Japan's Munehiro Kaneko earned the title of Asia's top all-round athlete Saturday, and Gulf states runners and South Korean shooters helped slice into China's gold medal monopoly at the Asian Games.
Former quadruple gold medalist P.T. Usha of India missed out on her second chance for a gold, as China ran away from the Indians in the women's 1,600-meter relay, breaking India's Games record.Overall, China won only 10 of the day's 24 golds - four in shooting, two in judo and one each in track and field, cycling, men's sabre team fencing and the Chinese martial art of wushu, making its debut in these Games.
That boosted its gold total to 111, to 24 for Japan, 23 for South Korea and nine for North Korea. The Chinese had 197 medals in all, followed by Japan's 117, South Korea's 86 and North Korea's 51.
Kaneko broke the Games record of 7,417 points with 7,799 in the two-day decathlon.
Asian champion Mohammed Al-Malky of Oman won the men's 400 meters in 45.81 seconds.
Mohammed Sulaiman gave Qatar its second gold of the Games, winning the men's 1,500 meters in 3:43.56.