By Nick Butler and Paul Osborne in Incheon
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BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia's wushu gold medal winner Tai Cheau Xuen becomes third athlete expelled from Games after failing doping test, but Malaysian team appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (see 13:10-13:45, 18:45 and 20:54)

22:00 With all the sports now wrapping up across the venues it's about time for us to leave you again this evening.

Before we do, organisers have sent a notice asking the media to vote on their Samsung MVP media note. We (the media) get to vote on who we think is the MVP for the Asian Games, obviously...

The nominees are: South Korean fencer Nam Hyunhee who won his fourth consecutive gold medal at these Games with victory in the team event.

Chinese gymnast Yao Jinnan who sealed four gold medals in the artistic gymnastics at the Games.

Japanese swimmer Hagino Kosuke who won four gold, two silver and one bronze in the pool, not to mention breaking the Asian record in the 200m individual medley.

Thailand's sepak takraw star Peachan Suriyan who's team gold was a fifth in a row for the athlete.

Chinese shooter Cao Yifei who won three gold medals and a silver in 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Rifle Team, 50m Rifle 3 Positions Team and the 10m Air Rifle.

Malaysian squash superstar David Nicol who won two gold medals here, including a third consecutive singles title.

North Korean weightlifter Kim Unguk who broke two world records en route to gold in the men's 62kg event.

South Korean judoka Kim Jaebum who sealed a second consecutive gold medal in the under 81kg individual event, as well as gold in the team judo event.

They're all the contestants. We've been told by the International Weightlifting Federation Attila Adamfi that Kim Unguk is the David Katoatau ( the Kiribati weightlifter who won a historic gold at the Commonwealth Games) so I think I know who he would vote for.

I'm undecided as of yet and my colleague Nick seems to be the same, (although his nod of recognition may have just been a ploy and he isn't really listening to a word I'm saying).

Anyhow, who do you think should take what is most definitely the biggest prize on offer at the Asian Games? Comment on here, email us, Tweet us, Facebook us, phone us, fax us, write to us...; whatever you want to do, just do it.

We're going to leave you to assess and analyse your favourite, so until then, it is good night from us here and we'll see you again tomorrow at the usual time of 09:00.

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:40 China have another! The only track event of the evening is wo. by Shanghai Diamond League winner Xie Wenjun as he stops the clock at 13.36 in the men's 110m hurdles.

The time is 0.07 ahead of South Korea's 2013 East Asian silver medallist Byoungjun Kim who sets a personal best of 13.43 for silver.

Bronze goes to Thailand's 2013 East Asian Games champion Jamras Rittidet who also sets a personal best time of 13.61.

Xie Wenjun edges to victory in the men's 110m hurdles ©Incheon2014

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:36 China's Li Jinzhe has breached the eight metre mark to seal gold in the men's long jump. The world indoor silver medallist, who's been brilliant in the Diamond League this year, records a distance of 8.01m to take the win.

He finishes ahead of South Korea's defending champion Deokhyeon Kim who jumps a season's best 7.90m for silver, while fellow Chinese jumper, Gao Xinglong, is just centimetres behind on 7.86m.

21:30 It's all over in the football where South Korea have wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Thailand. 

They will now face North Korea in a repeat of the women's final from yesterday.

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:13 And it's another gold for Iran in the wrestling as Mahdi Aliyarifeizabadi takes the sport's final gold of the day. 

The Asian Championships bronze medallists storms past Xiao Di 8-0 to seal the win.

Kazakhstan enjoys a second medal of the night as Yerulan Iskakov wins the first bronze medal match while Norikatsu Saikawa ensures a gold, silver and bronze for Japan by winning the second.

Incheon 2014 gold medal21:00 We've got gold for Iran in the wrestling as Habibollah Akhlaghi beats Japan's Tsukasa Tsukasa in the final of the Greco-Roman 80kg contest.

The 2012 Asian Championships gold medallist recorded a 5-1 scoreline against the Japanese athlete to ensure he took home the gold.

The result leaves Tsukasa collecting silver for the second Games running after falling in the final of the 2010 Games in Guangzhou.

Bronze medals are won by Uzbekistan's Besiki Saldadze and Kyrgyzstan's Janarbek Kenjeev.

Malaysian Minister of Sport looks to appeal doping decision against wushu gold medallist

20:54 Some more very interesting news to the big story of the day. Malaysia's Minister of Sport Khairy Jamaluddin has questioned the "chain of custody" of wushu gold medallist Tai Cheau Xuen's urine sample following the announcement of her failed drugs test earlier.

