Two golds for host Chinese at Asian Champs
Tejitu Daba Chalchissa learnt a bitter lesson as the Asian Championships kicked off in Guangzhou on Tuesday.
“A race is not won till you cross the finish; there can be no relaxation till then.”
The 18-year-old Bahraini who won the Asian Indoor Games title in the 3000m last month looked all set to add the continental title in the 5000m but relaxed a little towards the end to be beaten by Chinese Xue Fei.
Xue Fei’s was the first gold of the 18th Asian Athletics Championships that began at the Olympic Stadium. China added one more through woman shot putter Gong Lijiao.
Filipino Marestella Torres took the women’s Long Jump gold, Qatari James Kwalia claimed the men’s 5000m title and Tajikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov nailed the hammer gold with an effort of 76.92m.