Wang Li of China and Nadeeka Lakmali of Srilanka won their third consecutive gold medal in the Asian Grand Prix series, as it concluded in Colombo on Sunday.
Wang Li came up with a series best of 19.20m(62’11”), followed by Guo Yan Xiang and Grigoriy Kamulya. Both Yan Xiang and Kamulya had won silver and bronze medals respectively at Bangkok and Chonburi.
Nadeeka Lakmali also won her third gold medal in the women’s javelin throw with a season best of 58.41m(191’7″). This also happened to be her second best throw ever.
Huang Shih Feng won his second gold medal in this series with a throw of 75.85m(248’10”). Maduranga Sachith (SL) and Jiang Xing Yu (CHN) occupied the second and third spots.
Liang Yan and Jian Fengjing made it a Chinese 1-2 in the women’s discus throw with performances of 57.67m(189’2″) and 57.59m(188’11”) respectively. India’s Krishna Poonia disappointed once again with a lacklustre performance of 55.41m(181’9″).
The three leg Asian Grand Prix series ended in Colombo on 12th May. Overall, amongt the competitors in throwing events, only Su Xinyue was able to clear the World Championship qualifying standard in women’s discus throw with a performance of 61.67m(202’3″) in the second leg at Chonburi.