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Confident Lin wins second Wushu gold for China at Guangzhou Asiad

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China's Lin Fan captured the gold medal in women's Nanquan and Nandao combined competition of Wushu event at the Guangzhou Asiad on Saturday.

Lin, 23, who was crowned at the Wushu Tournament during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, presented flawless performances to win her first Asiad's gold with 19.80 points.

Indonesian Irmanto Ivana Ardelia, the youngest of 10 competitors, took the silver with 18.92 and Malaysia's Tai Cheau Xuen secured the bronze with 18.86 points.

"It's my best show ever and I want to give myself a full score for my performances," said Lin. "I set the goal to win the medal before the Games, and now, I did it."

Lin, who also won the Nanquan competition at the 2007 Beijing World Championship, failed to represent China at the Doha Games four years ago.

"It's a pity. Maybe I was not good enough at that time, but winning my first Asian Games' champion on my homeland is a sort of compensation," she said.

Earlier in the morning, China's Yuan Xiaochao cinched the first gold of the Games in men's Changquan form. Japan's Daisuke Ichikizaki won the silver and Iran's Peyghambari Ehsan snatched the bronze.

Around 150 players will compete for 15 gold medals in Wushu, a full contact sport derived from Chinese martial art. The sport comprises Taolu (set routines), and Sanshou boxing (free sparring).

The Chinese, who founded the sport, are seen the favorites in the 10 events they will participate.

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