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Li Yanxi’s 17.59m crushes Asian Triple Jump record

27.10.2009 World

The 11th National Games in Jinan, China ended with a bang on Monday evening (26).

25-year-old Li Yanxi, who placed sixth in Berlin at the World Championships this summer exploded to a 17.59 metres Asian record in the men’s Triple Jump. And this wasn’t the whole story as another jumper, 24-year-old Zhu Shujing also progressed big time to 17.41 personal best and second place.

Elsewhere World marathon champion Bai Xue grabbed her second National Games title in emphatic style in the women’s 10,000m, while Shandong’s 400m hurdles ace Huang Xiaoxiao was denied her third gold again as in 2005 after losing out the final leg of the 4x400m relay to the Guangdong team.

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