Athletics at the 2001 East Asian Games
|Athletics at the 2001 East Asian Games|
The Nagai Stadium hosted most events
|Host city||Osaka, Japan|
|Date(s)||23 – 26 May|
|Main stadium||Nagai Stadium|
|Participation||? athletes from
9 (+1 guest) nations
|Records set||20 Games records
3 Japanese records
At the 2001 East Asian Games, the athletics events were held in Osaka, Japan from 23 to 26 May 2001. A total of 45 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 22 by female athletes. All events were held at the Nagai Stadium, with the exception of the racewalking and half marathon events. A team of Australian athletes took part in the competition but they were excluded from the medal tally. This was the last time that Kazakhstan competed in the competition.
In the third edition of the multi-sport event, 20 Games records were improved over the four-day athletics competition. China had the greatest gold medal haul with 27, largely due to the success of their women athletes, who won all but three of the women's events. The hosts, Japan, won the most medals overall, winning 11 golds, 22 silvers and 51 medals in total. The women's events over 400 metres brought a number of Japanese records: Kazue Kakinuma broke the 400 m sprint record, Makiko Yoshida set a new record in the 400 metres hurdles, and the 4×400 metres relay team made a new national best of 3:33.06. Seventeen-year-old Liu Xiang set a new 110 metres hurdles record of 13.42 for the first gold medal of his career.
All the Games records in the relay races were broken, meaning that both Shingo Suetsugu (who broke the 200 metres record) and Bu Fanfang (who broke the 400 m record) made new Games records in multiple events. Some athletes took on two individual events in the competition schedule and doubled their medal hauls: Gennadiy Chernovol took 100 m gold and 200 m silver while his Kazakh compatriot Mihail Kolganov won gold in the 800 and 1500 m. Wu Wen-Chien did a bronze double in the 5000 m and steeplechase for Chinese Taipei, and Dong Yanmei won two golds in the 5000 and 10,000 m events. Kumiko Ikeda of Japan set personal bests in the long jump and 100 metres hurdles for a silver and bronze medal, respectively.
|Key:||WR — World record • AR — Asian record • GR — Games record • NR — National record|
|100 metres||Gennadiy Chernovol (KAZ)||10.28||Chen Haijian (CHN)||10.31||Nobuharu Asahara (JPN)||10.44|
|200 metres||Shingo Suetsugu (JPN)||20.34 GR||Gennadiy Chernovol (KAZ)||20.55||Tsai Meng-Lin (TPE)||20.92|
|400 metres||Xu Zizhou (CHN)||45.25 GR||Jun Osakada (JPN)||45.47||Ryuji Muraki (JPN)||46.17|
|800 metres||Mihail Kolganov (KAZ)||1:49.00 GR||Lee Jae-Hun (KOR)||1:49.18||Hiroshi Sasano (JPN)||1:49.39|
|1500 metres †||Mihail Kolganov (KAZ)||3:46.43||Lee Duhaeng (KOR)||3:49.63||Junji Konomi (JPN)||3:51.13|
|5000 metres||Toshinari Takaoka (JPN)||13:56.23||Tomohiro Seto (JPN)||14:08.53||Wu Wen-Chien (TPE)||14:15.50|
|10,000 metres||Katsuhiko Hanada (JPN)||28:42.19 GR||Takeshi Hamano (JPN)||28:50.20||Cho Keun-Hyung (KOR)||29:33.23|
|110 metre hurdles||Liu Xiang (CHN)||13.42 GR||Chen Yanhao (CHN)||13.47||Satoru Tanigawa (JPN)||13.98|
|400 metre hurdles||Chen Tien-Wen (TPE)||49.18 GR||Dai Tamesue (JPN)||49.28||Tan Chunhua (CHN)||49.42|
|3000 metre steeplechase||Yasunori Uchitomi (JPN)||8:33.98 GR||Wataru Izumi (JPN)||8:36.48||Wu Wen-Chien (TPE)||8:44.15|
|4×100 metre relay|| Japan (JPN)
|38.93 GR||China (CHN)||39.29||Hong Kong (HKG)||40.13|
|4×400 metre relay|| Japan (JPN)
|3:03.74 GR||No other medalling team||No other medalling team|
|Half marathon||Kazuo Ietani (JPN)||1:04:49 GR||Lee Eui-Soo (KOR)||1:08:24||Chai Jiahua (CHN)||1:09:47|
|20 km walk||Li Zewen (CHN)||1:24:10||Satoshi Yanagisawa (JPN)||1:24:26||Sergey Korepanov (KAZ)||1:24:41|
|High jump||Lee Jin-Taek (KOR)||2.23||Takahisa Yoshida (JPN)||2.20|| Yuriy Pakhlyayev (KAZ)
