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China’s gold rush continues at Asiad

HOST China snapped up more gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games yesterday.

A shooting world record fell to Chinese teenager Sheng Lihao in the men’s 10-meter air rifle with his 253.3 points surpassing teammate Yu Haonan’s 252.8 from Rio de Janeiro four years ago.

“I had good luck in the final. I did quite well today, I was basically smooth,” said the 18-year-old, a Tokyo Olympic silver medalist.

After winning all seven gold medals in the pool on the opening day, China dominated again, spearheaded by breaststroke world champion Qin Haiyang.

The Shanghai swimmer added the Asian Games title to his collection with the second-fastest swim this year.

Qin clocked a Games-record time of 57.76 seconds to win the 100 breaststroke.

Fifteen-year-old Chen Ye won the men’s gold medal in the skateboarding park finals. It was the Chinese team’s first skateboarding gold at a large-scale global competition.

At Qiantang Roller Sports Center, Chen and Japan’s Kusaki Hinano, also 15, won men’s and women’s golds.

Zhang Liang became the most successful Asiad rower.

Zhang won the men’s single sculls to add to his double sculls gold from Sunday and now has five Asiad titles from four editions.


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