China downplayed their domination, and praised other nations for a general rise in standards at the Games, which saw 24 world records and 59 Asian marks broken.
China were robbed of a perfect end to their Games, however, losing both volleyball and football finals, the last medals to be awarded. Uzbekistan won the football with a 4-2 victory over players from China's new professional league, while Japan took the volleyball title.
Mohammed Sulaiman added the 1,500 metres men's title to Qatar's hat-trick of golds. Talal Mansoor won both the 100m and 200m before announcing his retirement. Ibrahim Ismail Muftah won the 400m, completing the Qatari golden haul.Reuse content