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Hong Kong's swimming team breaks Asian Games record

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By Euronews
Hong Kong's swimming team breaks Asian Games record

It was a dream team result for Hong Kong’s women on day eight of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.

The race, a combination of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. The quartet broke the Short Course Games Record in the 4 by 50 metre Medley Relay in a time of 1:48.79 m.

China came second and Thailand – third. Just after the race the winners could hardly believe in their victory.

But it was China who stole the limelight in the Ashgabat pool

Wang Liz-huo was the star of the show:

The 19 year old, broke the Games record to win gold in the 100m breastroke in a time of 57.02 seconds:

So far the teenager has won two gold and two silver medals at the Games and he could not control his delight

“It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal! I was afraid to get the second place, the first 50 meters was tight, and now I am so happy”, he said.

In the weighlifying Iraq’s Safaa Aljumaili powered to the fore to win gold in the 85kg category. The games go on to the 27th

There are just a couple of days left before the end of the 5th AIMAG . The finish line, according to those who follow the Games closely, is the moment when the most outstanding records could be achieved.