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Asian Records Set at Chinese City Games
November 18, 2007
Asian Records Chinese City Games, 2 Nov 2007 Wuhan, CHN

Liu Nian of Shenyang set new Asian continent records, open and junior, at the sixth Chinese City Games as she won the 3000m steeplechase in 9:26.25. That time is also a new Chinese national record and Olympic A qualifier. It was a great improvement over her fifth-place 10:41.59 in the Chinese Junior National Champs on June 4 at Chengdu.

The previous Chinese best was 9:32.35 by Li Zhenzhu at Suzhou on June 10 in the Chinese trials for World Champ- ionships where Zhu Yanmei was second in 9:32.36. Both were well under the 9:46 Olympic A qualifier time. China now has three good qualifiers for the Beijing Olympics.

Summary (Birthdates sequence: Year-Month-Day)

1-Liu Nian (88-04-26) 9:26.25; 2-Jin Yuan (88-02-11) 9:53.45; 3-Wang Huan (89-01-12) 10:06.43; 4-Xu Yinuo (88-12-23) 10:10.05; 5-Fang Xiaoyu (87-03-06) 10:14.66; 6-Qie Liping (87-01-12) 10:20.68; 7-Jin Xianfen (87-01-13) 10:35.30; 8-Jiang Xioli (89-04-06) 10:42.48; 9-Xu Huan (89-03-22) 10:44.36; 10-Niu Qianfang (90-05-16) 11:05.03; 11-Zhang Sige (87-10-20) 11:07.00; 12-Song Jian (90-03-27) 11:12.52; 13-Geng Xueming (89-09-08) 11:33.02.

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