Medal tally for new nations and debutants opened yesterday
On Day-1 of the Athletics competition at the 2022 Virtus OA Games taking place at the Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre, many debutant athletes scripted history by winning first-ever medal for their country.
Mohammad Bin Yakub added the first medal- Gold to the tally for Singapore at the games. Yakub clocked a timing of 11.59sec in II1 Men’s 100m finals. Coming second was New Zealand’s Josh lush, who also scripted history by opening the medal tally for his country.
In II1 Men’s 400m Hurdles, Mi Ramazani Torkamani claimed Gold for Iran.
In II1 men’s Javelin throw, Hassan Deghani from Iran claimed Gold for his country Iran by covering a distance of 40.17m. In the same event, Cosmol Maefolia representing Soloman Island brought their first Silver medal. He covered a distance of 31.14m.
“I feel very very happy for being the first athlete to win a medal for my country,” said Cosmol.
In Girls, II1 400m (youth), Has Lei Chio won Silver for Macau with a timing of 1:24.74sec.
In II2 Men’s 100m, Fiji’s Wise Togotogorua, who debuted in Virtus events today, won the Bronze for his country. Fiji is a new member nation of Virtus.
II1 Women’s 100m, Rica Oktavia won Bronze for Indonesia.
Japanese athletes set four new records
The powerhouse Japan has broken three records already in the pool.
Anku Matsuda from Japan smashed the Para World Record in Men’s II1 200m Butterfly yesterday at the 2022 Virtus OA Games with a time of 2:08.45sec.
Japanese II1 women’s team set a new Virtus World Record in II1 4x100m Medley relay with an outstanding timing of 4:28.23sec.
Storming towards the end with a timing of 4:05.97sec, their counterparts did the same in the Men’s II1 4x100m Medley relay set new Virtus World Record.
Clocking a time of 2:21:26sec, Naohide Yamaguchi set a new Virtus Asia Record in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke II1 category.
Here is a highlight video from Day-2 of the OA games.