China, Japan, S. Korea Top Medal Table

China, Japan, S. Korea Top Medal Table
China, Japan, S. Korea Top Medal Table

By 7 pm (Iran standard time) on the first day of the 2018 Asian Games, China was leading the 45 nations competing in the medal count with 16 medals including seven gold, five silver and four bronze medals followed by Japan and South Korea.
The multi-sport continental tournament officially opened in Jakarta on Saturday. The games include a total of 462 events in 40 sports. All 45 members of the Olympic Council of Asia are participating.
According to the website of the games, North and South Korea delegates marched together under one flag in the opening ceremony, marking the first time both countries did so in the Asian Games after 12 years.
Swimming is the sport in which China has collected the most number of medals (10) with four gold, two silver and four bronze medals. The Chinese also won two medals in shooting and two in fencing (one gold and one silver in each field). Athletes from the East Asian nation were among the winners in martial arts too, receiving a gold in wushu and a silver in taekwondo.


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