JAKARTA – A summary of the Facts & Figures of the events held on Monday 20 August.
- China won its 200th gold medal in shooting when ZHAO Ruozhu (CHN) won the women’s 10m air rifle.
- YANG Kunpi (TPE) won gold in the shooting men’s trap and equalled the world record. He became the first athlete at the 2018 Asian Games to break or equal a world record in any event in any sport.
- Rikako IKEE (JPN) became the first woman to win three gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games (all sports), adding the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle victories to the 4x100m relay gold she won on Sunday.
- Republic of Korea won its 700th gold medal in Asian Games history when fencer JEON Hee Sook (KOR) won the women’s individual foil event.
- DPR Korea achieved its 100th gold medal in Asian Games history when OM Yun Chol (PRK) won the men’s 56kg weightlifting event. The NOC also won its 400th medal in Asian Games history when JONG Myong Suk (PRK) won gold in the women’s freestyle wrestling 57kg event.
- China (36, G15-S12-B9) leads the medal table after the second day of medal events at the 2018 Asian Games, ahead of Japan (30, G8-S11-B11) and Republic of Korea (24, G5-S9-B10).
- Men’s individual all-around: LIN Chaopan (CHN) wins China’s 10th gold medal in this event. Japan is the only other NOC to have won medals in this event (2).
- Shogo NONOMURA (JPN) took silver. Since 2006, Japan has won six medals in this event, more than any other NOC, as China has five from 2006 onwards (including today’s gold and bronze for XIAO Ruoteng (CHN)). It was the ninth time China has had at least two athletes on the podium in this event out of the 11 time the event has been held.
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- General: Indonesia won gold in the men’s and women’s downhill events. It is the first event, apart from badminton, in which Indonesia has won gold in the men’s and women’s events at a single Asian Games.
- Women’s downhill: Tiara Andini PRASTIKA (INA) became the first woman to win gold for Indonesia in a cycling event. It was Indonesia’s fourth gold medal in cycling.
- Team dressage: Japan won gold in team dressage for the first time since 1994. It joined Republic of Korea (6) as the only NOCs to have won this event more than once.
- Women’s individual foil: JEON Hee Sook (KOR) won Republic of Korea’s 700th gold medal in Asian Games history. JEON joined NAM Hyunhee (KOR) and XIAO Ai-Hua (CHN) on a record two gold medals in this event.
- FU Yiting (CHN) won silver and continued China’s streak of winning a medal in this event at every Asian Games since 1986. No other NOC has achieved this.
- Men’s individual sabre: GU Bongil (KOR) became the first fencer to win three gold medals in individual events. He also won the event in 2010 and 2014.
- GU also won gold in the men’s team sabre. His total of four gold medals equals the men’s record in this sport held by WANG Haibin (CHN) and JUNG Jin-Sun (KOR).
- Men’s 10m air rifle: YANG Haoran (CHN) won gold to become the first athlete to achieve two gold medals in this event. YANG also took gold in 2014.
- Women’s 10m air rifle: ZHAO Ruozhu (CHN) gave China its 200th gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games. No other NOC has won more than 63 gold medals in this sport.
- Nandinzaya GANKHUYAG (MGL) won her first Asian Games medal with bronze. This was the 10th Asian Games event in which she had participated.
- Women’s trap: Ray BASSIL (LBN) claimed bronze, giving Lebanon its fourth medal in shooting at the Asian Games and its first in a women’s event. The only other sport in which Lebanon women have won a medal is taekwondo.
- Men’s trap: YANG Kunpi (TPE) won gold in the men’s trap. He equalled the world record in the event (48 points), set by Alberto FERNANDEZ (ESP) at the 2017 World Cup Final.
- YANG became the first Chinese Taipei athlete to win the men’s trap at the Asian Games.
- Women’s 100m freestyle: Rikako IKEE (JPN) became the first woman to win three gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games (all sports). Earlier in the day she had won the 50m butterfly, and on Sunday took gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
- Men’s 800m freestyle: SUN Yang (CHN) became the first Chinese male swimmer to win two individual gold medals at two different Asian Games. He also won the 200m freestyle on Sunday. SUN had won two gold medals in Incheon in 2014.
