Asian Games: China Win Eight Shooting Golds in a Day

Chinese shooters dominated Day 6 at the Asian Games, winning eight of the 10 medals up for grabs at Incheon on Thursday.

updated: September 25, 2014 14:46 IST
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Three of China's gold medal winners pose on Thursday.

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Incheon: China swept eight of the 10 gold medals fought for in the Asian Games shooting on Thursday, breaking one world record even as revised rules handed them and South Korea new world marks.

Zhao Shengbo, Lan Xing and Liu Gang shot a combined score of 1,876 in the men's 50m rifle prone, surpassing the previous record of 1,873.6 by the French team of Cyril Graff, Michael Halluin and Valerian Sauveplane at the European championships in Croatia last year. (Medal Tally)

The win helped China avenge their loss to South Korea in the same event at the previous Asiad in Guangzhou four years ago. The Koreans won the silver with 1,869 points and Kazakhstan retained the bronze with 1,859.

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