September 1, 2018 / 4:47 AM / 19 days ago

HIGHLIGHTS-Day 15 of the Asian Games

    Sept 1 (Reuters) - Highlights of day 15 of the 18th Asian
Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Saturday (times GMT):
    
    Asian giants China extended their lead at the top of the
medal table after Saturday's action, winning gold in basketball,
diving and table tennis among other sports.
    
 COUNTRY          GOLD    SILVER   BRONZE   TOTAL
 CHINA            132     92       65       289
 JAPAN            74      56       74       204
 SOUTH KOREA      49      57       70       176
 INDONESIA        31      24       43       98
 UZBEKISTAN       21      24       25       70
 IRAN             20      20       22       62
 
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    1506 JAPAN WIN MEN'S HOCKEY GOLD
    Japan beat Malaysia 3-1 in a shootout to claim the men's
hockey gold after clawing their way back from 5-2 down to secure
a 6-6 draw. India beat arch-rivals Pakistan to claim the bronze.
    
    1459 CHINESE DIVERS RULE THE POOL
    Chinese diver Yang Jian won gold in the men's 10 metre
platform event after finishing second in Incheon four years ago.
His compatriot Shi Tingmao earlier claimed gold in the women's
three metre springboard competition.
    
    1415 SOUTH KOREA DEFEND FOOTBALL CROWN
    Late goals from winger Lee Seung-woo and striker Hwang
Hee-chan helped South Korea to defeat Japan 2-1 in extra time
and defend their men's football crown. 
    Victory means South Korea have a record five Asiad gold
medals, one more than Asian powerhouse Iran. 
    Ueda Ayase scored a late consolation goal for 2010 champions
Japan at the Pakansari Stadium in Cibinong, south of Jakarta.   
    
    1339 IRAN DEFEND MEN'S VOLLEYBALL TITLE
    Iran defended their men's volleyball title with a clinical
3-0 victory over South Korea in the final. China claimed the
women's crown, beating Thailand by a similar scoreline.
    
    1324 CHINA CROWNED BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
    China beat Iran 84-72 in the final to clinch the gold medal
in the men's basketball competition. The women's team had
earlier beaten a combined Korean team 71-65 in the title clash.
    
    1152 FAN GOES ONE STEP FURTHER WITH TABLE TENNIS WIN
    China's Fan Zhendong improved on his silver medal from the
2014 Games, winning the men's singles table tennis event. He
beat compatriot Lin Gaoyuan in the final.
    
    1130 SOUTH KOREA STRIKE GOLD WITH BASEBALL WIN
    South Korea claimed their third consecutive Asiad gold in
baseball with a 3-0 win over Japan at the GBK Baseball Field.
    
    1044 WANG SEALS TABLE TENNIS GOLD 
    Wang Manyu extended China's Asian Games dominance in table
tennis, edging compatriot Chen Meng 4-3 in the title clash to
win the women's singles gold. 
    
    1009 SOUTH KOREA'S JUN WINS MODERN PENTATHLON
    South Korea's Jun Woong-tae won the gold medal in the men's
modern pentathlon, beating compatriot Lee Ji-hun. Jun scored a
total of 1,472 points, 13 points ahead of Lee.
    
    0833 SOUTH KOREA DEFEND SOFT TENNIS GOLD
    South Korea repeated their gold medal from four years ago in
the men's soft tennis team event, beating Japan 2-0 in the final
at the Jakabaring Sport City Tennis Court in Palembang.
    
    0736 INDIA ENJOY BEST-EVER MEDAL TALLY 
    India took take their overall medal tally to 67 on Saturday,
surpassing their previous best of 65 set in 2010.
    Boxer Amit Panghal won gold in the men's 49kg category,
beating Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the final. India's
bridge team then won the men's pair event.
    
    0701 THAILAND CONTINUE SEPAKTAKRAW DOMINANCE
    Thailand beat Vietnam 2-0 to win the women's quadrant event
in sepaktakraw. The country has now won 12 of the 16 women's
events in sepaktakraw at the Games. Indonesia won the men's
quadrant competition beating Japan 2-1 in the final.
    
    0430 CHINA'S ZHOU WINS WOMEN'S KAYAK DOUBLE 500M GOLD
    Zhou Yu won her third Asian Games gold medal by triumphing
in the women's canoe/kayak 500m sprint double with Li Yue. She
had also won the women's kayak single 500m title in 2010 and
2014. It was China's seventh overall gold medal in the event. 
    
    0400 FURUYA GIVES JAPAN 70TH GOLD AT 18TH GAMES 
    Jumpei Furuya won the men's triathlon to give Japan their
70th gold medal at the 18th Asian Games. It was Japan's third
successive victory in the event.
    
    0400 KAZAKH KLINOVA DEFENDS WOMEN'S KAYAK SINGLE 200M GOLD  
    Inna Klinova from Kazakhstan won the women's 200m kayak
single gold for the second time, defending the title she won in
Incheon four years ago.

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru and Sudipto
Ganguly in Jakarta; Editing by John O'Brien and Clare Fallon)
  
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