GUANGZHOU - Veteran Wushu player Jia Rui wins Macao the first gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games in men's Daoshu and Gunshu Combined on Sunday.
Jia Rui, from Macao, China celebrates his gold medal in the men's Daoshu and Gunshu at the Guangzhou Asian Games in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, November 14, 2010. Jia won the first gold medal for Macao in the history of Asiad. [Photo/Xinhua]
Jia, 23, a silver medallist at the 2002 Doha Asiad, scored 19.61 points to win the champion for the broadsword and staff competition under the Taolu category.
Lee Jongchan from South Korea took the silver with 19.42, and Nguyen Manh Quyen snatched the first medal for Vietnam at Guangzhou by winning the bronze with 19.38 points.
More than 140 players will compete for 15 gold medals in Wushu, a full contact sport derived from Chinese martial art. The Chinese, who founded the sport, are seen the favorites in the 10 events they will participate.
The sport comprises Taolu (set routines), and Sanshou boxing (free sparring).
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