Writing on Facebook, Jamaluddin queried why it had taken an alleged 16 hours for Tai's sample to reach the Doping Control Command Centre and raised concerns over the apparent "lameness of the chain of custody".

He indicates that Malaysia will appeal the decision to the Ad Hoc Committee of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Incheon

"We do not have any reason to question the validity of the sampling or analysis regarding the KIST (Institute of Science and Korea Technology), but the question was about the lameness [of the] CoC (Chain of Custody) process that should not be answered by that panel," said Jamaulddin. "With such things, we need a decision challenging the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) against Cheau Xuen perceived that there were doubts over integrity [of the] CoC process.

"During our aggressive fight against drug use among athletes, we also need to ensure that the process is conducted with integrity CoC because every athlete is entitled to fair and equitable treatment. This is also to ensure that there is no dispute or doubt on the anti-doping process."

To read his full statement, click here.

20:45 There's controversy in the men's football semi-final as South Korea are awarded a penalty. 

The hosts were already ahead courtesy of Jongho Lee after 41 minutes when Thailand's Narubadin Weerawatnodom allegedly brought down a Korean striker inside the box. Referee Mohamed Abdelkarim Mohame Alzarooni gave the penalty to the utter astonishment of the Thai team who felt that the Korean was fouled outside of the box. 

It was controversial stuff but Korean captain Hyunsoo Jang slotted home the penalty regardless. 2-0 to the hosts and the look well on their way to a final match up against North Korea.

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:36 Jung Ji-hyun of South Korea has defeated Dilshodjon Turdiev of Uzbekistan by fall to win the gold medal in the men's Greco-Roman 71kg, a full 10 years after winning gold at 60kg at Athens for the Summer Games.

The South Korea is the 2014 Asian Championships silver medallists and also picked up silver at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.

Bronze medals are won by Iran's Saeid Abdvali and Turkmenistan's Shermet Permanov.

20:27 Japan and Kazakhstan will go head to head in the men's water polo final after each team recorded wins in their respective semi-finals today.

Kazakhstan were first to book their place in the final after they edged China in a penalty shoot out. The two teams were tied at 6-6 come the end of the fourth period with the Kazakh's netting five penalty shots to China's three.

Japan's route was certainly a lot smoother as they beat South Korea 13-5. Japan had just a 6-5 leading going into the fourth period but netted seven times to make certain of the result.

First Greco Roman gold goes to Japan

Incheon 2014 gold medal20:18 An update from the opening Greco Roman wrestling gold medal final from a little earlier where Japan's Kohei Hasegawa defended his 59kg Asian Games title with victory over North Korea's Wonchol Yun.

Yun was 4-0 to the good in the first period before Hasegawa went all guns blazing in the second to record eight points and pick up the gold medal.

China's Tian Qiye and Kazakhstan's Almat Kebispayev secured the bronze medals in this division.

North versus South in the football, again??

20:11 We could be on course for another North Korea versus South Korea final in the football.

A thrilling women's final saw North Korea score a 93rd minute winner last night to seal the gold.

The North Korean men were at it again today as they edged Iraq 1-0 in extra-time. Ingwan Jong was the goalscorer as he netted in the 96th minute before being sent off in the 104th. His team hung on to secure their place in the final, though, where they will face the winner of the South Korea/Thailand semi-final that has just begun.

North Korea's players celebrate their win against Iraq during their men's semi-final football match ©Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:59 There are no surprises as to who's the winner in the men's discus contest as Iran's three-time defending champion Ehsan Hadadi throws 65.11m to seal the gold medal.

The London 2012 silver medallists and three-time Asian champion was more than 2.5 metres clear of second place Vikas Gowda Shive Gowda of India while Qatar's Ahmed Mohammed Dheeb secures bronze with a season's best 61.25m.

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:50 China's Li Ling needed just three vaults to win the women's pole vault gold medal as she clears 4.35m to seal the victory.

Three competitors were already eliminated by the time she cleared 4.15m on her second attempt, with a fourth failing a the next height of 4.25m. That left just Li and Japan's Tomomi Abiko tussling for gold, if it could be called that.

Li cleared 4.35m on her first attempt while Abiko was knocked the bar off on each of her three attempts to fall into the silver medal position.

With gold in the bag Li pushed the bar to 4.50m but was unsuccessful on each attempt. No 4.50m, but a gold medal all the same for the Asian record holder.

A season's best equalling 4.15m was enough for Lim Eunji of South Korea to claim the bronze.

Double gold for South Korea in the bowling

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:42 Alongside the team competition, there is, of course, the all-events gold to be won in the bowling. 

