Ominous China make golden start on first day


Peerless: China’s Qin Haiyang competing in the men’s 200m individual medley heat. — AP

HOSTS China swept the first gold medals at the Asian Games in Hangzhou yesterday in a statement of intent on day one of the region’s answer to the Olympics.

China claimed the first gold when Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping dominated the women’s lightweight double sculls rowing to kick off a medal rush for the home nation.

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