China continues dominance with eight more golds

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Gold medalist Zhang Cuiping (C) of China, silver medalist Natascha Hiltrop of Germany and bronze medalist Avani Lekhara of India celebrate during the awarding ceremony after the R8-Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 3, 2021. [Photo by Cheong Kam Ka/Xinhua]

With two days to go at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, China added eight gold, seven silver and two bronze medals to their tally on Friday.

Zhang Cuiping won the women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 thriller and broke the Paralympic record she created at the Rio Paralympics.

Zhang was 0.8 points shy of Natascha Hiltrop of Germany after five shots in the standing position elimination. After scoring a 10.3 against the German's 8.7 in their last shot, Zhang eventually took her third title in the event and fifth overall since the London and Rio Paralympics.

China finished strong in the final competition day of the swimming events, pocketing four golds, four silvers and one bronze, along with a new world record and two Paralympic records.

Gold medalists Zhang Bian (L), Zhou Ying (R) and Zhang Miao of China pose during the awarding ceremony after the women's team classes 4-5 final of table tennis event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 3, 2021. [Photo by Zhu Wei/Xinhua]

Chinese continued their dominance in table tennis as they claimed another three gold medals in the women's team classes 4-5, men's team classes 6-7 and men's teams 9-10.

In the 4x100m universal relay, China's Wang Hao, Zhang Ying, Liu Cuiqing with guide Xu Donglin, and Wen Xiaoyan, finished second in the final but were later disqualified for violating WPA 7.10.4 (guide runners must not push, pull, slingshot or otherwise propel athletes).

The United Stated took gold and refreshed the world record of 46.02 seconds that China set in the heats early on Friday.

Wu Guoshan took the silver in the men's shot put F57 and created a new Asian record of 15.00 meters.

Despite losing to Brazil 7-2 in the men's goalball final, Team China still achieved their best finish after the Beijing Paralympics.

At the Yumenoshima final field, Zhao Lixue lost to Kevin Mather of the United States 6-4 to bag silver in the men's archery individual recurve.

In the women's K44 -58kg category of the newly introduced taekwondo event, Li Yujie won by final score 12-9 to take bronze.

In the women's sitting volleyball, China beat Canada in straight sets to head into the final for the fourth straight time, having won two golds and one silver in the previous editions. Tang Xuemei scored a game-high 13 points. Enditem

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