Most events in the 2010 Asian Para Games came to a close on Saturday (18 December). Here is quick review of all the action:
The final day of Athletics inside the Aoti Main Stadium saw 30 gold medals awarded and nine Asian records broken.
Star of the show was Iraq’s Hussein Kadhim who set two Asian records in the 400m (50.46) and 800m (2:07.36) to secure gold medals.
Six Asian records were set by Chinese athletes on Saturday. These included Wei Enlong in the Men’s Shot Put F44/46 (14.53m), Wang Quihong in the Men’s Long Jump F44 (6.18m), Che Mian in the Men’s 400m T36 (56.82) (his third gold after wins in 100m and 200m), Zhou Wenjun in the Men’s 400m T38 (52.50) (his third gold after wins in 100m and 200m), Zhu Daqing in the Women’s 400m T13 (1:04.35), Zhou Wenjun in the Men’s 100m T38 (11.37) (his third gold after wins in 200m and 400m)
Thailand’s Supachai Koysub also set an Asian record in the Men’s 100m T54 (14.02).
In the final event of Powerlfiting Iran’s Siamand Rahman smashed the World record not once but twice on his way to gold in the Men’s +100kg.
In the third round Rahman lifted 287.5kg to add 2.5kg to his own World record set in July year at the IPC Powerlifting World Championships in Kuala Lumpur. With his gold medal safely confirmed Rahman then lifted 290.0kg to improve his World record further.
Silver in the event to his teammate Kazem Rajabi Golojeh and bronze Iraq’s Faris Al Ajeeli.
Earlier in the day Iraq’s Huda Ali had secured gold in the Women’s -82.5kg category with a lift of 110.kg.
China’s only gold in Powerlifting today came through Li Fengmei who lifted 130.0kg in the Women’s +82.5kg. This did help China secure their position at the top of the Powerlifting medal table finishing the week with a total of 16 medals, 11 of which were gold.
There were six medal events on the final day of Badminton and the medals were evenly spread.
The Men’s BMSTU5 title went to Malaysia with Indonesia taking both bronze and silver. China’s only gold came in the Men’s BMSTU4, a category that saw Sri Lanka pick up silver and Japan the bronze.
Malaysia took their second gold in the Women’s Singles BMSTL2, with Thailand in silver.
The Men’s Doubles BMSTL1-3 saw gold for Indonesia, silver for Chinese Taipei and bronze for Malaysia. In the BMSTU4/5 Malaysia took gold, Indonesia silver and China the bronze.
The final medal event saw success for Japan in the Women’s Singles BMSTU5. China took silver and Thailand the bronze.
The four finals in Boccia saw Thailand win two gold medals and Korea and China win one apiece.
In the individual BC4 match, China’s Zheng Yuansen beat Korea’s Kim Sungkyu to claim gold whilst Kim Hansoo came out on top in the all Korea BC3 tie against Jeong Howon.
In the BC2 category Thailand’s Watcharaphon Vongsa claimed gold against Korea’s Jeong Soveong and in the final match of the Games, the BC1 class - Thailand’s Witsanu Huadpradit came out on top against Korea’s Ji Kwangmin.
Korea claimed both golds available in the Mixed Tandem Road Race and the Mixed (C1-3M&C1-5W) Road Race.
The decider for gold and silver saw China victorious 1:0 over Iran, and Korea beat Japan via a penalty shoot-out to claim bronze.
Iran claimed gold with a convincing 7:0 victory over hosts China. Japan claimed the bronze with a 2:0 win over Korea.
In the women’s competition at the Guanggong Gymnasium, China claimed gold, Japan the silver and Iran the bronze.
In the final of the Men’s event China beat Korea to claim gold, and bronze went to Iran after victory over Japan.
China claimed all three gold medals available in Table Tennis.
In the Men’s Team TT9-10 silver went to Chinese Taipei and bronze Malaysia, where as in the Men’s Team TT6-8 silver was claimed Korea and bronze Chinese Taipei.
The Women’s Team TT6-10 saw Korea claim silver and Vietnam the bronze.
The Women’s title went to China, Japan took silver and Iran the bronze.
As widely expected Iran took the Men’s gold medal with a final victory over China. Iraq claimed the bronze with victory over Korea.
The Men’s gold medal went to Japan with a 70:41 victory over China. Korea took bronze with an 81:44 win over Chinese Taipei.
Japan took the Women’s gold and China the silver.
In the Men’s Singles Japan took gold and silver and Korea the bronze.
Thailand took the Women’s singles and silver and bronze went to China.
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 http://www.asianparalympic.org/