first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew By his own standards, the 23-year-old Schooling was a touch slow to get off the blocks and resurface because he dived a little too deep, but once he was in motion he was unstoppable.He covered the first lap in 23.79 seconds then powered home on the last length to win in 51.04 seconds, beating the Asian Games record of 51.76 he set when winning in Incheon four years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It wasn’t his best time or even close to his biggest win. They happened simultaneously when he beat Michael Phelps to win the Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, but he’s savvy enough to know it was still another big triumph for his southeast Asian nation.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself and trying to get your hand on the wall first,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.” MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Once the Singapore anthem was played out over the stadium speakers, normal service resumed with Japan and China splitting the other seven gold medals decided on Wednesday.After four of the six days of swimming events, the regional rivals are locked on 14 golds apiece.After losing the 4×200-meter freestyle relay on Monday, China officials figured they couldn’t match Japan’s sprinters in the 4×100 freestyle relay so they gambled on bringing in Sun Yang, hoping he could produce something special.He was on a scheduled day off after winning the 200, 400 and 800 on the first three days and with the 1,500 still to go when he got the call around midday.He obliged, but it didn’t make any difference as Japan pulled away to win.ADVERTISEMENT Ajax and AEK win first legs in Champions League qualifiers Men’s 100m butterfly gold medalist Singapore’s Joseph Schooling, centre, stands with silver medalist China’s Li Zhuhao, left, and bronze medalist Japan’s Yuki Kobori on the podium during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — It took a swimmer from one of the smallest countries in the region to finally end the streak of gold medals going to either China or Japan in the Asian Games pool.Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling had an emphatic victory in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I swam great and we did everything we could but the Japanese sprinters are simply faster at the moment,” Sun said, “that’s a fact.”China did win the mixed relay by little more than a fingernail, giving backstroker Xu Jiayu his third gold medal in Jakarta and butterflyer Zhang Yuefi her second in a little over an hour.The Japan squad is starting to notch some big some numbers, too. Teenager Rikako Ikee won a silver in the mixed relay to take her tally to six medals for the championships and with two events to go she’s on course for a record eight.Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki, racing in the outside lane, broke the Asian Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 to collect his second gold, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second when he beat the Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley in 4:08.79.“That’s the first time for a while I’ve put it all together like that,” Seto said. “That’s a big boost for me looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

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