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Zhang Liangmin wins gold in women's discus throw at London Paralympics

09-02-2012 13:21 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

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China’s athletes continue on their winning ways at the Paralympic Games - with a medal tally so far of 56 in all and 20 of those are gold. China's strength on day three of the Games came in the field events at the main stadium.

In the women’s discus, Zhang Liangmin set a new games record of 40.13 meters. The new mark was a metre and half better than the previous record held by Lisa Banta of United States set in 2000. Tang Hongxia picked up silver for China with a best of 39.91 meters late in the competition.

Yang Liwan wins women's shot put

China’s Yang Liwan took gold in the women’s shot put, ahead of German Marianne Buggenhagen and American Angela Madsen.

Liu Fuliang claims gold in men's triple jump

The men’s triple jump was won by China’s Liu Fuliang, who leapt 15.20 meters for a new world record. Frenchman Assoumani Arnaud took the silver, his jump 92cms shorter, while Subota Aliaksandr from Belarus took bronze.

Yang Bozun wins freestyle gold

In the pool, China’s Yang Bozun won the 50m freestyle in world record time - 25.27 seconds. Four years ago, Yang grabbed 1 gold and 3 silvers on home soil. Bradley Snyder of the United States came second, just over half a second behind while Spains Enhamed Enhamed claimed bronze.

Yuan Yanping beats Akin for gold

In the women’s over-70kg judo final, judoka Yuan Yanping beat Turkey’s Nazan Akin to claim gold. The 36-year-old Chinese defeated the Paralympic champion in only 5 seconds.

China collected seven gold medals on day three widening the gap from six to nine gold medals ahead of second placed Australia. China stays on top with 20 gold, 15 silver and 21 bronze, followed by Australia with 11 golds, 5 silvers and 13 bronze, while the hosts, Great Britain, are currently third.


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