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China swimmers set pool on fire

Busan, Oct. 5 (Reuters): China completed a 20-11 victory over Japan in the swimming gold contest on Saturday, as South Korean bodybuilders helped the hosts overtake Japan to be second in the medals table.

Chinaís Wu Peng won the menís 200m backstroke title before compatriot Xu Yanwei made it five out of five as she anchored the womenís 4x100 medley relay team to victory in the last event of the competition.

Day VII ended with China claiming 85 golds, while bodybuilding golds in 60kg for Cho Wang-bung and 70kg by Han Dong-ki capped a seven-gold day for South Korea that catapulted the hosts into second with 29 golds.

Rounding out the top five were Japan with 26 golds, Kazakhstan with eight and North Korea with six. Defending champions Iran were joined by Kuwait and Japan as group winners in the last eight of the U-23 soccer event.

Newcomers to the gold medal table were Bahrainís Alfarsani Tariqís in the 90kg bodybuilding and Indonesia, whose Angelique Widjaja and Wynne Prakusya beat Japanís Miho Saeki and Saori Obata 6-4, 6-0 in the womenís team tennis.

Chinaís Ding Junhui took the menís snooker singles title. The menís pool nine-ball singles gold went to Chinese Taipeiís Yang Ching-shun.China won the menís team table tennis title 3-0 over South Korea.

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