Incheon Asian Games: Day one highlights

Highlights of Day one at the Asian Games in Incheon

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 21, 2014, 00:44 AM IST
Incheon Asian Games: Day one highlights

CHINA STEAL HOSTS` THUNDER

China snatched the Games` first gold medal from hosts and favourites South Korea after unheralded Zhang Mengyuan helped them win the 10 metre air pistol women`s team event. Zhang, ranked 29th in the world, then won the individual title as China took early control. The pressure told on the home side as Oh Mink-Yung came in 28th, ruining their chances of team gold.

WUSHU SURPRISE FOR SOUTH KOREA

While most South Korean attention was directed at the shooting range, Lee Ha-Sung sprang a surprise by winning the team`s first gold medal in the unlikely discipline of wushu. Lee`s victory in the men`s changquan was South Korea`s first Asiad wushu gold since 2002.

CHINESE PAIR ON TRACK

Olympic silver medallist Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi won the women`s team sprint cycling as China laid down an early marker at the velodrome. Zhong will next challenge Hong Kong`s Olympic bronze medal-winner Sarah Lee Wai-sze in the keirin on Sunday.

RAI ON TARGET FOR INDIA

Indian soldier Jitu Rai won his country`s first gold medal when he came from behind on his final shot to win the men`s 50 metre pistol. The non-commissioned officer trailed Vietnam`s Nguyen Hoang but kept his cool with a final shot of 8.4.