China seizes 3 golds | Inquirer Sports

China seizes 3 golds

/ 02:09 AM September 21, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea—China grabbed three of the four gold medals at stake on the opening day of the shooting competition at the Asian Games on Saturday, including a surprise win in the women’s 10-meter team air pistol event over the favored South Koreans.

Indian marksman Jitu Rai won the other gold on the opening day—the first for his country at the games.

China’s win in the 10m air pistol event was the first gold won overall at the games. The team of Zhang Mengyuan, Guo Wenjun and Zhou Qingyuan scored an aggregate of 1,146 points to win the competition easily.

Taiwan took the silver with 1,141 points and Mongolia the bronze with 1,140.


South Korea, led by London Olympics 25-meter gold medal winner Kim Jang-mi, was considered the favorite in the event, but finished fourth to the disappointment of the local crowd.

Meanwhile, Indonesia was formally named the host country for the 2018 Asian Games.  AP

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