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China finishes on top again
China finishes on top again


08 Nov 2009
From the paso doble to the pole vault, and from the backstroke to boxing, China continued its domination of the Asian Indoor Games at the third edition in Vietnam. At the close of competition on Saturday, November 7, China had amassed 48 gold medals, 25 silver and 19 bronze to top the final medals table. A total of 215 gold medals were presented.

In Thailand in 2005, China led the way with 24 gold, and two years later they garnered 52 in Macau, China.

This time they held off host Vietnam, who came second with 42 gold, 30 silver and 22 bronze for 94 – two more than China in the overall rankings.

Kazakhstan, with 10 gold in swimming, came third (21-16-21-58), followed by Thailand (19-17-34-70) and Iran (17-15-13-45).

A total of 34 of the 43 competing National Olympic Committees went home with at least one medal.

China collected 10 gold in swimming, with the next best haul in dance sport, fin swimming and indoor athletics, all with five.
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