China Concludes Home Meet With More Impressive Performances

Dongodong Di of China won his third gold

China continued their stellar form at their home World Para Athletics Grand Prix as they continued winning gold in Beijing on Monday.

Yet again the majority of the action for China was on the field as they continued to impress in those events. It gives China a big push ahead of the world championships in London which is barely over two months away now.

Liwan Yang completed her throwing event treble as she won the javelin F34/53/54 adding it to her shot put and discus victories. She threw 17.55m adding distance to her mark at the Paralympic Games last year.

It was a Chinese 1-2 finish in the men’s javelin F41 as Tongqin Shen managed to beat out Pengxiang Sun in a tight battle. Shen’s 41.92m in the fourth round was just enough to beat the world record holder who threw 40.56m.

In the women’s javelin F44 world record holder Juan Yao threw well short of her best but her 34.63m was enough to claim the title. In the men’s javelin F46 Chunliang Guo managed 52.42m in his only valid through, good enough for gold.

Duiliang Liu sent a strong message in the triple jump as he easily won the T47 gold with 13.90m to show he is keen to defend his world title. China got yet another gold in the T37 women’s long jump when world record holder Xiaoyan Wen showed form with a 4.96m leap.

It was a solid day for Syria as well as they claimed two gold medals in the javelin events. The first went to Alaa Abdul Sakan in the men’s F53/55 with 16.65m while team mate Bassam Sawsak won the F42/44 with a 43.41m throw.

Asian wins came in two more javelin events with Singaporean Muhammad Diroy Noordin claiming the F40 crown while Japan’s Wataru Sakamoto claimed the F34 title with a 12.21m throw.

China also continued to do well on the track with Dongdong Di winning his third title of the meet in the 400m T11. His time of 53.89 was the second fastest of the year, putting him just behind Daniel Silva who leads the rankings.

Also winning a third race was Yang Liu who claimed the 400m T54 in 47.48 as part of a Chinese 1-2 in the event. Behind Yang was Chengming Liu, barely a second behind his team mate as China’s phenomenal meet concluded.

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