Wang Zhouzhou (CHN)
|Pole vault||Manabu Yokoyama (JPN)||5.60 GR||Xu Gang (CHN)||5.20||Satoru Yasuda (JPN)||5.20|
|Long jump||Wang Cheng (CHN)||8.07||Masaki Morinaga (JPN)||8.02||Huang Le (CHN)||7.77|
|Triple jump||Gu Junjie (CHN)||16.56||Takanori Sugibayashi (JPN)||16.45||Sergey Arzamasov (KAZ)||16.13|
|Shot put||Liu Hao (CHN)||18.70||Wen Jili (CHN)||18.50||Kim Jae-Il (KOR)||17.43|
|Discus throw||Li Shaojie (CHN)||60.08||Chang Ming-Huang (TPE)||55.88||Dashdendev Makhashiri (MGL)||55.74|
|Hammer throw||Koji Murofushi (JPN)||79.68 GR||Ye Kuigang (CHN)||72.17||Wataru Ebihara (JPN)||68.55|
|Javelin throw||Li Rongxiang (CHN)||81.55 GR||Yukifumi Murakami (JPN)||76.36||Park Jae-Myong (KOR)||71.44|
|Decathlon||Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)||7567||Ivan Yarkin (KAZ)||7536||Hitoshi Maruono (JPN)||7416|
|100 metres||Zeng Xiujun (CHN)||11.48||Li Xuemei (CHN)||11.58||Viktoriya Koviyreva (KAZ)||11.71|
|200 metres||Liu Xiaomei (CHN)||22.87 GR||Yan Jiankui (CHN)||23.39||Motoko Arai (JPN)||23.69|
|400 metres||Bu Fanfang (CHN)||52.31 GR||Svetlana Bodritskaya (KAZ)||52.39||Kazue Kakinuma (JPN)||52.95 NR|
|800 metres||Wang Yuanping (CHN)||2:03.21||Miki Nishimura (JPN)||2:03.43||Reina Sasaki (JPN)||2:08.98|
|1500 metres||Li Jingnan (CHN)||4:12.13||Ikuko Tamura (JPN)||4:16.09||Lan Lixin (CHN)||4:21.81|
|5000 metres||Dong Yanmei (CHN)||15:32.71 GR||Li Ji (CHN)||15:44.51||Mari Ozaki (JPN)||15:47.02|
|10,000 metres||Dong Yanmei (CHN)||32:30.35||Ikumi Nagayama (JPN)||32:36.15||Yoshiko Fujinaga (JPN)||32:47.21|
|100 metre hurdles||Feng Yun (CHN)||13.12 GR||Su Yiping (CHN)||13.33||Kumiko Ikeda (JPN)||13.48 PB|
|400 metre hurdles †||Li Yulian (CHN)||56.43||Song Yinglan (CHN)||56.94||Makiko Yoshida (JPN)||57.33 NR|
|4×100 metre relay|| China (CHN)
|44.08 GR||Japan (JPN)||44.24||Only two starters|
|4×400 metre relay|| China (CHN)
|3:30.51 GR|| Japan (JPN)
|3:33.06 NR||South Korea (KOR)||3:50.89|
|Half marathon||Mizuki Noguchi (JPN)||1:11:18 GR||Takako Kotorida (JPN)||1:13:31||Wei Yanan (CHN)||1:13:53|
|20 km walk||Liu Hongyu (CHN)||1:32:06 GR||Maya Sazonova (KAZ)||1:32:31||Wang Yan (CHN)||1:35:36|
|High jump||Miki Imai (JPN)||1.92 GR||Svetlana Zalevskaya (KAZ)||1.90||Lu Jieming (CHN)||1.80|
|Pole vault||Gao Shuying (CHN)||4.20||Takayo Kondo (JPN)||4.05||Zhang Na (CHN)||4.05|
|Long jump||Guan Yingnan (CHN)||6.61 GR||Kumiko Ikeda (JPN)||6.52 PB||Maho Hanaoka (JPN)||6.38 w|
|Triple jump||Ren Ruiping (CHN)||13.80||Maho Hanaoka (JPN)||13.51||Yelena Parfenova (KAZ)||13.20|
|Shot put||Cheng Xiaoyan (CHN)||18.47||Lee Myung-Sun (KOR)||18.07||Iolanta Ulyeva (KAZ)||16.92|
|Discus throw||Li Qiumei (CHN)||60.99||Miyoko Nakanishi (JPN)||55.28||Yuka Murofushi (JPN)||50.87|
|Hammer throw †||Zhao Wei (CHN)||63.98||Liu Yinghui (CHN)||63.12||Masumi Aya (JPN)||60.27|
|Javelin throw||Wei Jianhua (CHN)||61.10||Takako Miyake (JPN)||56.61||Zhang Li (CHN)||55.13|
|Heptathlon||Svetlana Kazanina (KAZ)||6078 GR||Sayoko Sato (JPN)||5597||Only two finishers|
- Events marked † were won by Australian guest athletes:
- East Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
- Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-25). Day One of the East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
- Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-25). Day two of the East Asian Games in Osaka. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
- Sato, Shigemi (2001-5-27). Ma's protege wins second gold at East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
- Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-28). Day three of the East Asian Games in Osaka. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
- Nakamura, Ken (2001-05-28). Day Four of the East Asian Games in Osaka. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.