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Shooting records smashed, Japan dominate triathlon

Chinese shooters broke two world records as they dominated early on Thursday at the Asian Games.

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Zhao Shengbo, Lan Xing and Liu Gang combined to win the men's 50-metre rifle prone team finals at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, setting the new world mark in doing so.

The trio collated 1876.0 points in Incheon, ahead of South Korea's Kwon Jun-cheol, Park Bong-duk and You Jae-jin (1869.0) and Kazakhstan's Ratmir Mindiyarov, Yuriy Yurkov and Igor Pirekeyev (1859.0).

Also setting a world record were women's double trap shooters Zhang Yafei, Bai Yiting and Zhu Mei combining for 315 points, edging South Korea (314) and India (279) for the gold.

Chinese competitors also took out the men's 10m running target team, the 25m standard pistol team and the 50m rifle prone individual events.

Qatar claimed the men's double trap team final, from China and Kuwait.

China also dominated at the rowing, winning five of seven gold medals on offer.

Zhang Liang and Dai Jun got the powerhouse off to a great start at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center, winning the men's double sculls final.

Zhang Huan and Chen Le triumphed in the women's lightweight double sculls final, before Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadeh claimed the men's single sculls gold medal.

South Korea's Ji Yoo-jin held off Hong Kong's Ka Man Lee to win the women's lightweight single sculls final, before China finished the day's action in Chungju strongly - claiming the men's lightweight quadruple sculls, the women's quadruple sculls and the men's eight finals.

Japan went one-two in the women's triathlon, with Ai Ueda claiming gold in a time of two hours one minute 47 seconds from countrywoman Juri Ide (2:03:07).

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