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2016 Rio Paralympics: 40-year-old Chinese claims +70kg title


09-11-2016 16:01 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

To begin in Rio and third day action from the Paralympics. China, which has topped the medal table at the last three Games, and is on top in South America would be able to their medal haul, by topping the podium in six more events in Brazil.

In the pool, Xu Qing claimed his third gold medal in Rio by winning the men's 50-meter freestyle S6 final. He finished in 28.82 seconds to beat Colombia's Nelson Crispin Corzo by about half a second. He has now won 10 gold medals at three Paralympics.

Xu adds another gold for China in 50m butterfly S5

There were two golds in women's swimming when Peng Qiuping set a new world record of 48.49 seconds, beating the old record of 49.91 seconds to win 50-meter backtroke S3.

Xu Xihan added another gold for China in 50-meter butterfly S5.

38-year-old grabs third Paralympic title

Yang Liwan secured her third Paralympic gold medal, winning the women's shot put F54. The 38-year-old recorded a best throw of 7.89m to fall just one centimeter short of her own world record set in April.

40-year-old Chinese claims +70kg title

Yuan Yanping secured her third straight Paralympic judo over 70kg title by defeating Uzbekistan's Khayitjon Alimova in the final. Yuan won with an ippon and a yuko to defend her title.

Yuan Yanping of China celebrates after the Women

Yuan Yanping of China celebrates after the Women's Judo +70KG gold medal contest of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 10, 2016. Yuan Yanping won the gold. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

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