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China dominates Asian junior sports meet as RI finishes 17th

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 16 2008   /  10:03 am

China emerged the overall champion while Indonesia's medal drought continued to the closing day of the Asian Junior Athletics Championship in Jakarta on Sunday. FANCY PASSING: Tasspor Wannakit of Thailand (foreground, right) passes the baton to teammate Atchima Engchoan in the women’s 4x100 relay at the 13th Asian Junior Athletics Championship in Jakarta on Sunday. The Thai team took the gold medal in the event. (JP/P. J. Leo) China finished the four-day event with 14 gold medals, leaving Japan in a distant second place with seven and Indonesia's regional rival Thailand in third place with four. On Sunday the champion added to its golds by taking the women's 800 meter, long jump, 5,000 meter, 4x400 meter and the men's relay. In the long jump, Indonesian jumper Maria Natalia Londa came up short on her goal of medaling. The only consolation was that with her ...