Japan swim queen Ikee makes light of Tokyo burden

Rikako Ikee captures record sixth Asian Games swim gold

Rikako Ikee captures record sixth Asian Games swim gold

Gold medalist Luo Na of China attends the awarding ceremony of women's hammer throw final of athletics at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 25, 2018.

Only North Korean shooter So Gin-man, who won seven golds and a silver at New Delhi in 1982, has won more titles at one Asian Games, but Ikee did match his overall mark of eight medals with two relay silvers in Jakarta. South Korea won two gold medals in shooting.

Chusovitina, who won the vault at the 2002 Asian Games and took silver medals in the event at the 1994 and 2014 editions, is competing with the intention of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 - at 45.

Su's emotional win, following his silver at Incheon 2014 and two months after he equalled the Asian record of 9.91, came as Unified Korea celebrated their first gold medal at a major Games.

JAKARTA, Indonesia There was no dividing them.

The combined North and South Korean team, symbolising this year's rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, won the women's 500m dragon boating - their only title together since the 1991 world table tennis championships.

"But I noticed that the North and South Korean athletes' fighting spirit was so high after watching them train", Kim was quoted as saying by Yonhap.

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At last week's opening ceremony, the Korean teams marched together behind the Unified Korea flag, held aloft jointly by South Korean women's basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong Chol.

South and North Korea have entered joint teams in previous worldwide events, starting with the 1991 table tennis world championships, and more recently at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The upset means there'll be a non-Indian gold medalist in kabaddi for the first time since the sport was introduced to the Asian Games program in 1990.

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.

On the track, China's star sprinter Su Bingtian, the co-holder of the Asian 100 meters record, qualified as the victor of heat 4 at 10.27 seconds with his teammate Xu Zhouzheng. Bahrain also claimed gold and silver in the men's 10,000m courtesy of Hassan Chani and Abraham Cheroben, while Odiong Edidiong took gold in the women's 100m.

Track and field competition entered a second day with world champion Rose Chelimo winning the women's marathon for Bahrain in a hot and humid race.

Japanese swimmers enjoyed an impressive showing in Jakarta, matching China's tally of 19 golds but edging out their rivals by 52 medals to 50 to prevent the Chinese from topping the standings for the first time since the 1998 Games in Bangkok.

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