Athletics

Su fast! Chinese sprinter claims Asian crown

China's Su Bingtian won the men's 100 metres in an Asian Games record of 9.92 seconds last night as he just missed out on a new continental record.

Su streaked away to win it ahead of Nigerian-born Qatari Tosin Ogunode - brother of Femi Ogunode, with whom the Chinese runner shares the Asian mark of 9.91.

Su, 28, roared his delight as he won by eight-hundredths to improve on his 2014 silver medal. Japan's Ryota Yamagata took the bronze.

Said Su: "All I was thinking about was winning the gold medal. The time doesn't matter.

"I was finding it a little hard to get up for the races and was doing just enough in the heats. But I found a little something extra when it mattered."

Earlier, Bahrain's Nigerian-born Edidiong Odiong won the women's 100m in 11.30 after a photo finish with India's Dutee Chand, who clocked 11.32 with China's Wei Yongli taking bronze.

Bahrain's Salwa Naser blazed to gold in the women's 400m, silver dreadlocks billowing behind her as the Nigeria-born sprinter clocked a Games-record 50.09.

Bahrain's Hassan Chani raced away to win the men's 10,000m in 28:35.54 .

There was more joy for China in the men's long jump as Wang Jianan leapt to victory in a Games-record 8.24m, with countryman Zhang Yaoguang claiming silver with 8.15m.

Japan's Keisuke Ushiro retained his decathlon title with 7,878 points to pip Thailand's Suttisak Singkhon, while Qatar's Hassan Abdalelah bagged the men's 400m title in 44.89 seconds.

Earlier, Bahrain's Rose Chelimo won the women's marathon in 2hr 34 min 51sec. - AFP