INCHEON, South Korea (AFP) – China’s men’s 4x100m relay team broke the Asian record as they raced to gold at the Asian Games on Thursday, with Japan second and Hong Kong third.
The Chinese crossed in 37.99 seconds, the first time an Asian relay team has gone below 38 seconds and the third best time in the world this year.
Hong Kong snatched bronze from Thailand in a tight anchor leg on the sixth day of competition at Incheon’s Asiad Main Stadium.
China made it a relay double with another victory in the women’s 4×100, led by 100m gold medallist and 200m silver medallist Wei Yongli.
There was more long-distance gold for Bahrain’s African imports as Maryam Yusuf Jamal won the 5,000m and Eunice Kirwa the marathon.