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Day 5 Brief Report: China Takes 3 Golds in World Records, 3×3 Basketball Finishes Olympic Games – Xinhua

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China’s Xi Zhiyong competes during the men’s weightlifting event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 73kg weightlifting event on July 28, 2021. (Xinhua/Yang Li)

An inspirational day for China On the fifth day of Tokyo 2020, China claimed 3 gold medals with 2 unused world records in weightlifting and rowing while women’s 3×3 basketball finishes its Olympic appearance with bronze.

TOKYO, July 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong broke a world record for winning back-to-back Olympic titles in Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, while Japan continued to lead the medal standings with 13 golds and 22 in whole.

China won three gold medals on the fifth day, bringing its whole to 27, 12 of which are gold. The United States ranks third with 11 gold medals and 31 medals overall.

Xi easily won the gold medal in the men’s 73kg weight class, lifting a whole of 364kg to improve his world record by 1kg.

Shi gleefully sat on the dumbbells with an enormous voice. “I only did it when I set a unused world record,” the 27-year-old said following the competition.

“I forever have time to set a unused record. Winning the gold medal alone would not satisfy me.

“I think I have the potential to burst the world record, and it would be very regrettable if I failed to do so.”

Xi’s success brings the number of gold medals won by Team China to four, following Chen Lijun in the men’s 67kg class, Li Fabin in the men’s 61kg class and Hui Zhihui in the women’s 49kg class.

Chinese rowers Chen Yunxia, ​​Zhang Ling, Liu Yang and Cui Xiaotong celebrate following winning the women’s quadruple rowing final in Tokyo 2020 on July 28, 2021.

After a wait of 13 years, China claimed its second Olympic gold in rowing when the women’s quadruple rowing crew consisting of Cui Xiaotong, Liu Yang, Zhang Ling and Chen Yunxia managed to triumph in leadership style at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

The world champion led all the way to set a unused world and Olympic best time at the finish line in six minutes 05.13 seconds, more than six seconds ahead of second-placed Poland. Australia won the bronze with a time of 6:12.08.

“We had confidence since 2019 (at the World Championships). We were racing with all the finalists. We beat them too, which is why we were confident to race,” said Liu Yang.

The Netherlands broke the world’s best previous time, clocking five minutes 32.03 seconds in the men’s quadruple paddleboat title.

China also won a bronze medal at the Sea Forest Waterway on Wednesday via Zhang Liang and Liu Zhiyu in the men’s double rowing races, the first men’s medals for China and Asia in an Olympic rowing event.

France took the gold at 6:00.33 in a unused Olympic record time, and the silver went to the Netherlands at 6:00.53.

“Our goal was actually to get a gold medal,” Liu said. “Anyway, it’s a vast breakthrough for China. It proves that we have the aptitude to compete against European rowers.”

China’s Wang Zongyuan and Shi Si compete during the men’s 3-meter synchronized jump diving final in Tokyo 2020 on July 28, 2021.

Chinese divers continued to excel in the sport, with Olympic entrants Wang Zongyuan and Shi Si winning the men’s 3-meter synchro platform final with 467.82 points, 23.46 points ahead of American duo Andrew Capobianco and second-placed Michael Hickson.

It is China’s fourth Olympic gold medalist in the event since the 2012 London Olympics.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for nine years,” said 19-year-old Wang. “I was very happy with our distinguished timing. I have a lot of feelings in my head now.”

In gymnastics, Daiki Hashimoto awarded Japan its third successive Olympic title in the men’s all-around tournament, scoring a whole of six apparatus 88,465 points at Ariake Gymnastics Center.

China’s Xiao Ruoteng finished second by 0.4 points in the event won by Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura in two previous Olympics. And Russia’s Nikita Nagorny won the bronze.

Meanwhile, American star Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s all-around final “for further medical evaluation.”

The US gold medalists (C), the silver medalists of the Republic of China (L) and the bronze medalists of China at the award ceremony following the women’s 3×3 basketball final in Tokyo 2020 on July 28, 2021.

In 3×3 basketball, which made its Olympic stage debut in Tokyo, the United States defeated the ROC team 18-15 in the women’s final, while Latvia was crowned the men’s champion following defeating the Republic of China 21-18 in the gold medal match.

China won the bronze medal in the women’s 3×3 with a narrow 16-14 triumph over France.

In table tennis, Chinese players have shown their best in singles events, with quartet Ma Long, Fan Jindong, Chen Ming and Sun Yingsha reaching the semi-finals on Thursday.

After the beforetime exits of Naomi Osaka (tennis) and Tomokazu Harimoto (table tennis), Japan took another blow as it took the world number one spot. 1 Kento Momota was eliminated in the men’s singles group stage in badminton.

In the duel, as South Korea retained its men’s saber team crown and Fiji continued to grip their seven rugby titles in their hands.

17 gold medals are scheduled for Thursday in rowing, swimming, shooting, slalom boats, judo, gymnastics, fencing and table tennis.


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