August 27, 2018 / 1:48 AM / 3 months ago

HIGHLIGHTS-Day 10 of the Asian Games

    JAKARTA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Highlights of day 10 of the 18th
Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Monday (times GMT):
    
    Hosts Indonesia finished with 22 gold medals on Monday, six
more than their pre-Games target. They made the most of their
opportunities in the local martial art of pencak silat and
climbing to claim 10 golds on a single day of competition.
    
 COUNTRY          GOLD    SILVER   BRONZE   TOTAL
 CHINA            86      62       43       191
 JAPAN            43      36       57       136
 SOUTH KOREA      28      36       42       106
 INDONESIA        22      15       27       64
 IRAN             17      15       15       47
 TAIWAN           12      12       17       41
    
    1430 CHINA'S WANG LEAPS TO HIGH JUMP GOLD
    China's Wang Yu leapt 2.30 metres to claim the men's high
jump gold medal. He finished ahead of South Korea's Woo
Sang-hyeok, who cleared a season-best of 2.28 metres.
    Majd Eddin Ghzal finished third for Syria's first medal at
the meet, alongside Japan's Naoto Tobe.
    
    1400 CHOPRA STRIKES JAVELIN GOLD FOR INDIA
    Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin-thrower to win
an Asiad gold as he cleared a distance of 88.06 metres to record
a convincing victory.
    China's Liu Qizhen posted a personal best of 82.22m for the
silver. Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem took bronze.
     
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    South Korea's extra-time win keeps alive Son's gold medal
hopes
    Jakarta silver erases nightmares for tormented Indian
sprinter Chand
    China draws blank in Asiad badminton singles as rivals
improve
    Japan's scandal-hit men's basketball team lose
    Vocal vollies part of job for India's goalie
    Su savours Asiad gold, not fussy about time
    China's Su becomes Asia's fastest man
    
    1310 CHINA WIN MIXED AND WOMEN'S DOUBLES TITLES
    China won gold in the women's doubles and mixed doubles 
badminton competitions after failing to win a singles medal at
the Games for the first time since 1970.
    Japan's Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka
Takahashi gave up leads in both games to lose the women's
doubles final 22-20 22-20 to Chinese duo Chen Qingchen and Jia
Yifan.
    In the mixed doubles final, China's Zheng Siwei and Huang
Yaqiong thrashed Hong Kong pair Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet
21-8 21-15.
    
    1300 SAMBA SECURES 400M HURDLES GOLD FOR QATAR
    Abderrahman Samba secured Qatar's third gold of the meet
with a victory in the 400 metres hurdles. The 22-year-old
crossed the line in 47.66 seconds, a new Games record.
     Dharun Ayyasamy of India finished in second, and Japan's 
Takatoshi Abe completed the podium with a third-place finish.
    
    1140 SINGAPORE CLAIM BRIDGE GOLD
    Singapore men's bridge team outplayed Hong Kong to claim
their third gold of the meet, after swimmer Joseph Schooling's
double at the Jakarta pool last week.
    
    1030 INDONESIA NOTCH EIGHTH PENCAK SILAT GOLD
    Abdul Malik won Indonesia's eighth gold in Pencak Silat,
beating Muhammad Faizul M Nasir of Malaysia 5-0 in the 50 to
55kg final.
    
    0904 IRAN'S SALIMIKORDASIABI DEFENDS WEIGHTLIFTING GOLD
    Iran weightlifter Behdad Salimikordasiab won his third
straight Asiad gold medal in the men's +105kg category. 
    
    0830 HOSTS INDONESIA SURPASS PRE-GAMES GOLD TARGET
    Indonesia won two more gold medals in the local martial art
of pencak silat to reach a total of 17, one more than their
pre-Games goal. Aji Bangkit Pamungkas won in the men's 85-90kg
event while Komang Harik Adi Putra won in the men's 65-70kg
category.
    
    0825 JAPANESE ARCHERS WIN MIXED TEAM RECURVE GOLD
    Japanese archers Tomomi Sugimoto and Takaharu Furukawa won
gold in the mixed team recurve competition with a 6-0 victory
over North Korea's Kang Un Ju and Pak Yong Won in the final.
    
    0639 KAZAKHSTAN'S GAFUROVA WINS KARATE GOLD
    Kazakhstan's Guzaliya Gafurova successfully defended her
title in the karate 68kg women's event. China's Tang Lingling
claimed silver.
    
    0459 TAIWAN'S MEN WIN TEAM RECURVE ARCHERY GOLD
    Taiwan's male archers avenged the defeat of their women's
team by South Korea earlier on Monday, winning the recurve team
gold with a 5-3 victory in the final. 
    
    0347 SOUTH KOREAN WOMEN CONTINUE ARCHERY DOMINANCE
    South Korean archers claimed gold in the women's recurve
team event to extend their winning streak to six Games. The trio
of Chang Hye-jin, Kang Chae-won and Lee Eun-gyeong beat Taiwan
5-3 at the GBK Archery Field. Japan claimed bronze.

 (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru;
Editing by Peter Rutherford and Pritha Sarkar)
  
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