China's Su rules 100m dash with new record

Aug 30, 2018, 00:36
China's Su rules 100m dash with new record

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.

North Korea's Rim Jong-sim won a gold medal in dominant fashion in the women's 75-kilogram division weightlifting competition at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday, following her younger sister's victory the previous day.

China even snagged a shock world record in the form of Liu Xiang's sub-27 50m backstroke victory, where she topped the field with the fastest time ever of 26.98. In fact, Kim became just the 2nd gold medal victor in swimming ever.

Previously, the Unified Korean team became a topic of global attention for walking the march at the Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony on August 18.

As the top seed of the most watched race, Su clocked 9.91 seconds in the men's 100-meter race at the Paris leg of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in June, which tied the Asian record created by the Nigerian-born Qatari Femi Ogunode in 2015. "I really didn't think I was going to win but I absolutely did not want to lose.

South Korea, which aimed to win eight gold medals in fencing, . ended with six golds, three silvers and six bronze medals.

There was never any real doubt that he would complete the set despite Vietnamese silver medalist Nguyen Huy Hoang's fearless swim and he kicked on with 4 laps to go to clinch a 3rd straight 1,500m title in 14 minutes 58.52 seconds. My next target after here is the world finals in the United States; it will be two gold medals soon.

"I couldn't stop the tears when I thought of (North Korean leader) General Kim Jong Un", Kim said.

"I was a bit rusty and exhausted after 4x100m freestyle relay".

"I hope to have better performance in future championships".

In the medal standings China's haul continued to rocket, claiming eight more golds including wins in both men's and women's cycling team sprints.

Yasuhiro Koseki also got the job done across all 3 breaststroke events to wrap up 3 gold medals, while Daiya Seto took 2 individual titles; one in the 400m IM and one in the 200m fly.

Every lift was greeted ecstatically and noisily by the colourful band of Thai supporters who have lit up the Jakarta International Expo arena all week.

"It's unbelievable, I want cry to release the pressure", he said after matching compatriot Shen Jianqiang record tally for men's swimming at the 1990 Beijing Asian Games. "Now is the time to reap the harvest".