The Incheon Asian Games 2014 highlights and medal standings after 3 days.
It has been 3 days at the Incheon Asian Games 2014 and the race to the top is getting even hotter. At the end of Day 2, China were trailing South Korea 32-31 in the total medal count. However, Day 3 proved to be great for China as they outshined South Korea in the medal tally. At the end of Day 3, China were at the top with 58 medals as opposed to the 45 medals that South Korea has. Meanwhile Japan took the third spot with 42 medals.
The men’s 200m final was dominated by Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, who set an Asian record of 1:55:34, finishing 3 seconds before his Japanese teammate Hiromasa Fujimori. The third place was taken by Chinese swimmer Shun Wang. After the event, Kosuke Hagino said, “Michael Phelps is my role model and I’m trying to become like him. I want to catch up with Phelps someday.”
This was not the only record that Hagino broke. He also helped his team win the 4x200m freestyle relay final, breaking another Asian record in the process.
Chinese shooters world record and disqualification drama.
The Chinese shooters set a world record in the women’s 10m air pistol team event. The trio of Yi Shiling, Zhang Binbin and Wu Liuxi scored a total of 1253.8 points to take the gold, but not before some drama unfolded. After the event, the team was disqualified citing the reason that Xhang Binbin’s pistol was heavier than the permitted weight.
After a heated protest by the Chinese contingent, the decision was overturned and the medals and points were reinstated.