Thu, 07 Dec 2023

HANGZHOU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese athletes dominated the first day of Wushu tournament at the Hangzhou Asian Games here on Sunday with two gold medals from Sun Peiyuan and Tong Xin, in the men's Changquan and women's Taijiquan and Taijijian all-round, respectively.

"I've been looking forward to the Asian Games for a long time. It feels good to win the gold medal at home," said Sun, who triumphed on 9.840 points.

Edgar Xavier Marvelo of Indonesia claimed the silver, while Song Chi Kuan from Macao of China came third.

"I cherish this opportunity of participating in the Hangzhou Asiad, and enthusiasm of the audience pushed me a lot," said Sun, who regarded it as a dream came true.

Feng Jingkun, coach of Taolu events of China's Wushu team, hailed Sun's performance as "perfect."

"Sun's preparation have been plagued for the Asian Games," said Feng, praising Sun's perseverance.

Sun, 34, had collected two golds in Wushu competition of the Asian Games at Incheon 2014 and Jakarta 2018.

Later on Sunday, Tong put on wonderful performance to collect the Taijiquan and Taijijian All-Round gold medal. Basma Lachkar of Brunei and Chen Suijin from Hong Kong of China won silver and bronze respectively.

As a traditional sport boasting a long history in China, Wushu is popular among Chinese people and has gained a global reputation.

The Wushu tournament, offering a total of 15 gold medals, will run through to September 28.

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