Asian Games: China's golden domination

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The Independent Online
CHINA dominated the final medals table at the Asian Games, winning 137 golds, 92 silvers and 60 bronzes. South Korea were runners-up with 63 golds and the hosts, Japan, were third with 59.

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.

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