- Men’s 50m backstroke: XU Jiayu (CHN) won the gold to add to the 100m backstroke gold he took on Sunday. He becomes the first male swimmer to win both events at a single Asian Games.
- Women’s 200m breaststroke: Kanako WATANABE (JPN) successfully defended her title and is the third woman to win two Asian Games gold medals in this event, after Hiroko NAGASAKI (JPN, 1982 and 1986) and QI Hui (CHN, 2002 and 2006).
- Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay: Japan won this event for the 16th time to extend its record as the NOC that has won most gold medals in a single swimming event at the Asian Games.
- Men’s -58kg: KIM Taehun (KOR) won his second gold in taekwondo, after having won the -54kg event in 2014. He is the first man to win gold medals in two different weight classes in taekwondo at the Asian Games.
- Women’s -53kg: SU Poya (TPE) won gold to succeed her compatriot HUANG Yun-Wen, who won this event four years ago in Incheon.
- HA Minah (KOR) took silver for Republic of Korea, which is the only NOC to have won a medal all six times this event has been held at the Asian Games.
- Fariza ALDANGOROVA (KAZ) gave Kazakhstan its 13th medal in taekwondo at the Asian Games, but the NOC is still to win a gold medal in this sport. The only sport in which it has won more medals without winning gold is artistic gymnastics (14).
- Laetitia AOUN’s bronze for Lebanon was its third medal in any sport at these Asian Games, equalling the NOC’s record for most at a single Games, set in 2006 and 2010.
- Women’s 48kg: RI Song Gum (PRK) won the first medal for DPR Korea in this event (since the introduction of the current weight classes in 1998).
- Men’s 56kg: OM Yun Chol (PRK) won DPR Korea’s 100th gold medal at the Asian Games across all sports. OM successfully defended his title and is the second weightlifter from DPR Korea to win two gold medals, after GEUN A.W. won the men’s total and clean & jerk in 1974.
- THACH Kim Tuan (VIE) claimed silver, as he did four years ago in Incheon. He is the first weightlifter from Vietnam to win two medals at the Asian Games.
- Surahmat BIN SUWOTO WIJOYO (INA) took bronze for Indonesia, the second weightlifting medal for the home nation at these Games. Indonesia has already equalled its total number of medals in this sport from four years ago.
- Women’s freestyle 50kg: Vinesh VINESH (IND) won gold for India. She claimed her second medal at the Asian Games, after her silver in the women’s 48kg in 2014. VINESH is the second female wrestler from India to win multiple medals in wrestling at the Asian Games. The other one is Geetika JAKHAR in the women’s 63kg (silver, bronze).
- Women’s freestyle 53kg: PAK Yong Mi (PRK) became the second woman from DPR Korea to win gold in women’s wrestling at the Asian Games, after SO Sim Hyang in the women’s freestyle 48kg in 2010.
- Zhuldyz ESHIMOVA’s silver for Kazakhstan means it has now claimed at least one medal in women’s wrestling at each of the last four Asian Games (since 2006).
- Women’s freestyle 57kg: JONG Myong Suk (PRK) won the 400th medal for DPR Korea at the Asian Games (all sports).
- Women’s freestyle 62kg: Orkhon PUREVDORJ (MGL) became the second Mongolian women to win a wrestling gold medal at the Asian Games, after Naranchimeg GELEGJAMTS won the freestyle 72kg in 2010.
- Men’s freestyle 125kg: Parviz HADIBASMANJ (IRI) won gold to successfully defend the Asian Games title he won in Incheon in 2014.
- Women’s taijiquan & taijijian all-round: Agatha Chrystenzen WONG (PHI) took bronze to become the first woman to achieve a medal in wushu for Philippines. It is the 18th medal for the NOC in this sport.
- Women’s nanquan & nandao all-round: Darya LATISHEVA (UZB) took silver to become the first athlete from Uzbekistan to win a medal in wushu.
- YUEN Ka Ying’s (HKG) bronze was the first medal for Hong Kong China in this event.
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