China strengthens medal-winning momentum with 11 more golds at Tokyo Paralympics

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-08-28 07:53
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Gold medalist, Zheng Tao celebrates on the podium next to silver medalist Wang Lichao, and bronze medalist, Yuan Weiyi in the men's 50m butterfly S5 event, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Tokyo, Japan, on Aug 27, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

At the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Chinese swimmers Zheng Tao, Wang Lichao and Yuan Weiyi astonishingly swept the three medals in the men's 50m butterfly S5 event, with Zheng's 30.62 second setting up a new world record.

"I wanted this gold medal so much as I missed it in the previous two Paralympics," Zheng said after finally achieving his target.

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