Beijing: China`s Lu Huihui improved the Asian record for women`s javelin by 0.51 metres Saturday at the national track and field Grand Prix in Zhaoqing, South China.
Lu, representing Central China`s Henan province, won the title with a throw of 65.62 metres, beating the previous mark of 65.11 metres set last year by compatriot Li Lingwei, reports Xinhua.
Li Lingwei, a Shandong native, finished second place with a best throw of 60.87 metres. Zhang Li took bronze on 59.43m.
Zhang Peimeng, who broke the men`s indoor 200m national record at the Beijing Sports University Grand Prix a month ago, was the other record setter at the Zhaoqing meet.
The Beijing sprinter clocked 10.04 seconds in the men`s 100 metres final Saturday, eclipsing the previous national mark - 10.17 seconds - set by Zhou Wei 15 years ago.
Zhang`s result is 0.05 seconds behind the Asian record held by Qatar`s Samuel Francis.
Su Bingtian was the second fastest with a time of 10.23 seconds, while Guangxi`s Chen Qiang settled for the third place on 10.29s