HIGHLIGHTS: Day 10 of the Asian Games

August 31, 2018 - 10:06 AM
Sufriyanto Rindi of Indonesia celebrates victory. (Reuters/Edgar Su)

JAKARTA — Highlights of day 10 of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Monday (times GMT):

Hosts Indonesia finished with 22 gold medals on Monday, six more than their pre-Games target. They made the most of their opportunities in the local martial art of pencak silat and climbing to claim 10 golds on a single day of competition.

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China’s Wang leaps to high jump gold

China’s Wang Yu leapt 2.30 metres to claim the men’s high jump gold medal. He finished ahead of South Korea’s Woo Sang-hyeok, who cleared a season-best of 2.28 meters.

Majd Eddin Ghzal finished third for Syria’s first medal at the meet, alongside Japan’s Naoto Tobe.

Chopra strikes javelin gold for India

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin-thrower to win an Asiad gold as he cleared a distance of 88.06 meters to record a convincing victory.

China’s Liu Qizhen posted a personal best of 82.22m for the silver. Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem took bronze.

  • India’s Chopra smashes competition to win javelin gold.
  • No drowning your sorrows: Indonesia bans booze at athletes’ villages.
  • South Korea’s extra-time win keeps alive Son’s gold medal hopes.
  • Jakarta silver erases nightmares for tormented Indian sprinter Chand.
  • China draws blank in Asiad badminton singles as rivals improve.
  • Japan’s scandal-hit men’s basketball team lose.
  • Vocal vollies part of job for India’s goalie.
  • Su savors Asiad gold, not fussy about time.
  • China’s Su becomes Asia’s fastest man.

China win mixed and women’s doubles titles

China won gold in the women’s doubles and mixed doubles badminton competitions after failing to win a singles medal at the Games for the first time since 1970.

Japan’s Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi gave up leads in both games to lose the women’s doubles final 22-20 22-20 to Chinese duo Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan.

In the mixed doubles final, China’s Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong thrashed Hong Kong pair Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet 21-8 21-15.

Samba secures 400m hurdles gold for Qatar

Abderrahman Samba secured Qatar’s third gold of the meet with a victory in the 400 meters hurdles. The 22-year-old crossed the line in 47.66 seconds, a new Games record.

Dharun Ayyasamy of India finished in second, and Japan’s Takatoshi Abe completed the podium with a third-place finish.

Singapore claim bridge gold

Singapore men’s bridge team outplayed Hong Kong to claim their third gold of the meet, after swimmer Joseph Schooling’s double at the Jakarta pool last week.

Indonesia notch eighth pencak silat gold

Abdul Malik won Indonesia’s eighth gold in Pencak Silat, beating Muhammad Faizul M Nasir of Malaysia 5-0 in the 50 to 55kg final.

Iran’s Salimi Kordasiabi defends weightlifting gold

Iran weightlifter Behdad Salimikordasiab won his third straight Asiad gold medal in the men’s +105kg category.

Hosts Indonesia surpass pre-Games gold target

Indonesia won two more gold medals in the local martial art of pencak silat to reach a total of 17, one more than their pre-Games goal. Aji Bangkit Pamungkas won in the men’s 85-90kg event while Komang Harik Adi Putra won in the men’s 65-70kg category.

Japanese archers win mixed team recurve gold 

Japanese archers Tomomi Sugimoto and Takaharu Furukawa won gold in the mixed team recurve competition with a 6-0 victory over North Korea’s Kang Un Ju and Pak Yong Won in the final.

Kazakhstan’s Gafurova wins karate gold

Kazakhstan’s Guzaliya Gafurova successfully defended her title in the karate 68kg women’s event. China’s Tang Lingling claimed silver.

Taiwan’s men win team recurve archery gold 

Taiwan’s male archers avenged the defeat of their women’s team by South Korea earlier on Monday, winning the recurve team gold with a 5-3 victory in the final.

South Korean women continue archery dominance

South Korean archers claimed gold in the women’s recurve team event to extend their winning streak to six Games. The trio of Chang Hye-jin, Kang Chae-won and Lee Eun-gyeong beat Taiwan 5-3 at the GBK Archery Field. Japan claimed bronze.

 Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford and Pritha Sarkar