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HIGHLIGHTS-Day eight of the Asian Games

    JAKARTA, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Highlights of day eight of the
18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Saturday (times
GMT):
    
    1543 CHINA EXTEND LEAD AT TOP OF MEDALS TABLE
    China added six more gold medals to their tally on Saturday,
including victories in tennis, athletics and shooting, to sit on
top of the standings ahead of Japan and South Korea. 
        
 COUNTRY          GOLD    SILVER   BRONZE   TOTAL
 CHINA            72      51       30       153
 JAPAN            34      31       44       109
 SOUTH KOREA      25      26       33       84
 IRAN             14      11       9        34
 INDONESIA        10      12       16       38
 NORTH KOREA      10      5        6        21
 
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    1357 KYRGYZSTAN'S MASLOVA WINS WOMEN'S 10,000 METRES
    Daria Maslova secured Kyrgyzstan's fourth gold medal in
Asian Games history and their second in athletics by winning the
women's 10,000 metres.  
    
    1235 ONE-TWO FOR CHINA IN WOMEN'S HAMMER THROW
    China's Luo Na won the women's hammer on the first day of
track and field action with an effort of 71.42m. She beat
compatriot Wang Zheng (70.86m) who claimed silver. Japan's
Hitomi Katsuyama (62.95m) took bronze.
    
    1052 INDONESIA WIN GOLD IN MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS
    Indonesia's Christopher Rungkat and Aldila Sutjiadi overcame
the Thai pair of Sonchat Ratiwatana and Luksika Kumkhum 6-4 5-7
10-7 in the tennis mixed doubles final.
    The hosts now have 10 gold medals in these Games to stay on
course to reach their target of 16.
    
    0857 YAO ON TARGET FOR CHINA
    China's Yao Zhaonan won gold in the men's 25m rapid fire
pistol on the penultimate day of the shooting competition. 
    Earlier, Pak Myong Won of North Korea won the men's 10m
running target mixed event to repeat his 2010 success.
    
    0820 IRAN'S MORADI SETS WORLD RECORD IN WEIGHTLIFTING
    Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke the world record in
the 94kg snatch event by lifting 189kg. He eclipsed the previous
mark of 188kg set by Akakios Kakiavilis of Greece in 1999.
    
    0756 ISTOMIN BEATS WU TO TAKE TENNIS GOLD
    Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin rallied from a set down to beat
China's Wu Yibing 2-6 6-2 7-6(2) and clinch the men's singles
tennis gold. Istomin fired 15 aces and 47 winners in the match
lasting two hours and 16 minutes.
    
    0650 JAPAN CLAIM KARATE GOLD MEDALS
    Japanese karateka Riyo Kiyuna won the men's individual kata
event, while compatriot Kiyou Shimizu triumphed in the women's
competition to defend her gold medal from the Incheon Games.
    
    0600 CHINA WINS WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES GOLD
    The second seeded Chinese pair of Xu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan
edged Taiwan's top-seeded sisters Latisha Chan and Chan
Hao-ching 6-2 1-6 11-9 to win the women's tennis doubles gold at
the Asian Games. 
    China also won the women's singles gold when Wang Qiang
defended her title by defeating compatriot Zhang Shuai on
Friday.
    
    0600 THAI BUREE BAGS JET SKI GOLD TO BECOME OLDEST WINNER  
    Thai Phadit Buree became the oldest gold medallist at the
2018 Asian Games when the 45-year-old won the Jet Ski Runabout
1100 Stock ahead of compatriot Attapon Kunsa. Khalid Almaazmi of
the United Arab Emirates took bronze.
    
    0600 THAI PORNCHAI WINS 10TH SEPAKTAKRAW GOLD
    Pornchai Kaokaew won his 10th gold medal at the Asian Games
when Thailand defeated Laos to win the men's team doubles event
in sepaktakraw. Thailand has now won 25 of the possible 36 gold
medals in Asian Games sepaktakraw events.  
    
    0330 JAPAN'S INOUE WINS MEN'S MARATHON
    Hiroto Inoue ended Japan's 32-year wait for men's marathon
gold at the Asian Games when he edged Bahrain's Elhassan
Elabbassi to win the first medal in athletics on Saturday.
    Takeyuki Nakayama won Japan's last gold in the event when he
clocked an Asian Games record time of two hours, eight minutes
and 21 seconds in Seoul in 1986. 
    Inoue ran neck and neck with the Moroccan-born Elabbassi in
the closing kilometres and both athletes finished in 2:18:22 on
a warm morning in the Indonesian capital. Dou Bujie of China
finished 26 seconds behind to claim bronze.
    "It was a tough race. I knew I'd win in the home stretch so
I went all out. I'm glad I managed to win," Inoue said.
    "(After the 35-kilometre point) I pushed the pace but my
opponent was stronger than I thought. This is a big confidence
boost for me."

 (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru and Sudipto
Ganguly in Jakarta; Editing by John O'Brien and Ed Osmond)
  
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