Tears as North Korea's Rim follows little sister to gold

Rikako Ikee captures record sixth Asian Games swim gold

All 6 gold medals came in Games' record times and her achievement was all the more remarkable for the fact that she came to Jakarta straight after the Pan Pacific championships, where she won a gold, 2 silvers and a bronze.

Athletes from both countries paraded into the opening ceremony together last weekend behind the "unification" flag, which features the outline of the peninsula in blue on a white background.

And it was awarded to Korea - the name given to the combined teams the countries entered in rowing, canoeing and women's basketball - and not to North or South Korea.

The improvement will give the home crowd in Tokyo belief that they can expect a better return than the team managed at Rio 2016, where Japan picked up two golds in the pool and seven in total. My next target after here is the world finals in the USA; it will be two gold medals soon.

They are Indonesia, China, Korea, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand.

The women's ice hockey team at the Olympics gained huge support despite losing all of its games, and inspired more cooperation.

Yuka Saso of the Philippines shot a blistering 66 as she won the women's golf by three shots from China's Liu Wenbo, and helped secure the women's team gold medal into the bargain.

The mixed team event was included on Asia's quadrennial multisport games' program for the first time in Indonesia.

Having fallen short of expectations in its strongest disciplines like archery, badminton, fencing, shooting and wrestling, Korea is now in a desperate situation ahead of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

North Korea's previous best performance at the Games had been four weightlifting golds at the Incheon Asiad four years ago.

The 18-year-old from the earthquake-ravaged island of Lombok got a good taste of life in the fast lanes, finishing seventh in a personal best 10.20.

Nigerian-born Bahrainis Edidiong Odiong and Salwa Naser won the women's 100m and 400m respectively, and Bahrain's Hassan Chani won the men's 10,000m.

Unified Korea's successes came on a busy middle Sunday at the two-week Games, with 35 gold medals decided in 12 different sports.

Track and field competition entered a second day with world champion Rose Chelimo winning the women's marathon for Bahrain in a hot and humid race.

Lutsenko, who placed ninth at last year's world championships, finished the scenic 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) course at Subang in West Java in 3 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds.



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