After dominating in the team of five event, South Korea's Park Jongwoo takes gold here with a total score of 5047 across the singles, doubles, trios and team contest. 

The South Korea, who won gold in the doubles, trios and team event at last year's East Asian Games, was trailing Thailand's Larp Apharat Yannaphon coming into the final event but recorded an impressive 1307 to take the gold.

Yannaphone held on to take the silver despite a disappointing score in the final event while another South Korea, Kang Heewon, secures the bronze.

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:38 South Korea have blown away the rest of the field in the men's team of five bowling competition as they score a total of 6228 to take the gold.

The team of Park Jongwoo, Choi Bokeum, Kim Kyungmin, Shin Seunghyeon, Kang Heewon and Hong Haesol were 242 pinfalls ahead of their closest rivals Malaysia who finished with silver on 5986. 

Hong Kong managed to scramble the bronze medal as they beat China by just four points in a tense battle for the final podium place. 

The result means back to back wins for South Korea at the Asian Games after picking up gold in Guangzhou in 2010.

Zhang Jike secured the final win for China as they defeated South Korea in the men's team table tennis final ©AFP/Getty Images

Quote marks"We have prepared a lot and it worked well, I think. In every big match, because we've met very strong teams, we have never stopped preparing. After the group drawing, we've put in a lot of effort. Because every player wants to prove that they are the best player, they do their best." - China's Zhang Jike reflects on his sides victory in the men's team table tennis final.

Uzbekistan takes final taekwondo gold

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:22 A final taekwondo gold to bring you now as Uzbekistan's Jasur Baykuziev defeats China's Chen Linglong in the men's under 87kg final.

The second round was the decider in this encounter with Baykuziev recording three pointswith no reply. Chen was more aggressive in the final period but could not match the accuracy and power of his Uzbek opponent with the score ending 6-3 in favour of Baykuziev.

South Korea picked up a third bronze medal in this contest with Yeongrae Shin grabbing the honours. The second was earned by Thailand's Nattapat Tantramart.

That results means South Korea leave day one of the taekwondo with no gold medal to name. Being the national sport of the hosts, home fans may be slightly disappointed with that one... 

Controversial judging in the boxing

19:11 Today's women's boxing semi-finals have kicked up a lot of smoke across Indian media following the controversial decision made by judges in the women's lightweight contest between India's Laishram Sarita Devi and South Korea's Jina Park.

The three judges votes unanimously for the local favourite to progress through to the final despite what is reported as a "dominant" performance by the Indian boxer. 

The 32-year-old Indian was left in tears after losing a bout in which she, allegedly, matched Park blow for blow in the opening round and was markedly more aggressive and precise thereafter.

The Indian boxing contingent lodged a protest after paying a $500 fee, which would not be refunded if the review upholds the original decision. "A protest has been lodged against the decision," a member of the contingent told PTI.

India's long serving Cuban coach BI Fernandes was firmly under the impression that the judges' decisions had been wrong in the bout...

"It was pre-decided, the 3-0 verdict is a clear-cut indication.," he said. "The Korean deserved to have been given many standing counts, going by what happened in the ring, and the bout should have been stopped,"

"Sarita was a clear-cut winner but money has talked here and the judges deserve to be thrown out. It happened in Seoul during the 1988 Olympic Games; it's happening now again. Nothing seems to have changed. The new rules have made no difference."

Indian boxer Sarita Devi was left in tears today after judges ruled she had lost a match that she reportedly dominated ©Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:03 Another gold medal in the taekwondo as Masoud Hajizavareh of Iran snatches victory from Uzbekistan's Nikita Rafalovich in a tense men's under 74kg final.

The score was all even at 2-2 going into the final round before Hajizavareh connected with a kick to move 3-2 ahead and seal the gold medal.

The bronze medals are won by Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines and Younggeon Song of South Korea.

Incheon 2014 gold medal19:01 Xuan Yi Jodie Lai has taken the final gold of today's sailing as she seals the women's optimist crown.

Her score of 22 is enough to top China's Yu Huijia and Thailand's Kamonchanok Klahan who finish in second and third respectively. 

Athletics action starting at the Main Stadium

18:59 The big name in the women's pole vault is Asian record holder Li Ling. The 24-year-old was the silver medallist here four years ago, losing out to team mate Li Caixia. She came runner up in the Asian Championships the following year before taking the title in 2013.

She is yet to jump here as four of the six competitors clear 4.05m - Thailand's Chayanisa Chomchuendee is the first name to fall at this height.

