Hong Kong's Yang Qianyu Claims Women's Road Cycling Gold at Asiad

 October 7, 2023
Yang Qianyu at the award ceremony of the women's road cycling race in the Hangzhou Asian Games, Oct. 4, 2023. [Xinhua/Hu Huhu]


HANGZHOU, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Yang Qianyu from Hong Kong, China clinched the gold medal in the women's road race at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Wednesday.

The race covered a total distance of 139.7 kilometers, with 29 cyclists from 16 countries and regions competing. Yang finished first with three hours, 36 minutes, and seven seconds. Na Ahreum of South Korea secured the silver medal, while Jutatip Maneephan from Thailand earned the bronze.

Yang sprints in the women's road race at the Hangzhou Asian Games. [Xinhua/Hu Huhu]


After crossing the finish line, the 30-year-old embraced her teammates and shed tears during the victory ceremony.

"It feels like I'm dreaming right now. I'll remember this day for the rest of my life, and I have no regrets," said Yang.

Both Yang and Na Ahreum announced that this time would be their last participation in the Asian Games.

The men's road race event will unfold on Thursday morning.  


(Source: Xinhua)


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