China’s women are favourites to top athletics table

Hot pick: China’s Gong Lijiao should be able to bag the shot putt gold. — Reuters

HANGZHOU: Despite formidable competition from Japan, Bahrain, and India, China remain poised to top the medal table in athletics at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Since 1986, China have consistently led the medal tally in track and field at every Asian Games. Five years ago in Jakarta, China tied with Bahrain, each securing 12 gold medals. India trailed with seven, followed by Japan with six.

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