China took two out of four gold medals on the penultimate day of Powerlifting at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games.
Thailand struck gold in the first event of the day at the Asian Games Town Gymnasium through Arawan Bootpo in the Women’s 67.5kg. Her lift of 115.0kg was enough to knock China’s Wang Zhiping into silver and Malaysia’s Fatimah Wagimin into bronze.
The Women’s 75kg saw Chinese Taipei come out on top with Lin Tzu Hui lifting 135.0kg to secure gold. Syria’s Rasha Alshikh took silver and Jordan’s Tharwh Alhajaj the bronze.
China dominated the afternoon session winning both gold medals available starting with the Men’s 90kg. Cai Huichao’s lift of 225.0kg, more than twice his body weight, secured gold ahead of United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Khamis Khalaf and Iran’s Ali Sadeghzadehsalmani in silver and bronze respectively.
In the Men’s 100kg China’s Tian Pingguang took gold with a lift of 225.0kg. Saudi Arabia’s Bassam Al Hawal took silver and Hamdo Sallat of Syria the bronze.
Saturday is the final day of Powerlifting at the Asian Para Games and three medals are up for grabs.
For all the latest results from the Guangzhou Asian Para Games which will run until 19 December and involve around 2,500 athletes from 41 countries competing in 19 sports, please visit www.asianparalympic.org.