HIGHLIGHTS: Day nine of the Asian Games

August 30, 2018 - 10:22 AM
Huang Wenwei of China celebrates their victory in the 2018 Asian Games. (Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)

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

Another good day for China

China extended their lead at the top of the medals table with fine performances in athletics and basketball. The Asian giants added six more gold medals to their tally on Sunday and comfortably lead Japan and South Korea.



  • China’s Su becomes Asia’s fastest man.
  • “I went all out, if I die, I die” — Nova
  • China crowned Arena of Valor champion.
  • IWF hopes Games secures weightlifting’s future.
  • Indonesia optimistic during best ever Games.
  • Budha looks to lift spirits after exclusion.

China’s Su, Bahrain’s Odiong win 100m gold

China’s Su Bingtian crossed the finish line in 9.92 seconds to capture the men’s 100m gold medal and set a new Asian Games record. Qatar’s Tosin Ogunode won silver ahead of Japan’s Ryota Yamagata who took bronze.

In the women’s event, Bahrain’s Edidiong Odiong bagged the gold finishing in 11.30 seconds, ahead of India’s Dutee Chand and China’s Wei Yongli.

Japan’s Ushiro wins decathlon

Japan’s Keisuke Ushiro defended his decathlon title after finishing with a total of 7878 points. Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Karpov (2006 and 2010) and Taiwan’s Yang Chuan-Kwang (1954 and 1958) are the only other athletes to have won the event in successive editions.

China’s Wang leaps to long jump gold

China won their fourth gold medal of the day through Wang Jianan in the men’s long jump competition. His effort of 8.24m was the best by an athlete in the Games since 1994, when compatriot Huang Gang won gold with a leap of 8.34m.

Chani leads Bahrain one-two in 10,000m race

Hassan Chani helped Bahrain clinch their fourth straight Asiad gold in the men’s 10,000m event. His compatriot Abraham Cheroben was second.

India’s Lakshmanan Govindan came in third but was later disqualified to hand China’s Zhao Changhong the bronze medal.

Historic gold for combined Korean team

The unified Korean team sealed their first gold medal in a multisport event on Sunday, with their canoeists winning the women’s 500-meter dragon boat race.

“We showed the power and courage of the Korean people to the world,” To Myong-suk, who served as a drummer, said. “Although we didn’t have enough time, we were all united and achieved a big thing after 20 days.”

The team had won the bronze medal in women’s 200-meter competition on Saturday.

Gong extends China’s supremacy in women’s shout put

China’s Gong Lijiao bagged the gold medal in the women’s shot put event with an effort of 19.66m. The Asian giants have triumphed in the competition at every Games since 1978.

Hassan cruises to men’s 400m gold

Abdalelah Hassan secured Qatar’s first gold medal at the these Games, winning the men’s 400m event ahead of India’s Muhammed Anas Yahiya and Ali Khamis of Bahrain.

Bahrain’s Salwa Naser won gold in the women’s race. India’s Hima Das was second ahead of Kazakhstan’s Elina Mikhina.

David wins squash gold on 35th birthday 

Malaysian squash great Nicol David defeated compatriot Sivasangari Subramaniam in the women’s singles final to win a record-extending fifth Asian Games gold medal on her 35th birthday.

Kuwait open account with shooting gold

Kuwait’s Mansour Alrashidi secured the country’s first medal at these Games by winning the men’s skeet shooting competition. China’s Jin Di claimed silver while Saif Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates took bronze.

Double delight for Philippines in golf

The Philippines claimed their second Asian Games gold medal in golf by winning the women’s team event. Yuka Saso, who also won the individual competition, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go teamed up to finish ahead of South Korea and China.

Indonesia surpass 1962 Games gold medal tally

Indonesia surpassed their previous record gold medal tally dating back to the 1962 Jakarta Games by winning their 12th gold on Sunday.

Aqsa Sutan Aswar won the jetski endurance runabout to beat their previous record, which was matched earlier on Sunday when Rifki Ardiansyah Arrosyiid claimed the men’s 60kg karate event.

Indonesia is on course to reach their pre-Games target of 16 golds.

Thai shooter Sutiya makes it third time lucky

After finishing third in the last two editions, Thai shooter Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit won gold in the women’s skeet competition. China’s Wei Meng won silver. South Korea’s defending champion Kim Min-ji settled for bronze.

Wen clinches karate gold for Taiwan

Taiwanese karateka Wen Tzuyun defended her 2014 gold medal in the women’s 55kg category. Iran’s Taravat Khaksar won silver while Indonesia’s Cokorda Istri Agung Sanistyarani took bronze.

Japan’s Noguchi climbs to glory

Akiyo Noguchi claimed Japan’s first gold medal in sport climbing at the Asian Games with an assured performance in the women’s combined event.

Chelimo hands Bahrain first gold at Games

World champion Rose Chelimo gave Bahrain their first gold medal at the 18th Asian Games by easily winning the women’s marathon on Sunday.

The Kenyan-born runner’s winning time of two hours, 34 minutes and 51 seconds was the slowest at the Games since China’s Zhao Youfeng won clocked 2:35:19 in Beijing in 1990.

Keiko Nogani won silver for Japan by finishing in 2:36:37, while North Korea’s Kim Hye Song took bronze.

— Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru and Sudipto Ganguly in Jakarta; Editing by John O’Brien and Toby Davis