Sub-10 Su savours Asiad gold, not fussy about time

Asian Games 2018 Japan Swimmer Rikako Ikee Pursues Asiad Record Haul

Rikako Ikee has already won gold in 50m fly 100m fly 100m free 4x100m free and the 4x100m medley

China's Wang Jianjiahe beat the Asian Games record to win the women's 800 freestyle in 8:18.55, but Japan won the two other events decided Thursday.

A Unified Korea team, featuring athletes from North and South Korea, could not hide their emotions after they won a bronze in dragon boating for their first medal at the Games yesterday.

It is only the fifth time in history that North and South Korea have set joint teams to worldwide sporting competitions - previously co-operating in two events in 1991.

The 26-year-old was reduced to tears after winning the race at a distance in which he won a London Olympic gold medal 6 years ago but no longer trains for.

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Naser won the women's 400m gold after finishing in 50.09secs while India's Hima Das arrived in 50.79secs to claim silver.

It was the first gold at a major Games for a Unified Korea team, and came almost three decades after their last title together - in the women's team event at the 1991 world table tennis championships.

Japan ultimately wound up on top of the overall medal table, collecting an impressive 52 medals in all.

After her sixth and final successful lift she broke into a huge smile and waved to the packed crowd containing a large North Korean delegation at the 2,000-capacity Jakarta International Expo. "I felt something in my throat too".

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They also competed together in women's ice hockey at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, an event that ushered in a series of reconciliatory moves.

The basketball team, featuring nine South Koreans and three players from the North, next plays Taiwan. He finished at the top in his first qualification round with a score of 296, and then in the second qualification round, he set a qualification Asian Games record by earning 589 points, two points above Chinese shooter Li Yuehong's record set in 2014.

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. Bahrain's Edidiong Odiong snatched the women's 100m title in 11.30 seconds after a photo finish with India's Dutee Chand, who clocked 11.32 with China's Wei Yongli taking bronze. It won no gold medal in the discipline for the first time in 24 years.

Su was also the first Asian-born sprinter to reach the world championships 100m final but finished last in London past year.

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In climbing, Japan's Akiyo Noguchi won the inaugural women's combined, underlining her reputation as a serious gold-medal contender when the sport makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Earlier world champion Rose Chelimo overcame brutal conditions to kick off Bahrain's four-title gold rush with a runaway win in the women's marathon.

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