JAKARTA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Highlights of day six of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Thursday (times GMT):
Shooter Li Qingnian repeated her feat from the 2010 Games by winning the women’s double trap competition. Bai Yiting took silver to make it a one-two finish for China.
Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko won gold in the men’s road race, staving off a strong challenge from Japan’s Fumiyuki Beppu and Thailand’s Navuti Liphongyu who won silver and bronze.
Lutsenko, who rides for the Astana Pro team, finished the 150km race in three hours, 25.25 minutes.
Schooling moving in ‘right direction’ for 2020
Japan wins first badminton title in 20 years
Schooling snaps China-Japan grip on pool gold
Japan’s remaining basketball players claim win
Balandin may retire two years after Olympic win
India hand out record hockey rout of Hong Kong
Afghan officials shield athletes from trouble
CAS satisfied over status of Games golfers
Liu breaks world record to win 50m backstroke
Squash queen David seeks special finale
Jafro Megawanto clinched Indonesia’s seventh gold medal of the Games in the paragliding individual accuracy event. Thailand’s Jirasak Witeetham won silver while South Korean Lee Chul-soo took bronze.
Jacqueline Siu Wing-ying claimed Hong Kong’s first gold of the Games by winning the equestrian individual dressage event, while Vietnam also earned their first gold through the women’s rowing team’s success in the lightweight quadruple sculls.
Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling backed up his 100 metres butterfly triumph on Wednesday by topping the times in the 50m heats on Thursday in 23.84 seconds.
Schooling is the only Jakarta swimming champion so far not from Japan and China but Jordanian teenager Khader Baqlah offered a glimmer of hope that there might be another when he was fastest in the 100m freestyle heats.
The 19-year-old clocked the same time of 49.30 seconds as China’s Yu Hexin, who is looking to add the 100m gold to the 50m freestyle title he won earlier in the meet.
Reigning champion Satomi Suzuki topped the times in the women’s 50m breaststroke in 31.02 and she will also be going for a second gold on Thursday night after already having claimed the 100m title in Jakarta.
China’s Li Guangyuan swam 1.59.87 to pip Xu Jiayu to the best time in the men’s 200m backstroke but his compatriot remains the favourite for a third individual gold after landing the 50m and 100m titles.
China and Japan also qualified comfortably for Thursday night’s 4x100 medley relay final, in which Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee will be looking to add to her Jakarta haul of four golds and two silvers.
China’s Li Mengfan claimed the gold medal in the wushu men’s sanda 65kg category, while in the women’s category, Li Yueyao won the 52 kg event and Cai Yingying took gold in the 60kg competition.
China claimed their first gold medals of the day in rowing as Zhang Liang won the men’s single sculls while Chen Yunxia took the top prize in the women’s competition.
Day six at the Asian Games began on Thursday with equestrian, paragliding and golf events. Medals are on offer in swimming, weightlifting, shooting and tennis among other sports.
China have 83 medals including 38 gold and sit top of the table. Japan and South Korea retained their places in the top three after Wednesday’s action.
Hosts Indonesia have six gold medals and are on course to reach their target of 16. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar; Editing by John O’Brien)