Hong Kong won the men’s 4x100 metres relay to pick up their first gold medal at the 20th Asian track and field championships in Pune on Saturday, as Chinese athletes set two new meet records.
Hong Kong’s quartet won the relay in 38.94 seconds, ahead of second-placed Japan and China.
Li Ling of China scaled 4.54m in the women’s pole vault, surpassing the previous meet record of 4.53m set by compatriot Gao Shuying in the 2005 edition in Incheon, South Korea.
Ren Mingqian made it a 1-2 for China in the event by grabbing the silver medal with a throw of 4.40m, while Thailand’s Sukanya Chomchuednee took the bronze with 4.15m.
China’s woman javelin thrower Li Lingwei won gold with a new meet record of 60.65m, erasing the previous mark of 58.35m by Buoban Phamang of Thailand in 2007.
Barren day for India
India failed to pick up a single medal on the fourth and penultimate day of the meet. The best performance by the Indians today came in the women’s 4x100m relay finishing 4th by clocking 45.03secs.