Athletics Stats: What are the records set in Athletics in the history of Asian Games?

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every fourth year among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after its last participation in 1974. The most recent games were held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The caravan of the Asian Games will next shift to Hangzhou in China (19th edition).

Athletics in Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia accepts only athletes who are representing one of the organisation’s member states (most of which are within Asia) and recognises records set at editions of the Asian Games. The Game’s records in athletics are the best marks set in competitions at the Games. The athletics events at the Games are divided into four groups: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running, hurdling and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, hammer, pole vault, long and triple jumps), road events and combined events (the heptathlon and decathlon).

What are the records set in the Asian Games Athletics?

Athletics has always been an important part of the Asian Games and safe to say the dominant part. Listed below are all the records that have been broken over the years by the various athletes in the Asian Games.


100 m9.92 secsSu BingtianChina26 August 20182018 Jakarta
200 m20.14 secsFemi Seun OgunodeQatar1 October 20142014 Incheon
400 m44.46Yousef MasrahiSaudi Arabia27 September 20142014 Incheon
800 m1:45.45Sajad MoradiIran25 November 20102010 Guangzhou
1500 m3:36.49Mohammed ShaweenSaudi Arabia23 November 20102010 Guangzhou
5000 m13:26.13Mohamed Al GarniQatar27 September 20142014 Incheon
10000 m27:32.72Bilisuma Shugi GelassaBahrain26 November 20102010 Guangzhou
Marathon2:08:21Takeyuki NakayamaJapan5 October 19861986 Seoul
110 m hurdles13.09 secsLiu XiangChina24 November 20102010 Guangzhou
400 m hurdles47.66Abderrahman SambaQatar27 August 20182018 Jakarta
3000 m steeplechase8:22.79 (National Record)Hossein KeyhaniIran27 August 20182018 Jakarta
High jump2.35 mMutaz Essa BarshimQatar29 September 20142014 Incheon
Pole vault5.70 mSeito YamamotoJapan29 August 20182018 Jakarta
Long jump8.24 m Wang JiananChina26 August 20182018 Jakarta
Triple jump17.31 m Zou SixinChina3 December 19901990 Beijing
Shot put20.75 mTejinder ToorIndia25 August 20182018 Jakarta
Discus throw67.99 mEhsan HadadiIran24 November 20102010 Guangzhou
Hammer throw78.72 mKoji MurofushiJapan8 October 20022002 Busan
Javelin throw89.15 mZhao QinggangChina2 October 20142014 Incheon
Decathlon8384 ptsDmitriy KarpovKazakhstan10–11 December 20062006 Doha
20 km walk (road)1:19:45Wang ZhenChina28 September 20142014 Incheon
50 km walk (road)3:40:19Takayuki TaniiJapan1 October 20142014 Incheon
4 × 100 m relay37.99Chen Shiwei
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Zhang Peimeng
China2 October 20142014 Incheon
4 × 400 m relay3:00.56 (Asian Record)Abderrahman Samba
Mohamed Nasir Abbas
Mohamed Mohamed
Abdallah Haroun
Qatar30 August 20182018 Jakarta


100 m11.15 secsSusanthika JayasingheSri Lanka8 October 20022002 Busan
200 m22.48 secsDamayanthi DharshaSri Lanka18 December 19981998 Bangkok
400 m50.09Salwa Eid NaserBahrain26 August 20182018 Jakarta
800 m1:59.02Margarita MatskoKazakhstan1 October 20142014 Incheon
1500 m4:06.03Sunita RaniIndia10 October 20022002 Busan
5000 m14:40.41Sun YingjieChina12 October 20022002 Busan
10000 m30:28.26Sun YingjieChina8 October 20022002 Busan
Marathon2:21:47Naoko TakahashiJapan6 December 19981998 Bangkok
100 m hurdles12.63Olga ShishiginaKazakhstan19 December 19981998 Bangkok
400 m hurdles55.09Kemi AdekoyaBahrain30 September 20142014 Incheon
3000 m steeplechase9:31.36Ruth JebetBahrain27 September 20142014 Incheon
High jump1.96 mSvetlana RadzivilUzbekistan29 August 20182018 Jakarta
Pole vault4.60 mLi LingChina28 August 20182018 Jakarta
Long jump6.91 mYao WeiliChina15 October 19941994 Hiroshima
Triple jump14.78 mOlga RypakovaKazakhstan25 November 20102010 Guangzhou
Shot put20.55 mSui XinmeiChina1 October 19901990 Beijing
Discus throw66.18 mLi YanfengChina23 November 20102010 Guangzhou
Hammer throw77.33 mZhang WenxiuChina28 September 20142014 Incheon
Javelin throw66.09 mLiu ShiyingChina28 August 20182018 Jakarta
Heptathlon6360 ptsGhada ShouaaSyria10–11 October 19941994 Hiroshima
20 km walk1:29:15Yang JiayuChina29 August 20182018 Jakarta
4 × 100 m relay42.73 (National Record)Iman Essa Jasim
Edidiong Odiong
Hajar Alkhaldi
Salwa Eid Naser
Bahrain30 August 20182018 Jakarta
4 × 400 m relay3:28.68Priyanka Pawar
Tintu Luka
Mandeep Kaur
Machettira Raju Poovamma
India2 October 20142014 Incheon

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