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Host swimmers make a splash

China enjoyed a rousing final night in the East Asian Games swimming pool yesterday as it swelled its tally of gold medals on the penultimate day of competition.

Home swimmers won six of the eight races at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium to push China on to 128 golds, more than the other eight teams put together, one night before the curtain falls.

Ning Zetao and Yi Tang locked up the men’s and women’s 50-meter sprints, and Chen Xinyi showed she could follow double Olympic champion Ye Shiwen by claiming the gold medal in the women’s 400 individual medley.

Ye, 17, won the 200 individual medley on Friday but was not competing in the shorter race.

Ha Sinan won the women’s 200 butterfly, Yun Hao took the 400 free and the home quartet of Fu Yuanhui, Shi Jinglin, Lu Ying and Qiu Yuhan rounded off the swimming events with victory in the 4x100 medley relay.

Chinese gymnasts also starred on the last night of proceedings at Tianjin Gymnasium, snaring four of the five titles on offer.

But Chinese Taipei stole China’s thunder in a gripping men’s basketball final when it came from behind to win by just three points, 82-79.



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