Day 4 Round up at the Hangzhou Asian Para Games.

  • World Records on the Track, the Archery Field and in Powerlifting.
  • China’s women victorious in Wheelchair Basketball

At the athletics Track the World Records continued to tumble. China’s WEN Xiaoyan broke the Women’s 100m T37 World Record to add to the other two World Records she has broken at this meet (200m T37 and Long Jump T37). She gave credit to the crowd for lifting her performances.

“When I was running, I was watching the camera and hearing people cheer, made me keep printing. I did feel that power.”

The next World Record to tumble was the second one for Indonesia’s Karisma Evi TIARANI too. Today she broke the women’s 100m T42 record in a combined event the T63/64 and said afterwards; “This event is so great, actually I feel so excited because I’ve never competed with her (TAKAKUWA Saki) and then I feel very grateful because she is my idol actually, and I really don’t think that I can break the world record. I am so happy, and really don’t know what to say.”

And another Javelin World Record went at the Athletics today, this time it was I.R. Iran’s Moein Erfan REZAI who throw 20.07 in the F33 event

There was a World Record in Powerlifting too when China’s TAN Yujiao lifted 141kg to beat her previous record of 140.5kg that she set in Jakarta in the Women’s -67kg event. And Jordan’s Asma Shokri Sudqi ISSA won Silver in the Women’s -79kg event after her husband Omar QARADA won Gold on Monday in the Men’s -49kg event – what a couple!

The first medals in Badminton were awarded today. Indonesia was hoping to repeat their strong performance in Jakarta and took nine medals overall with two of these Gold but it was China again who proved dominant with 13 medals, four of them Gold.

At the Archery, IR Iran’s Zahra NEMATI upgraded her silver from yesterday to a Gold in the Mixed Team Recurve open, partnering with Mohammad ARAB AMERI beating China into the silver medal. China did win the Men’s Doubles W1 Open and India won the Mixed Team Compound and the Men’s Team W1 set a new World Record of 147 for 16 arrows.

In Wheelchair Tennis, Japan took two of the three Gold medals on offer with Koji SUGENO defeating his countryman Daisuke ISHITO in the Quad singles and Yui KAMIJI beating China’s ZHU ZHenzhen in the women’s singles.

The women’s Wheelchair Basketball reached its conclusion. Thailand took the Bronze medal, defeating I.R. Iran 46-31. They lost the first quarter but strong second and third quarters saw them pull away, giving the Iranian women too much to do in the final quarter. In the Gold medal math, China faced Japan. They had already beaten them in the Group stage and got off to t strong start, winning the first quarter 17-8. A tighter second quarter, with China only taking this by one point, gave Japan heart at half time but the Chinese women came out strongly and ended up winners 61-30. Tomorrow in the men’s event, I.R. Iran will play China for the bronze medal and Japan will play the Republic of Korea.

It was the first day of the Road Cycling events in stunning Chun’an and Time Trials were the order of the day. China took three gold medals but Indonesia and Korea pushed them hard. winning two apiece, with Japan taking the remaining medal. Tomorrow will see the Road Races

The Sitting Volleyball Men’s Semi-finals took place, with Kazakhstan providing an upset by beating the hosts China to claim a spot in tomorrow’s final. The other semi-final was perhaps more predictable with I.R. Iran who dominate the sport, beating Republic of Korea 3-0.

Goalball also determined which teams would progress through to the final and it will be the same two opponents in both the men’s and women’s events as host China faces off against Japan tomorrow.

Also concluding tomorrow are Boccia, Badminton, Cycling, Shooting and Blind Football where China will play I.R. Iran for the Gold medal and Japan and Thailand face off for the Bronze medal.

At the end of day four, China are on 393 medals, of which 157 are Gold. The battle for second place continues between I.R. Iran and Japan with Japan ahead on total medals but I.R.Iran have two more Gold medals so are in second place.

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