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Thai javelin thrower upset Chinese duo for Asiad title
From:Xinhuanet Updated:2006-12-10

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DOHA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Buoban Pamang carried out amore than excellent performance here on Saturday to beat higher-ranked Chinese duo for the women's javelin throw title at the Doha Asian Games.

The 22-year-old Southeast Games champion, who has been crowned for the sub-continental tournament for consecutively three editions from 2001-2005, resulted in a personal best of 61.31 meters on her third attempt.

She also set a new games record with Saturday evening's effort, as the former record of 58.87 meters was built by South Korea's Lee Young-Sun at the Busan Asiad four years ago.

China's Ma Ning, winner of both the 10th National Games and the East Asian Games in last year, settled for a silver on 57.53, and Yuki Ebihara of Japan came out the bronze medalist with 57.47.

The 22-year-old Ma, a native to Hebei province of East China, was the Asian champion in 2003 and she snatched a silver medal at the 2005 Universiade in Izmir, Turkey with 59.18m.

Her compatriot Xue Juan, who held a personal best achieved earlier this year of 61.58, finished a disappointing sixth with a mark of 55.12.

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