Japan captured 25 of the 28 Gold Medals in swimming events at the Asian Games in Bangkok.
LV Start of women's 200 metres medley race
CU/LV Spectators watch (3 shots)
SV Nishigawa (Lane 5 - Japan) wins
SV Results board
LV Start of Men's 400 metres medley race
SV Udo (lane 5 - Japan) wins easily
CU/LV Crowd watch start of women's 100 metres butterfly (2 shots)
CU Child watches
LV Finish of race, Aoki (Land 5 - Japan) wins
CU/TV Crowd watch start of men's 4 X 100 relay race
CU/LV Crowds watch relay changes (3 shots)
TV Finish of race: very close - won by Japan
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Background: Japan captured 25 of the 28 Gold Medals in swimming events at the Asian Games in Bangkok. The swimming events ended on Wednesday Dec. 16th.
In the women's 200 metres medley, 17-year-old Japanese star Yochimi Nishigawe led most of the way from compatriot Yukari Takemoto. She came home first to score her fifth gold medal of the Games -- an outstanding achievement. Her time of 2 mins 26.5 seconds carved 12 seconds off the record. Takemoto came second with Singapore's Patricia Chan third.
In the men's 400 metres medley, Shih of Taiwan in lane six led for three-quarters of the way before being overtaken by the Japanese duo Toro Udo and Tsutsumi. Udo took 7.1 seconds off the Games record with a time of 4 minutes 57.8 seconds. Tsutsumi came second with Shi picking up his fourth bronze medal for Taiwan.
Japan again set the pace in the women's 100 metres butterfly to fill first and second places. Mayumi Aoki won in 1 minute 5.9 seconds from Kazuo Banno and Singapore's Tay Chin Joo.
In the men's 4 by 100 metres relay final, Japan surged into an early lead and were never seriously challenged. The Japanese quartet pulled further away to sin in 3 minutes 41.9 seconds from the Philippines with Cambodia talking third place.