Three more gold for China, as Kamel bows out of 1500m in Guangzhou - Asian Games, Day 2
Guangzhou, China - On a day when Liu Xiang went through his preliminary round in the 110m Hurdles, and thereby attracting a crowd upwards of 55,000 at the Aoti Main Stadium, there were eliminations that shocked the athletics enthusiasts in the Asian Games on Monday (22).
The one to go out without creating an impact was the World 1500m champion Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain. He clocked a shocking 3:58.80, coming in ninth place in heat two, finishing overall 18th.
Kamel could have been expected to go for the 800m/1500m double here. He was entered for both, but now he is not sure whether he would compete in the 800m since he said he had a knee injury.
Asked about his his inability in not making the final, Kamel said that he was not disappointed. “I felt pain when I warmed up and it hurts when I run.”