HANGZHOU, China— She’s the youngest member of the almost 900-strong delegation from China within the Asian Video games, and the 13-year-old skateboarder is now going dwelling with a gold medal.
She’s additionally already eager about being a pressure at subsequent 12 months’s Paris Olympics.
Cui Chenxi, from Shandong province, edged out 18-year-old teammate Zeng Wenhui for the gold on Wednesday in ladies’s road skateboarding. Miyu Ito, a 16-year-old Japanese skateboarder, took bronze.
Cui’s gold was one in all many for the host nation on Day 4 of the two-week occasion in Hangzhou, the place greater than 12,000 rivals from 45 nations and territories in Asia are competing in 481 occasions.
In ladies’s road skateboarding, every competitor did two runs after which 5 methods, with the very best scoring run being added to the 2 highest scoring methods for the ultimate outcome.
“My tactic was to be conservative on the primary run, to get some factors on the scoreboard, then make a push for it on the second run,” Cui mentioned.
The gambit paid off, as she scored considerably larger on her second run. That, mixed together with her first two methods, gained her the gold though she missed the final three methods.
Trying forward, Cui mentioned she’s now obtained her sights on the Olympics.
“First I’ll consider getting there, then I could make a giant assault,” she mentioned.
Chinese language skater Zhang Jie took gold within the males’s road finals, with teammate Su Jianjun profitable bronze.
Indonesian competitor Sanggoe Darma Tanjung took silver and mentioned the competitors was extraordinarily powerful.
“I can’t imagine I could make this podium,” he mentioned after getting his medal. “Everybody is sweet, superb.”
The Philippines’ Margielyn Didal, coming off a protracted layoff as a result of harm, failed her title protection.
Nepal’s cricket crew trounced Mongolia in a preliminary-round match Wednesday, setting a number of information alongside the best way to the 273-run win.
Nepal’s batters dominated Mongolia’s bowlers, going 314-3 in what was the primary time a crew has scored greater than 300 within the 20-overs format. Mongolia scored 41-10, and Nepal’s margin of victory additionally set a document, surpassing the Czech Republic’s 208-run win towards Panama in 2021.
Cricket was first included into the Asian Video games in 2010, and appears to be heading to the Olympic program quickly, possible within the 2028 Los Angeles Video games or the 2032 Brisbane Video games.
India’s ladies’s cricket crew took gold on Monday, defeating Sri Lanka.
In Nepal’s win over Mongolia, Nepal batter Dipendra Singh Airee wanted solely 9 balls to hit a 50, smashing the earlier document of 12 balls held collectively by India’s Yuvraj Singh and two others. He additionally set a document for the very best strike fee, 520, with a knock of 52 off 10 balls.
Teammate Kushal Malla set one other milestone by reaching a century in 34 balls, one fewer than the earlier document.
Cricket powerhouses India and Pakistan are among the many match favorites, and will generate an enormous tv viewers in the event that they face each other within the males’s cricket ultimate on the Asian Video games on Oct. 7. That ultimate, nonetheless, might be overshadowed by the beginning of the Cricket World Cup in India, which runs Oct. 5-Nov. 19.
Indian shooter Sift Kaur Samra gained two medals, taking gold within the ladies’s 50-meter rifle, three positions competitors, and silver within the crew model of the identical occasion.
Within the particular person occasion, Zhang Qiongyue of China took silver and Ashi Chouksey of India took the bronze.
Chouksey missed the silver in her final shot.
In ladies’s crew skeet taking pictures, Kazakhstan took gold, edging out China. Thailand gained the bronze.