sixth gold provides Ikee a report eighth medal at Asian Video games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Rikako Ikee has received the 50-meter freestyle title to safe a record-equaling eighth medal at a single Asian Video games.

The 18-year-old Japanese swimmer equaled the medal complete mark set in 1982 by North Korean shooter So Gin Man when she held off China’s Liu Xiang and Wu Qingfeng to win in 24.53 seconds Friday within the Jakarta pool.

“Of all my races I used to be probably the most nervous earlier than this one,” Ikee was quoted as saying. “I actually did not assume I used to be going to win. However on the finish, I completely didn’t wish to lose.”

Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Japan's Rikako Ikee hold sup her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Japan’s Rikako Ikee maintain sup her gold medal after successful the ladies’s 50m freestyle ultimate throughout the swimming competitors on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Lee Jin-man)

Ikee grew to become the primary lady to win six gold medals and the primary to win eight medals at a single Asiad.

It has been an enormous program for Ikee, who’s aiming to be one of many stars within the pool on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In what would have been unthinkable in India earlier than the Asian Video games, there will be no kabaddi gold medals for the non secular dwelling of the game.

A day after Iran shocked the seven-time champion Indian males within the semifinals, the Iranians received the ladies’s title with a 27-24 thriller over India on Friday.

Too dangerous for India, which has lengthy dominated a sport that blends tag and sort out with wrestling strikes.

The Indian girls took an early 7-Three lead however Iran rallied to take a 17-13 margin and ultimately held on in a tense end for victory.

The Iranian males had been taking part in for gold in opposition to South Korea later Friday. The Koreans within the group stage grew to become the primary crew ever to beat India’s males’s crew on the Asian Video games. That is the primary time for the reason that sport was launched in 1990 that India will not win a gold.

India’s woes continued when former No. 1-ranked Kidambi Srikanth was upset 23-21, 21-19 within the second spherical of males’s singles within the badminton by Vincent Wong of Hong Kong.

Till Friday, no bike owner had received each the street race and the person time trial on the similar Asian Video games. Now two cyclists have carried out it.

Two days after her street race victory, South Korea’s Na Ah-reum received the ladies’s time trial at Subang in West Java from Eri Yonamine of Japan and Leung Wing Yee of Hong Kong.

Kazakstan’s Alexey Lutsenko made it back-to-back golds on back-to-back days by successful the boys’s time trial from Muradjan Khalmuratov of Uzbekistan and Japan’s Fumiyuki Beppu, whom he edged in a dash end to the street race 24 hours earlier.

Japan received its fifth consecutive Asian Video games softball gold medal with a 7-Zero shutout in opposition to Taiwan.

The primary Asian Video games gold medal ever awarded in ju-jitsu, and Cambodia’s first medal for the 2018 video games, went to Jessa Khan, who beat Mahra Alhinaai of the United Arab Emirates within the girls’s 49-kilogram class.

Kim Hyo Sim received North Korea’s fifth gold medal in weightlifting with victory within the girls’s 63-kilogram division.

Kim collected gold with a complete of 250 kilograms, properly away from fellow North Korean Choe Hyo Sim, who was a silver medalist on the 2016 Olympics and the 2015 world championships.

With China barred from the weightlifting competitors for doping violations, the North Koreans are atop the standings within the sport.

The primary doping case of the Jakarta-Palembang video games was registered in opposition to a wrestler from Turkmenistan. The Olympic Council of Asia stated Rustem Nazarov, who misplaced within the quarterfinals of the 57-kilogram division, was disqualified from the video games after testing optimistic for the banned diuretic furosemide in a check on the eve of the opening ceremony.

There have been six doping circumstances on the final Asian Video games held at Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.

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Japan's Rikako Ikee celebrates after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Japan's Rikako Ikee celebrates after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Japan’s Rikako Ikee celebrates after successful the ladies’s 50m freestyle ultimate throughout swimming competitors on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Lee Jin-man)

Iran's Kabaddi team react after defeating India during the women's team gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Iran's Kabaddi team react after defeating India during the women's team gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Iran’s Kabaddi crew react after defeating India throughout the girls’s crew gold medal match on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Tatan Syuflana)

Iran's Kabaddi team react after defeating India during the women's gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Iran's Kabaddi team react after defeating India during the women's gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Iran’s Kabaddi crew react after defeating India throughout the girls’s gold medal match on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Tatan Syuflana)

Gold medalist North Korea's Kim Hyo Sim breaks in tears during ceremonies at the women's 63kg weightlifting at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Gold medalist North Korea's Kim Hyo Sim breaks in tears during ceremonies at the women's 63kg weightlifting at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Gold medalist North Korea’s Kim Hyo Sim breaks in tears throughout ceremonies on the girls’s 63kg weightlifting on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Aaron Favila)

Taiwan's Wang Tzuwei returns a shot to Vietnam's Tien Minh Nguyen during their men's single badminton match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Taiwan's Wang Tzuwei returns a shot to Vietnam's Tien Minh Nguyen during their men's single badminton match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Taiwan’s Wang Tzuwei returns a shot to Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen throughout their males’s single badminton match on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Picture/Lee Jin-man)

Japan's Takahiro Shikine, left, competes against Hong Kong's Chi Ka Yeung, right, during their men's foil team semifinals fencing match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Japan's Takahiro Shikine, left, competes against Hong Kong's Chi Ka Yeung, right, during their men's foil team semifinals fencing match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Japan’s Takahiro Shikine, left, competes in opposition to Hong Kong’s Chi Ka Yeung, proper, throughout their males’s foil crew semifinals fencing match on the 18th Asian Video games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.(AP Picture/Achmad Ibrahim)

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