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World record among highlights of Asian Games

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 22, 2018 12:11

World record among highlights of Asian Games

China’s Liu Xiang broke the world record to open the third session of swimming at the Asian Games in Indonesia as she clocked 26.98 seconds in the women’s 50 metres backstroke.The 21-year-old topped the previous record of 27.06 seconds set by her compatriot Zhao Jing in 2009.Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee grabbed her fourth gold of the meet with victory in the women’s 100 metres butterfly.China’s Zhang Yufei took silver for her first individual medal at the Games, while An Se-hyeon won bronze for South Korea.China’s swimming sensation Sun Yang won his eighth Asian Games gold after storming to the finish line in the men’s 400 metres freestyle.China’s Yu Hexin swam to a convincing win in the men’s 50 metres freestyle gold medal ahead of Japanese duo Katsumi Nakamura and Shunichi Nakao.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 22, 2018 12:11

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