18:54 Action is now underway at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium where we have finals in the women's pole vault and men's discus up and running. Most of the gold medal action in the athletics will come from the field today, with just the men's 110m hurlde title up for grabs on the track. That's not to say there won't be many a race on the athletics track with heats in the men's 200m, 800m and heptathlon 400m, as well as the women's 100m hurdles, 200m and 800m.

So a evening over at the Main Stadium, as usual.

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:49 And there it is, one more driven forehang from Zhang Jike and China have the gold medal. The world and Olympic champion beats Jeong Sangeun 11-1, 11-9, 11-7 and China beat South Korea 3-0.

The first match was sensational - and lasted longer than the first two put together plus another 19 minutes - with the next two rather more one-sided and less exciting. But yet further evidence that the Chinese, in both male and female table tennis, are utterly ruthless and utterly brilliant.

Taiwan and Japan, incidentally secured the two bronze medals.

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:47 The penultimate gold medal in today's sailing is won by Zhang Dongshuang of China.

The world number 12 takes first in the final race to cement her position atop the women's laser radial class.

Japan tie up second through Manami Doi while Kamolwan Chanyim secures bronze for Thailand.

Update on Malaysian doping story

18:45 Some more news on the doping story we brought you earlier now.

Malaysia's Chef de Mission Danyal Balagopal has reportedly revealed the South East Asian team will appeal the test result that saw wushu player Tai Cheau Xuen disqaulified from the Games and stripped of her gold medal earlier. But he did not say on what basis.

"Obviously when we say we will appeal we have strong reasons," he told AFP.

Golds begin to tumble in taekwondo

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:36 Asian Championships silver medallist Yun Wen Huang of Taiwan has sealed the second taekwondo gold of the Games with victory in the women's under 53kg category.

In a repeat of that Asian Championships final, Huang beat South Korea's Jeongyeon Yoon 4-2 in the gold medal final.

Bronze medals here go to Iran's Sousan Hajipourgoli and China's Jingyu Wu. 

18:30 Zhang Jike is 2-0 up now over South Korea's Jeong Sangeun. and on the cusp of securing table tennis gold for China.

The atmosphere is more muted now, and with a disappointing number of empty seats. But it rockets after a sensational forehand top-spin rally, won by Jeong with some lightening steps and reactions.

Whoever says these players are not phenomenal athletes are completely wrong. Their reactions and speed over a short distance must be among the quickest in sport.

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:27 When you win 12 races out of 12, there really is no stopping an inevitable gold medal. Such was the case for Hong kong's Hei Man Hayley Victoria Chan who completely dominates the women's RS:X windsurfer contest.

Even with 22, the maximum possible for a second place finisher throughout, China's Jiali Sun stood now chance of catching the defending silver medallist, who was completely unstoppable throughout.

Bronze was tied up by Thailand's Sarocha Prumprai.

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:23 We've been focusing on the table and soft tennis events recently, but Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka has produced a big shock in the men's singles of, well, tennis tennis. He upset top seeded Lu Yen Hsun of Taiwan 6-2, 6-2 this afternoon.

Nishioka got out to the early lead with a break of Lu's serve in the first game. The Japanese player showed great defensive skills getting many balls back until Lu made an error. The errors kept piling up for the increasingly frustrated Taiwanese player as he couldn't hold serve and quickly found himself down 0-5. Lu was finally able to break Nishioka's serve to get on the board at 1-5, but serving at 5-2 Nishioka closed out the set 6-2.

The second set started the same as the first with Nishioka breaking Lu's serve, but this time the Chinese Taipei player was able to break right back to even the score 1-1. The left-handed Nishioka mixed defensive shot making with offense when needed to move ahead 5-2. Lu tried to fight back but the speedier Japanese player served out the set to win the match and the gold medal 6-2, 6-2.
A great year for Japanese tennis continues following Kai Nishikori reaching the final of the US Open earlier this month.

Yuki Bhambri of India and Yuichi Sugita of Japan take the two bronze medals

Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan pulls off a shock win in the men's tennis final ©AFP/Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:15 We have a first gold medal in the taekwondo to tell you about now as 2013 world champion Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand thrashes China's Li Zhaoyi in the under 49kg final.

The Thai fighter secured three points in the opening round and seven in the third to dominant Li, who had levelled the tie in the second.

With no bronze medal playoffs in the taekwondo here - there are usually two in Olympics with the losing semi-finalist playing the winner of the repechage - the bronze medals are awarded to the losing semi-finalists, Levita Ronna Ilao of the Philippines and Taiwan's Nuei Ning Sun.

