2023 Asian Games: Athletics – Thailand and Malaysia win medals in women’s 4x100m, China wins relay gold medal

Southeast Asia’s powerful athletics competition continued at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou on Tuesday night, October 3, at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium. Thailand and Malaysia Both praised the women’s 4×100 meter relay medal.

In a race dominated by the host People’s Republic of ChinaTo the cheers of the home crowd, Thailand proved to be a good match for the other teams, with 200m bronze medalist Ededion Ofonime returning home with a strong score of 44.32 points, better than Bahrain’s hopes for the team. .

Following Bahrain, Malaysia ran a strong race and set a new national record of 45.01 seconds. And when a Bahraini player was disqualified for passing the baton outside the changeover zone, Malaysia got more than just a national record for its efforts as it was promoted to bronze.

China also won the gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay after a close competition in which all eight teams finished within just 1.1 seconds. Pripol Boonsong, who withdrew from the 200m semi-finals in order to concentrate on this race, was unable to tie for a medal, finishing in 4th place with a difference of 38.81 seconds. Japan silver and South Korea Thirdly.

Lalu Muhammad Zohri ran the second leg for the fifth-placed Indonesian team, finishing with 39.25 points. Thailand and Indonesia both set new national records.

Singapore finished seventh, while Malaysia was disqualified for a lane violation.

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