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Jakarta Post

Asian Games: Five world records broken in Jakarta, Palembang

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 28, 2018   /   07:13 pm
Asian Games: Five world records broken in Jakarta, Palembang 2018 Asian Games logo (INASGOC/INASGOC)

Five world records have been broken and one has been equaled at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra.

Asian Games organizer Harry Warganegara confirmed at a press conference on Monday that South Korea broke two world records in archery on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

Chinese Taipei broke the world record in shooting's trap mixed team on Aug. 21. The country also tied a world record when Yang K. scored 48 in the men's trap finals on Aug. 20.

Chinese swimmer Liu Xiang broke the 50-meter backstroke record on Aug. 21, while Sohrab Moradi of Iran broke the world record in the men's 94 kilogram in weightlifting on Aug. 25.

Meanwhile, three Asian records have been set in shooting, swimming and weightlifting while five Asian Games records were broken in archery, athletics, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.

At the presser, Harry also commented on the importance of athlete safety at the Games. He discussed incidents in paragliding that injured three athletes one from Afghanistan, one from China and one from Japan on Aug. 23.

"We handled the accidents fast by taking the injured athletes to Gatot Subroto hospital via our medical helicopter and ambulance. The condition of the injured Afghanistan athlete has been improving, while the ones from China and Japan have returned to their respective countries," Harry said. (nkn)