Olga Rypakova, photo by PhotoRun.net
Haroun 45.68, Rypakova 14.32
ASHGABAT (TKM, Sep 19): Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova claimed her second gold medal of the Asian Indoor Games, winning the triple jump title with 14.32m ahead of teammate Mariya Ovchinnikova (13.21m). Kazakhstan also won gold medals in the women’s 60m with Viktoriya Zyabkina in 7.32 and the women’s 400m with Elina Mikhina in 53.37. World bronze medallist Abdalelah Haroun won the 400m title in a fast 45.68 ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Mazen El-Yassin (46.35 NR) and Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Litvin (46.51 NR) while Iran’s Hassan Taftian won the 60m title in a national record 6.55 ahead of Eric Cray from the Philippines (6.63) and Reza Ghasemi also from Iran (6.64). Elsewhere, India’s Lakshmanan Govindan won the 3000m title in 8:02.30 and teammate Unnikrishnan Chithra the women 1500m in 4:27.77. Nguyen Tien Trong won men long jump with 748 NR and ThailandÂ´s Suttisak Singok leads heptathlon after first day with 3207 points.