Gong Lijiao (IAAF)

Gong Lijiao puts 20.35m

23.10.2009 World

The evening competition of the 11th National Games in Jinan, China was carried out in chilly weather.

Temperature was 21 Celsius at the start of the session, but quickly dropped to 16C before the end of the competition at around 8.30pm. The weather however didn’t prevent athletes from performing well, on the contrary, as the first day of competition featured more top results than expected with no weak finals at all.

It was no real surprise that the best result came in the women’s Shot Put which also seemed to be the favourite event of the crowd. Several athletes in the competition had fan groups in the stands making noise and making sure no one missed their favourite’s efforts.


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