China’s Su Bingtian wins 100 meters in Asian Games record

30 August, 2018, 00:35 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
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Monumental final night Asian Games milestones included Ikee becoming just the 2nd athlete across any sport to win 6 gold medals at one Asian Games while also tying the record for the most medals at a Games.

Saudi Arabia are still waiting for their first gold of the Games, but Tareg Ali Hamedi, who won bronze in karate over-84kg event on Saturday, said he was delighted just to win a medal.

It is only the fifth time in history that North and South Korea have set joint teams to global sporting competitions - previously co-operating in two events in 1991. Satomi Suzuki won gold in the women's 50 and 100 breaststroke.

The 27-year-old grabbed two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games by winning the 25m rapid pistol individual and team events.

Indonesia's Emilia Nova took the silver medal in the discipline.

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"But I noticed that the North and South Korean athletes' fighting spirit was so high after watching them train in hot weather", Kim was quoted as saying by Yonhap.

A unified Korean team also competed at this year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

The basketball team, featuring nine South Koreans and three players from the North, next plays Taiwan.

Su was the first Asian-born sprinter to run the blue riband event in under 10 seconds and shares the continental record with Qatar's Nigerian-born Femi Ogunode at 9.91 seconds.

Kim's victory was South Korea's first Asiad swimming gold medal since 2010, when Park Tae-hwan and Jeong Da-rae won golds at Guangzhou.

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Another task for the veteran is to lead the younger peers, including Xu, to polish their skills at the Asian Games so as to prepare the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, he added.

Su Bingtian gave world junior champion Lalu Muhammad Zohri a taste of what it's like to race against the fastest men on the continent.

However, he said the result from the women's 100 m hurdles was below expectations. She won the world championships title in London previous year.

China picked up golds from world champion Gong Lijiao in the women's shot put and 2015 world championship bronze medalist Wang Jianan in the long jump.

The sisters couldn't hold back her emotions after Jong Sim was presented with her gold medal by North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk and the secretive country's anthem played for the seventh time in seven days of competition.

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Japanese swimmers enjoyed an impressive showing in Jakarta, matching China's tally of 19 golds but edging out their rivals by 52 medals to 50 to prevent the Chinese from topping the standings for the first time since the 1998 Games in Bangkok.



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