Asian Games: China Breaks Own Gold-Record
Kayaker Zhou Yu and then Feng Lanlan leveled, respectively broke China’s Asian Games golden medal-record which had been set back to 1990. The karate fighter brought a double-celebration for China which cemented their top spot in the Games table, claiming their 184 title in Guangzhou. Lanlan beat Japan Emiko Homma 3-0 in the 68kg kumite class, win which brought 26-year-old Asian champion’s a well-deserved gold at home. Previous to this record, China had broken their 165-gold haul from the 2006 Doha Games days ago as a new record would have been expected to happen soon. Furthermore, they have two more days to improve their gold-record as the competition ends on Saturday.
Among the most recent golden medals obtained by the hosts are included those claimed in men’s basketball and karate. China beat South Korea 77-71 on Friday to improve their new gold record. Furthermore, China gathered 34 Olympic champions in Guangzhou to establish a new record. With 11th WTA Na Li focusing on doubles initially, the former top 10 WTA pairing with Peng and claiming the gold after defeating Chinese Tiapei defending champion.
Chinese Cao Yuan also brought gold for the hosts at the men’s 10m Platform Diving. Yuan gathered 557.15 points to finish first at the 16th Asian Games, while compatriot Huo Liang came second with 552.5 points. Finally, Malaysian Bryan Nickson Lomas finished third with only 478.6 points on Friday.
The table is and will be led by China who won 197 golden medals with almost two days to go. They have also claimed 117 sivler and 98 bronze medals to gather 412 in total. South Korea goes second and they’ll like maintain the position until Saturday when the Games end. They won 75 golds, 63 silver medals finishing 91 times third. They subsume 229 medals.
On contrast, Japan sits third with 47 golden medals and fewer chances to climb second in just one day. They won other 73 silver and 94 bronze medals, 214 in total. Iran and Kazakhstan are fourth and fifth with 20 golden medals, 58 overall, respectively 18 golds and 78 in total.11