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Asian Games: Roller skating gold, but soccer defeat

RAZOR THIN:Li Meng-chu edged China’s Guo Dan by only 0.073 seconds, even though ankle inflammation before the Games made it difficult to wear a skate

By Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter, with AP

Angsuthasawit had never previously gotten close to a major title before winning the men’s keirin from former champions Yudia Nitta of Japan and Azizhulhasni Awang of Malaysia.

It was Thailand’s first gold in track cycling since it hosted the Games in 1970.

In men’s baseball, South Korea reached the final with a 10-1 win over China in the super round.

Koreans are to feature in some big finals today, with Tottenham forward Son Heung-min needing one last win over Japan to get an exemption from military service.

There will be nine South Koreans and three from the North on the Unified Korea women’s basketball team aiming for victory in today’s final.

That medal, be it gold or silver, will not be added to the tally for either nation, but instead will join the gold and two bronze medals already attained by Unified Korea in the three sports they entered.

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