August 23, 2018 / 1:50 AM / 2 months ago

HIGHLIGHTS-Day six of Asian Games

JAKARTA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Highlights of day six of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Thursday (times GMT):

0728 LI ON TARGET IN WOMEN’S DOUBLE TRAP

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.

0714 LUTSENKO CYCLES TO GOLD IN ROAD RACE

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.

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0502 INDONESIA’S MEGAWANTO GLIDES TO VICTORY

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.

0458 VIETNAM, HONG KONG OPEN GOLD MEDAL ACCOUNT

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.

0450 SCHOOLING TOPS 50M BUTTERFLY TIMES IN HEATS

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.

0417 CHINA CONTINUE WUSHU DOMINANCE

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.

0344 CHINA WIN GOLD IN ROWING

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.

0148 ACTION BEGINS ON DAY SIX

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)

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