Line dive

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 July, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 July, 2006, 12:00am

Taiwan's anchor Cheng Ming-sheng hurls himself across the line ahead of Hong Kong speedster Chiang Wai-hung to win the 4x100 metres relay on the final day of the Hong Kong Inter-City Athletic Challenge at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.

New records were set in the field events on the concluding day. Hong Kong's Yu Chi-siu threw 54.20m to set a new junior record in the men's javelin competition to win the event by a whopping 10 metres. The women's triple jump and women's hammer throw both saw new all-comers records set after Xie Limei from Quanzhou jumped 14.09m to win the triple jump and Yang Youyu from Liaoning threw 64.54m to easily win the hammer competition.

Guangdong's Huang Yu also set a new all-comers record in the women's pole vault competition after jumping 4.00m to add a further 20 centimetres to the previous mark. In the same event, Hong Kong's Winnie Lin Wan-nei, 24, broke her own national record after jumping 3.10m to place fifth overall in the competition.

'I was inspired to do well today with so many good international pole vaulters taking part,' said a delighted Wan after the event. 'It was exciting to be in the same event as the international competitors and that helped me to focus on my technique. My coach told me before the event that I would jump 3.10m today.'

Huang was also suitably impressed with her performance, as this was her first visit to Hong Kong. 'It was an honour to break the all-comers record here today,' said Huang, 23, who took the bronze medal in last year's All China Athletic Championship in Changsha. 'My training is going well so I'll continue to try and improve. I hope I can come back to compete in Hong Kong again.'

On the track, Hong Kong's Leung Hau-sze completed the junior sprint double by adding victory in the women's 100m in 12.24 to the 200m gold medal she won on Saturday. Hong Kong's Tang Yik-chun also ran well to clock 10.57 to take bronze in the 100m.