Fourth day offers 31 gold medals

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Jakarta   /  Wed, August 22, 2018  /  09:20 am

Indonesia’s Rahayu Apriyani (L) and Greysia Polii (R) hit a return against Hong Kong's Ng Tsz You and Yuen Sin Ying in their doubles match during the women's team badminton competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. (file)(AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

The 18th Asian Games will offer 31 gold medals in 13 sports on the fourth day of the medal race Wednesday, with host Indonesia eyeing its first badminton men’s team gold since 1998.

Seven gold medals are at stake in the swimming pool at Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Jakarta. The continent’s best female swimmers will square off in the 200-meter freestyle, 200-m butterfly and 100-m backstroke, while their male opposition will compete in the 100-m butterfly, 100-m breaststroke, 400-m medley and 4x100-m freestyle team.

Wrestling offers four golds, all in the Greco-Roman discipline.

The badminton competition has reached its finale, with the men’s team event pitting host Indonesia against China in a rematch of their 1998 duel, which Indonesia won. The women’s team final will feature Japan and defending champion China.

Rowing, fencing, gymnastics, wushu, sepak takraw, shooting and taekwondo have two golds up for grabs apiece, while bowling, cycling and weightlifting have one gold each.