August 26, 2018 / 3:41 AM / 2 months ago

HIGHLIGHTS-Day nine of the Asian Games

    JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Highlights of day nine of the
18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Sunday (times GMT):
    
    1554 ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR CHINA 
    China extended their lead at the top of the medals table
with fine performances in athletics and basketball. The Asian
giants added six more gold medals to their tally on Sunday and
comfortably lead Japan and South Korea.
    
 COUNTRY          GOLD    SILVER   BRONZE   TOTAL
 CHINA            78      59       37       174
 JAPAN            40      34       48       122
 SOUTH KOREA      27      30       37       94
 IRAN             14      14       12       40
 INDONESIA        12      13       25       50
 NORTH KOREA      11      5        7        23
        
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    1443 CHINA'S SU, BAHRAIN'S ODIONG WIN 100M GOLD
    China's Su Bingtian crossed the finish line in 9.92 seconds
to capture the men's 100m gold medal and set a new Asian Games
record. Qatar's Tosin Ogunode won silver ahead of Japan's Ryota
Yamagata who took bronze.
    In the women's event, Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong bagged the
gold finishing in 11.30 seconds, ahead of India's Dutee Chand
and China's Wei Yongli.
    
    1436 JAPAN'S USHIRO WINS DECATHLON
    Japan's Keisuke Ushiro defended his decathlon title after
finishing with a total of 7878 points. Kazakhstan's Dmitriy
Karpov (2006 and 2010) and Taiwan's Yang Chuan-Kwang (1954 and
1958) are the only other athletes to have won the event in
successive editions.

    
    1354 CHINA'S WANG LEAPS TO LONG JUMP GOLD
    China won their fourth gold medal of the day through Wang
Jianan in the men's long jump competition. His effort of 8.24m
was the best by an athlete in the Games since 1994, when
compatriot Huang Gang won gold with a leap of 8.34m.
    
    1321 CHANI LEADS BAHRAIN ONE-TWO IN 10,000M RACE
    Hassan Chani helped Bahrain clinch their fourth straight
Asiad gold in the men's 10,000m event. His compatriot Abraham
Cheroben was second.
    India's Lakshmanan Govindan came in third but was later
disqualified to hand China's Zhao Changhong the bronze medal.
    
    1317 HISTORIC GOLD FOR COMBINED KOREAN TEAM
    The unified Korean team sealed their first gold medal in a
multisport event on Sunday, with their canoeists winning the
women's 500 metre dragon boat race.
    "We showed the power and courage of the Korean people to the
world," To Myong-suk, who served as a drummer, said. "Although
we didn't have enough time, we were all united and achieved a
big thing after 20 days."
    The team had won the bronze medal in women's 200 metre
competition on Saturday.
    
    1253 GONG EXTENDS CHINA'S SUPREMACY IN WOMEN'S SHOT PUT
    China's Gong Lijiao bagged the gold medal in the women's
shot put event with an effort of 19.66m. The Asian giants have
triumphed in the competition at every Games since 1978.
    
    1242 HASSAN CRUISES TO MEN'S 400M GOLD
    Abdalelah Hassan secured Qatar's first gold medal at the
these Games, winning the men's 400m event ahead of India's
Muhammed Anas Yahiya and Ali Khamis of Bahrain.
    Bahrain's Salwa Naser won gold in the women's race. India's
Hima Das was second ahead of Kazakhstan's Elina Mikhina.
    
    1015 DAVID WINS SQUASH GOLD ON 35TH BIRTHDAY
    Malaysian squash great Nicol David defeated compatriot
Sivasangari Subramaniam in the women's singles final to win a
record-extending fifth Asian Games gold medal on her 35th
birthday.
    
    0958 KUWAIT OPEN ACCOUNT WITH SHOOTING GOLD
    Kuwait's Mansour Alrashidi secured the country's first medal
at these Games by winning the men's skeet shooting competition.
China's Jin Di claimed silver while Saif Almansoori of the
United Arab Emirates took bronze.
    
    0921 DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR PHILIPPINES IN GOLF 
    The Philippines claimed their second Asian Games gold medal
in golf by winning the women's team event. Yuka Saso, who also
won the individual competition, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye
Go teamed up to finish ahead of South Korea and China.
    
    0907 INDONESIA SURPASS 1962 GAMES GOLD MEDAL TALLY 
    Indonesia surpassed their pervious record gold medal tally
dating back to the 1962 Jakarta Games by winning their 12th gold
on Sunday.
    Aqsa Sutan Aswar won the jetski endurance runabout to beat
their previous record, which was matched earlier on Sunday when
Rifki Ardiansyah Arrosyiid claimed the men's 60kg karate event.
    Indonesia are on course to reach their pre-Games target of
16 golds.
    
    0822 THAI SHOOTER SUTIYA MAKES IT THIRD TIME LUCKY 
    After finishing third in the last two editions, Thai shooter
Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit won gold in the women's skeet competition.
China's Wei Meng won silver. South Korea's defending champion
Kim Min-ji settled for bronze.
    
    0630 WEN CLINCHES KARATE GOLD FOR TAIWAN
    Taiwanese karateka Wen Tzuyun defended her 2014 gold medal
in the women's 55kg category. Iran's Taravat Khaksar won silver
while Indonesia's Cokorda Istri Agung Sanistyarani took bronze.
    
    0556 JAPAN'S NOGUCHI CLIMBS TO GLORY
    Akiyo Noguchi claimed Japan's first gold medal in sport
climbing at the Asian Games with an assured performance in the
women's combined event.
    
    0330 CHELIMO HANDS BAHRAIN FIRST GOLD AT GAMES  
    World champion Rose Chelimo gave Bahrain their first gold
medal at the 18th Asian Games by easily winning the women's
marathon on Sunday.
    The Kenyan-born runner's winning time of two hours, 34
minutes and 51 seconds was the slowest at the Games since
China's Zhao Youfeng won clocked 2:35:19 in Beijing in 1990.
    Keiko Nogani won silver for Japan by finishing in 2:36:37,
while North Korea's Kim Hye Song took bronze.

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