HANGZHOU, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Japan dominated monitor biking on the Hangzhou Asian Games on Wednesday, securing all three gold medals on provide.
In the lads’s group pursuit ultimate, the Japanese quartet of Shoi Matsuda, Kazushige Kuboki, Eiya Hashimoto and Naoki Kojima mixed to win with a time of three minutes and 52.757 seconds, bettering the earlier Games document of three minutes and 56.247 seconds set by South Korea in 2018.
China secured the silver medal, whereas South Korea clinched the bronze with a big lead over Hong Kong, China.
“Our time at the Asian Games is great. Riders have one goal in our mind and that’s the Paris 2024,” stated Japan’s Hashimoto.
During the ladies’s group pursuit ultimate, Japan managed to stage a dramatic comeback within the ultimate second, securing the gold medal. China completed carefully behind, and Hong Kong of China earned themselves the bronze medal.
“We have prepared for this competition at a training camp in Japan, for 300 days we have been training. My teammates were very nervous before the race, and I’m so happy we could win today,” stated Japanese bike owner Yumi Kajihara.
The ladies’s keirin ultimate featured a fierce competitors.
Japan’s Mina Sato snatched the title, with China’s Wang Lijuan and Zhang Linyin taking residence the silver and bronze medals respectively.