The track and field events at the Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, ended on Tuesday (December 15) with Japan taking the bulk of the gold medals.
MLS Start of women's 100 metres hurdles , Japan A. Natsume in lane 3 leads till half-way then Israel's Esther Shachmorov in lane 4 catches up & wins narrowly; Taiwan's Y.S. Lin in lane 6 is 3rd. ( 4 shots )
MLS start of men's 1,500 metres running, Pakistan's Abdul Karim No. 227 leading in Ist lap. (2 shots )
MLS in second last lap Pakistan's Mohammed Yunus, No. 233 & Japan's Susumu Noro No. 103 moving up.
MLS last lap towards finish in line, Noro leads, followed by Yunos & 3rd placing goes to Burma's Jimmy Crampton.
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Background: The track and field events at the Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, ended on Tuesday (December 15) with Japan taking the bulk of the gold medals.
But one they did not get was in the women's 100 metres hurdles. For Japan's Ayako Natsume narrowly missed beating 18-year old Israeli student Ester Shachmorov. The women did, in fact, both clock 14.0 seconds -- but Miss Shachmorov was a fraction ahead of her rival. Taiwan's Lin Rueh-Shiang came third. It was the second gold medal for the Israeli girl, who earlier won the pentathlon.
In the men's 1,500 metres, however, Japan took the honours. It was a close race all the way and only 15 mitres separated the field at the start of the final lap. At the turn for home Pakistani Mohammed Yunus took the lead, but in the thrilling finish Japan's Susumu Noro won by two tenths of a second. Burma's Jimmy Crampton came third. The winning time of 3 minutes 53 seconds was more than five seconds outside the Games record.