Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

China's Su Bingtian wins gold in men's 100m at Jakarta Asiad

China's Su Bingtian wins gold in men's 100m at Jakarta Asiad

South Korean shooter Kim Jun-hong competes in the men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol competition at the 18th Asian Games at the Jakabaring Sport City Shooting Range in Palembang, Indonesia, on August 25, 2018.

In the men's finals, Indonesia will compete with Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, China, Thailand, and the Philippines.

They are the medals Indonesia will want above all others.

The competition will last for three days, starting Saturday (Aug 25).

Kim, the North Korean coach, said he wasn't sure when he took his paddlers to South Korea for practice that they'd have enough time to prepare.

"If everything goes well, I think I will be able to set the world record", Ikee said, speaking through a translator to non-Japanese reporters after swimming ended on Friday.

"I felt a lot of more pressure here", he said.

Only North Korea shooter So Gin Man, who won seven golds and eight medals overall in 1982, has done better. "I make up my mind to work harder, and when I get more support it becomes by motivation".

Rikako Ikee could very well be the smiling face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a new star that organizers are sure to promote during the build-up to the games.

In a surprising women's 100 final, Nigeria-born Bahrain sprinter Edidiong Odiong dipped late to finish in 11.30 and edge India's Dutee Chand (11.32) and 2014 champion Wei Yongli of China (11.33) in a photo finish. Her win was at the expense of another junior world champion.

China won the gold medal, beating South Korea 19-18 in the final contest.

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.

Sun Yang arrived in Indonesia hoping to win 5 gold medals as he began his two-year drive towards Tokyo and, while he came up short in a relay, his feat in winning the 200m-400m-800m-1,500m freestyle was impressive.

World champion Rose Chelimo won the women's marathon for Bahrain in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 51 seconds.

The 20-year-old, who ran 50.06secs to win silver the London 2017 World Championships, has won four legs of the Diamond League Series this year.

The Olympic record holder broke the long-standing clean and jerk mark of Qatar's Assad Saif Assad set at the 2002 Asiad in Busan by 5kg with his second lift of 230kg. "For now, I will take rest and a holiday for a month and go back to Kenya".

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