Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Chinese pentathletes win 2 individual golds

Miao Yihua from China won the women's competition on Tuesday by crossing the finish line in first place and scoring 5240 points. Her teammate Wu Yanyan finished in second place after surpassing South Korean Yang Soo Jin, who collected the bronze medal. 2009 World Champion Qian Chen was only fifth, finishing behind her countrywoman Ye Zhang. Former Asian Games champion Lada Jienbalanova, from Kazakhstan, finished in 13th position (out of 16 participants) after not scoring points in riding. In the team competition, China won the gold, South Korea got the silver and Kazakhstan was bronze.

On Wednesday, Cao Zhongrong from China was the best pentathlete of the day as he finished in first position, having recorded 5768 points. South Koreans Lee Choon Huan and Kim In Hong finished in second and third, respectively, with 5704 and 5628 points, and led their country to claim the gold in team competition. China was silver and Japan was bronze.


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