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Susanthika, the Asian Games record-holder at 100 metres, took a quarter-second victory in 11.32 seconds.
It was her third victory on the circuit. Her only loss was in Thailand, where she blamed food for an off performance. She said she had to overcome another ailment on Monday.
``Yesterday, I had a bad fever, so I thought, `How can I run?' '' she said. ``I had to be rushed to the emergency room for treatment.''
Darsha, the Asian Games record-holder at 200 and 400 metres, won the 400 in 52.12 seconds for her third gold of the tour.
Finishing off sweeps of all the four meets were Chernoval Gennady of Kazakhstan in the men's 100 metres, Tricia Roberts of Thailand in the women's 100 metre hurdles, Mohammed al-Salhi of Saudi Arabia in the men's 800 metres, Mohammad al-Khuwaidi also of Saudi in the long jump, Abbas Samini of Iran in the discus and Uzbekistan's Sergey Voynov in the javelin. All won gold in the first three legs held in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Roberts, 32, won the 100 hurdles in 12.94 seconds. ``My start was really good,'' Roberts said. ``The last two years, I have struggled with it, and this year am back on it. I need a little break after all this travelling.''
Gennady, who hopes to qualify for the Olympics next year in Athens, was clocked in 10.31 seconds to take the men's 100.
``I am glad it's finished,'' he said. ``I am so happy. This is my first time to capture four golds in international meets.''
The Asian Grand Prix, which started last year, is exclusive to the top athletes in the region competing in 15 selected events. It offers cash pot of $3,000 for gold medal winners, $1,500 for silver medallists and $1,000 for the bronze winners.
The results: Men: 100m: 1. Chernovol Gennady (Kaz, 10.31s), 2. Sittchai Suwonprateep (Tha), 3. Samjay Ghosh (Ind); 400m: 1. Rohan Pradeep Kumara (SL, 46.61s), 2. Prassana Amarasekara (SL), 3. Sugatn Tilakarathe (SL); 800m: 1. Mohammed Al-Salhi (KSA, 1m, 49.22s), 2. Mikhail Kolganov (Kaz), 3. John Lozada (Phi). 110m hurdles: 1. Narongdech Janjai (Tha, 14.03s), 2. Supan Wongsriphurk (Tha), 3. Mud Faiz Mohammed (Mal); Javelin: Sergey Voynov (Uzb, 77.23m), 2. Bishnoi Jagdish Kumar (Ind), 3. Pradeep Nishantha (SL); Discus: 1. Abbas Samini (Iran, 60.02m); 2. Kumas Anil (Ind), 3. Al-Dawodi Sultan (KSA); Long jump: 1. Mohammed Al-Khuwaidi (KSA, 7.80m), 2. Ahmed F. Al Dossary (KSA), 3. Maha Singh (Ind); 400 relay: 1. Thailand (39.88s), 2. Philippines, 3. India.
Women: 100m: 1. Susanthika Jayasinghe (SL, 11.32s), 2. Lyubov Perepelova (Uzb), 3. Orranut Klomdee (Tha); 400m: 1. Damayanthi Darsha (SL, 52.12s), 2. Svetlana Bodritkaya (Kaz), 3. Saowalee Keawchuay (Tha); 800m: 1. Zanura Amireva (Uzb, 2m: 4.13s), 2. Tatyana Rostanova (Kaz), 3.Tatyana Borisova (Kyr); 100m hurdles: 1. Tricia Roberts (Tha, 12.94s), 2. Sriyani Kulawansa (SL), 3. Soma Biswas (Ind); Shot put: 1. Du Xianhui (Sing, 17.80m), 2. Guirong Zhang (Sing) 17.35, 3. Jonata Ulyeva (Kaz). Long jump: 1. Lerma Elmira Bulauitan (Phi, 6.48m, 2. Wacharee Rittiwat (Tha), 3. Yelena Kochsheyeva (Kaz); 400 relay: 1. India (47.10s), 2. Philippines.
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