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Published: 15:36, June 19, 2022 | Updated: 17:57, June 19, 2022
China ends Asian Gymnastics Championships with eight golds
By Xinhua
Published:15:36, June 19, 2022 Updated:17:57, June 19, 2022 By Xinhua

Gold medalist Wu Ran (left) of China and bronze medalist Zhang Jin of China pose with medal during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO /XINHUA)

DOHA - The Asian Gymnastics Championships came to an end on Saturday while China captured more than half of the gold medals here.

China won eight of all 14 gold medals of the Asian Gymnastics Championships, including men's and women's team and all-around titles.

Gold medalist Wu Ran (center) of China, silver medalist Kasahara Arisa (left) of Japan, and bronze medalist Zhang Jin of China pose with medal during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

It is my international debut. I am very happy about my performance here in Doha ... I will keep on improving myself in the future with my team.

Wu Ran, Chinese gymnast

The 17-year-old Wu Ran was one of the biggest winner on the last day as she pocketed two gold medals at balance beam and women's floor exercise events.

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"It is my international debut. I am very happy about my performance here in Doha," said Wu. "I will keep on improving myself in the future with my team."

Carlos Yulo of the Philippines also picked up two gold medals on Saturday's men's vault and parallel bars.

"Doha is my favorite venue. I like this city and the venue where I had won my maiden World Championships medal in 2018," said Yulo, who is now based in Japan for training, according to the reports on the official website.

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South Korean gymnast Yun Jin-seong edged off Chinese veteran Lin Chaopan to claim the title on horizontal bar by tie-break rules. Milad Karimi of Kazakhstan won the bronze.

Wu Ran of China competes during the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Wu Ran of China competes during the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Wu Ran of China competes during the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Zhang Jin of China competes during the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Wu Ran of China competes during the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Wu Ran of China competes during the women's floor exercises event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Gold medalist Wu Ran of China reacts during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Bronze medalist Zhang Jin of China reacts during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Bronze medalist Zhang Jin of China reacts during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Gold medalist Wu Ran of China reacts during the awarding ceremony for the balance beam event at the 9th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)


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