China’s Furong Lin won his sixth gold medal on the final day (23 October) of swimming at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games to become the most decorated swimmer of the competition.
In a close men’s 100m backstroke S10 race, Lin beat Indonesia’s Tangkilisan Sualang by just 1.20 seconds to break the Asian record and take the gold medal in a time of 01:08.74.
Vietnam’s Thang Tung Vo became the second most successful male swimmer at Incheon 2014 by winning his fifth gold medal in the men’s 50m butterfly S5.
Vo’s teammate Thanh Trung Nguyen also won a gold medal on the final day of swimming in the men’s 200m individual medley SM5.
Lin’s compatriot Jiexin Wang added a fourth gold medal to her tally in the women’s 100m backstroke S9. Wang topped the podium in a new Asian record time of 01:14.41 ahead of teammate Ping Lin.
Four more Asian records were broken on the final day of competition in Incheon.
In a fascinating and close race, home favourite Wonsang Cho set a new Asian record in the men’s 200m individual medley SM14 with a time of 02:17.37, just 0.08 ahead of his teammate Inkook Lee and 0.64 of Japan’s Yasuhiro Tanaka.
China’s Yinan Wang broke his own Asian record set at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the men’s 50m freestyle S8 by 0.14 to take the gold medal in a time of 26.17.
Wang’s compatriot Jiaying Zhu is the new Asian record holder in the women’s 100m backstroke S10 after beating teammate and multi-medallist Meng Zhang by just 0.77 in 01:13.17.
There was double success for China in the women’s 50m freestyle S8, as Yajing Huang set a new S7 Asian record to take silver in a time of 34.60 and Shengnan Jiang won gold.
Japan’s para-swimming star Keiichi Kimura bagged his fourth gold medal of the Games in the men’s 100m butterfly S12. With a total of six medals (four gold, one silver, one bronze) Kimura is one of the most successful swimmers of Incheon 2014.
Kimura’s teammate Takayuki Suzuki completed his Asian Para Games medal collection with his first gold medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB3 beating China’s Zhipeng Jin and Thailand’s Somchai Doungkaew.
Jungeun Kang added a second gold medal of the day to South Korea’s tally winning the women’s 200m individual medley SM14 comfortably ahead of Hong Kong, China’s, Yuen Ying Chow.
Indonesia’s Mulyana won the men’s 50m butterfly S4 ahead of Thailand’s Somchai Doungkaew.
The Chinese team collected five more gold medals to bring their total medal count in swimming to 95 (48 gold, 34 silver, 13 bronze).
Qing Xu took his personal gold medal tally to three by winning the men’s 200m individual medley SM6.
Dong Lu won the women’s 50m butterfly S6 ahead of Vietnam’s Thi Bich Nhu Trinh.
Xiaobang Liu beat his teammate Yongjia Cui to take the gold in the men’s 100m backstroke S9, while Shiyun Pan won the men’s 50m freestyle S7.
China’s final gold medal was won by the men’s 4x100m medley 34 points relay ahead of hosts South Korea and India.
The final night of the swimming competition at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games was completed by Kazakhstan’s victory in the men’s 4x100m freestyle 49 points relay.
The 2014 Asian Para Games opened on Saturday 18 October and will run through to Friday 24 October. Athletes from 41 countries will compete in 23 sports.