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Macao’s Li Yi wins gold at the Asian Games

The 31-year-old wushu star – one of more than 180 athletes representing Macao at the Games – narrowly beat her Hong Kong rival in the women’s changquan competition.

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The 31-year-old wushu star – one of more than 180 athletes representing Macao at the Games – narrowly beat her Hong Kong rival in the women’s changquan competition.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

Martial arts athlete Li Yi has won Macao’s first gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, coming in top place in the women’s changquan competition.

Earlier, Macao’s Song Chi Kuan won bronze in the men’s changquan. The discipline is a northern Chinese form of the competitive martial art known as wushu.

In Monday’s competition, 31-year-old Li Yi scored 9.786, edging out Hong Kong’s Liu Xuxu by just 0.03 points.

[See more: Macao is sending 180 athletes to this year’s Asian Games]

Li told TDM that the gold medal was a highlight of a career that has seen her earn two previous silver medals and two world championships.

Macao’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng expressed his happiness at the news of Li’s and Song’s successes. He told TDM that Macao was committed to investing in athletes and would redouble efforts in the run-up to the 2025 National Games.

Li and Song are among more than 180 athletes representing Macao in Hangzhou. The event runs until 8 October and features some 40 sports.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

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