Athletics Stats: Who are the record holders at the Asian Athletics Championships?

The Asian Athletics Championships which is overseen by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA), first took place in 1973 and has been typically held every two years. In 1977, the competition faced significant backlash from the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) due to political disagreements arising from Israel’s exclusion. This dispute led to the cancellation of the event that year. 

Between 1979 and 1989, the competition was known as the Asian Track and Field Meeting, which the IAAF did not officially recognize. The issue was finally settled in 1990 when Israel started participating in competitions organized by the European Athletic Association. Despite these early challenges, the competition has been conducted consistently, except in 2021 when the global Covid-19 pandemic led to its cancellation. 

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Countries that dominated at the Asian Athletics Championships

China is the most accomplished nation in the history of the Asian Athletics Championships. With a whopping 656 medals (317 gold, 219 silver, and 120 bronze medals), China tops the list. Japan is second on the all-time medal list, having won 572 medals (156 gold, 195 silver, and 221 bronze). The third place in the medal table is grabbed by India with an overall 327 medals. Out of which, 88 are gold, 108 are silver, and 131 are bronze medals. The list consists of data till the Asian Athletics Championships 2019 as the 2021 edition was canceled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Asian Athletics Championships 2023

The Asian Athletics Championships 2023 is all set to take place in Pattaya, Thailand, from July 12 to July 16, 2023, at the Pattaya Stadium. The deadline for all the national federations to send their entries has been set for June 11, 2023, by the Asian Athletics Association. With about two months to go before the prestigious event, let’s take a look at the record holders at the Asian Athletics Championships.

Who are the record holders at the Asian Athletics Championships?

EventAthlete (Country)RecordAthlete (Country)Record
100 mFemi Ogunode (Qatar)9.91 s (+1.8 m/s)Olga Safronova (Kazakhstan)11.17 (+1.8 m/s)
200 mFemi Ogunode (Qatar)
20.28 s (-0.7 m/s)Salwa Eid Naser (Bahrain)22.74 (+1.2 m/s)
400 mSugath Thilakaratne (Sri Lanka)
44.61 sDamayanthi Dharsha (Sri Lanka)51.05 s
800 mMajed Saeed Sultan (Qatar)1:44.27Zhang Jian (China)2:01.16
1500 mKim Soon-Hyung (South Korea)3:38.60Miho Sugimori (Japan)4:12.69
5000 mMohamad Al-Garni (Qatar)13:34.47Betlhem Desalegn (United Arab Emirates)15:12.84
10,000 mHasan Mahboob (Bahrain)28:23.70Shitaye Eshete (Bahrain)31:15.62
110 m hurdles/ 100m hurdlesXie Wenjun (China)13.21 (+1.7 m/s)Feng Yun (China)12.97 (-0.1 m/s)
400 m hurdlesAbderrahman Samba (Qatar)47.51 sKemi Adekoya (Bahrain)54.31 s
3000 m steeplechaseKhamis Abdullah Saifeldin (Qatar)8:16.00Lalita Babar (India)9:34.13
High jumpMutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)2.35 mMiki Imai (Japan), Tatyana Efimenko (Kyrgyzstan)1.94 m
Pole vault
Ernest John Obiena
5.71 mLi Ling (China)4.66 m
Long jumpHussein Taher Al-Sabee (Saudi Arabia)8.33 m (+0.8 m/s)Guan Yingnan (China)6.83 m (+1.9 m/s)
Triple jumpChen Yanping (China)17.22 m (-1.0 m/s)Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan)14.69 m (+1.6 m/s)
Shot putInderjeet Singh (India)20.41 mHuang Zhihong (China)19.69 m
Discus throwEhsan Haddadi (Iran)65.95 mFeng Bin (China)65.36 m
Hammer throwKoji Murofushi (Japan)80.45 mWang Zheng (China)75.66 m
Javelin throwCheng Chao-tsun (Chinese Taipei)86.72 mLü Huihui (China)65.83 m
DecathlonDmitriy Karpov (Kazakhstan)8037 ptsGhada Shouaa (Syria)6259 pts
20 km walk (road)Han Yucheng (China)1:21:11Mayumi Kawasaki (Japan)1:30:12
4 × 100 m relayRuttanapon Sowan, Bandit Chuangchai, Jirapong Meenapra, Siripol Punpa (Thailand)38.72Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli, Kong Lingwei, Ge Manqi (China)42.87
4 × 400 m relayFemi Ogunode, Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla, Mohamed El Nour Mohamed, Abdalelah Haroun (Qatar)3:02.50Rajwinder Kaur, Satti Geetha, Chitra K. Soman,Manjit Kaur (India)3:30.93

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