Thu, 07 Dec 2023

HANGZHOU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's judoka Tang Jing collected a silver medal in the women's 63kg category as the judo competition continued at the Hangzhou Asian Games here on Monday.

28-year-old Tang, who clinched a bronze five years ago at the Jakarta Asian Games, was defeated by her Japanese opponent Miku Takaichi in the final.

"I hope that I will take good result at the Paris Olympic Games next year," said the silver medalist, adding that winning a silver was just a start.

In other four judo gold medal matches on Monday, Lien Chen-ling of Chinese Taipei, who won two bronzes in the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games, triumphed over Japan's Momo Tamaoki in the final of women's 57kg category. This was Chinese Taipei's second title in judo competition after Yang Yung-wei won gold in the men's 60Kg category on Sunday.

"The process of subduing the opponent was good," said Tsai Yi-fang, Lien's coach, adding that Lien just kept on fighting during the whole game.

Shiho Tanaka from Japan won a gold by defeating Mun Song Hui of DPR Korea in the women's 70kg category, while Feng Yingying of China won a bronze in the event after taking down Nyam-Erdene Batsuuri of Mongolia.

Elsewhere, Murodjon Yuldoshev of Uzbekistan collected the gold medal in the men's 73kg category, and Tajikistan's Somon Makhmadbekov won the men's 81kg gold.

The judo competition will conclude on September 27, with 15 gold medals up for grabs.

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