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China wins 10 of 13 rowing titles at East Asian Games

2009-12-12 12:01:13 GMT2009-12-12 20:01:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HONG KONG, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- China swept all the seven rowing events held on Saturday to add its tally to 10 golds in the 13-event East Asian Games rowing tournament.

After winning three of the six gold medals on Friday, Chinese rowers gave no chances to their opponents on Saturday, winning all the seven titles.

Li Fan and Li Fei started the gold medal haul for China by winning the men's double sculls. Their female counterparts Cao Yulan and Jin Ziwei took the women's title.

The men's single sculls title was taken by Zhang Liang and the gold of the women's event went to Ji Ziwei.

Fan Xue and Pan Feihong beat their Japanese opponents with ease, winning the women's lightweight double sculls.

China also won the gold medals of men's four and lightweight quadruple sculls.

Overall, China won 10 gold and 3 silver medals in the EAG rowing tournament. Japan took 2 gold, one silver and 2 bronze medals. The other gold medal was taken by Hong Kong of China which also won 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.

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