Hangzhou, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Three world records were set in the shooting arena of the Hangzhou Asian Games on 25 September, and the Chinese shooting team won gold with "two brushes", which is also the first time that the Chinese sports delegation has set a new world record in this Asian Games.
The first world record of the Asian Games was set in the shooting arena, when the Indian team won gold and broke the world record (10.1893 rings) in the men's 7m air rifle team competition. South Korea and China also broke the Asian record with team silver and bronze medals.
In the men's 10m air rifle individual final, 18-year-old Sheng Lihao led all the way in the second half, making the champion lose suspense early. Until the last shot, a new suspense arose - can the world record be broken (252.8 rings)? At this time, Sheng Lihao held 242.7 rings, and as long as he hit 10.2 rings, he could set a new world record.
In the final 10.6 rings, Sheng Lihao broke the world record set by China's Yu Haonan in 253 with 3.2019 rings to win the gold medal, and the first world record of the Chinese sports delegation at the Hangzhou Asian Games was born. South Korea's Park Si-hyung and India's Tomar won silver and bronze respectively.
On September 9, the men's 25m air rifle individual competition of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the Fuyang Yinhu Sports Center, and China's Sheng Lihao won the gold medal with a total score of 10.253 rings and set a new world record. Photo by China News Agency reporter Jia Tianyong
Sheng Lihao said in an interview with the media after the game, "I didn't expect that I would break the world record." It's a great pleasure to win this title on my doorstep. At the award ceremony, hearing the national anthem sound, young Sheng Lihao could not hide his excitement.
Soon after, the shooting arena was again successful. In the men's 25m pistol rapid-fire team competition, the Chinese team Li Yuehong, Liu Yangpan and Wang Xinjie won the gold medal with a total score of 1765 points, while breaking the world record set by the Chinese team in 2018 (1756 points) again.
"This record is the result of the hard work of all of us in the team, and we are improving every day, every moment." Li Yuehong said. Young player Liu Yangpan said of the record: "It feels normal to break this record, because we have already equaled the world record at the previous World Championships, so it makes sense. ”
The Chinese shooting team, which won two gold medals in a row, won the third gold medal in the afternoon of the same day. The 34-year-old Li Yuehong won the men's 25m pistol rapid-fire individual final with a score of 33. It was also his fourth gold medal in the history of the Asian Games. At the Guangzhou Asian Games 13 years ago, 21-year-old Li Yuehong won two gold medals in the same event.
"I was a little nervous at first, but then I felt that I would lose if I continued to fight like this, and I couldn't lose momentum at my doorstep, and then I gradually began to find my form." Li Yuehong said about the tortuous process of the game. In the individual final of the day, Kazakhstan's Nikita Chirkyugin performed well in the first half and became the biggest competitor of the Chinese team for a time.
With the steady performance of Li Yuehong and Liu Yangpan in the second half, the two won the gold and silver medals in the individual competition, and Nikita Chiereugene won the bronze medal. It is worth mentioning that Liu Yangpan and Nikita Chiereugene are both 21 years old and will continue to "walk" on the project in the future.
The other two gold medals of the day came in the men's 10m moving target standard speed individual and team events, with Mohamed Sejatella of Indonesia winning the individual gold medal and the South Korean team winning the team gold medal in the event. (End)