alia Saeed Mohammed took more than 40 seconds off her own 10,000m national record, clocking 31:51.86, to become the first athletics gold medallist at the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Inchon on Saturday (27).