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China wins 46 of 122 AYG gold medals


24 Aug 2013
Nanjing, China: China ended the 2nd Asian Youth Games with 46 gold medals and 93 total medals from the 122 events in 16 sports. Korea was second with 25 gold medals, followed by Japan in a distant third place with seven gold medals. Thailand and Chinese Taipei both won six gold medals to finish fourth and fifth, respectively. China’s 46 gold medals were supplemented by 23 silver and 24 bronze for an overall total just seven shy of the century mark.

Of Korea’s 25 gold medals, 16 came from swimming, of which Ko Miso accounted for five. Korea also won 13 silver medals and 14 bronze for 52 in total during the AYG. Japan (7-5-6-18), Thailand (6-15-16-37) and Chinese Taipei (6-11-13-30) completed the top five.

Nineteen of the 45 NOCs went home with gold, while 29 NOCs won at least one medal of some colour. The sports programme ended on Friday, August 23, leaving the closing ceremony on Saturday night at which the AYG flag will be passed from Nanjing to the 2017 AYG host, Hambantota of Sri Lanka.
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