Incheon 2014 gold medal18:09 Weng Qiaoshan has won gold in the women's RS:One windsurfer contest!

The Chinese world number 13 nets a score of 20 across the 12 races to lead Hong Kong's Sin Lam Sonia Lo and Thailand's Siripon Kaewduang Ngam , who take silver and bronze respectively. 

Quote marks"I want to thank my coaches, my teammates, families, and fans who supported me. I won't be satisfied with this, and I will move on. Sometimes it was tough to train, but I was able to maintain a good condition thanks to my coaches." - Kim Hyeong-jun of South Korea reflects on gold in the men's soft tennis gold medal final

18:02 In the table tennis, it took Xin Xu just 22 minutes to dispatch Lee Jungwoo 11-3, 11-5, 11-6 in a match that never really got going. Xin just too good, to put it simply.

So China are now one win away from a team victory over South Korea. The third match sees reigning world and Olympic champion, Zhang Jike face Jeong Sangeun.

Indian flag17:58 Plenty going on elsewhere now as well, and India have just beaten South Korea in the men's hockey semi-finals, 1-0. A big win that one, with Akashdeep Singh getting the only goal in a tense game. Malaysia face Pakistan in the second semi, so they could yet have a chance to avenge their loss to their bitter south Asian rivals from earlier in the competition. That second match is about to begin. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal17:54 Kim Hyeong-jun of South Korea claimed the men's soft tennis singles title a little earlier, beating Edi Kusdaryanto of Indonesia 4-0 in the final. So a double for South Korea in that sport. 

Zhou Mo and Kim Donghoon took the two bronze medals.

China now on top in table tennis

17:49 Back in the table tennis, and it is a match between two left-handed players now. Xin Xu of China, the world number one, up against Lee Jungwoo of South Korea, who is ranked 35th. And unsurprisingly, it's the Chinese player who races through the first game, winning it 11-3 in five minutes. 

It's a much more orthodox match this one, between two attacking players, meaning the rallies are shorter and it's slightly less thrilling as a spectacle. Plenty of brilliant rallies still though, but Xu always seems to be a bit sharper, quicker around the table, and more powerful. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal17:47 Thailand have edged an intense battle for gold in the women's 29er sailing event as take gold ahead of Singapore. 

The duo of Noppakao Poonpat and Nichapa Waiwai sail home first in the final race to ensure a two point lead over Rui Xi Priscilla Low and Rui Qi Cecilia Low.

India's Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan are four points further back in third.

17:45 A picture of the showjumping earlier, where Abdullah Waleed A Sharbatli won Saudi Arabia's second gold medal of the Games. 

Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Waleed A Sharbatli celebrates showjumping gold ©AFP/Getty Images

Table tennis team final headlines sporting afternoon on day 11

Chinese flag17:38 Ma Long wins the fourth set 17-15 to take a 3-1 victory in the first rubber of the men's team table tennis competition, against South Korea. That match really deserved a fifth set, and at one stage, I though we had one. Joo on game point, hitting a huge loop only for Ma to rifle a block down the line for a sensational winner. And the Chinese player eventually prevails, sinking to his knees after a 61 minute epic!

China remain on course for diving clean sweep

17:35 China have now won all four synchronised events over the last two days. They remain on course for a clean sweep in the sport. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal17:33 A diving gold medal to bring you up to date with. Cao Yuan and Lin Yue of China pulled off the toughest dives of the event to win the men's synchronized 3m springboard event today with a final score of 460.86.

The battle for silver and bronze between South Korea, Malaysia and Japan was fierce, but in the end it was Malaysian divers Ahmad Amsyar Azman and Ooi Tze Liang who secured the silver with a score of 405.81. Kim Yeong-nam and Woo Ha-ram of South Korea, who won silver in the synchronized 10m platform event yesterday, took the bronze with a score of 399.09.

17:28 Ma Long gets a match-point, and then it's point of the match. Stunning! Forehand to forehand quicker then you can look. Suddenly Joo switches to a chop. The rally continues, and then a devastating counter-forehand winner from the South Korea. The roof nearly came off with all the cheering afterwards!

17:26 It's 10-10 in the fourth game of the table tennis. Joo did have the lead but his Chinese opponent has come back.

Ma Long and Joo Sae-hyuk in the table tennis ©AFP/Getty Images

17:17 Wins to report on the first day of rugby sevens action for Malaysia, who beat Saudi Arabia 55-0, and for Hong Kong, who ease home 40-0 over the Philippines. China, Japan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong all enjoyed victories in the women's competition earlier. 

Quote marks"During the first sub-match, it took a long time to adjust to the match. My opponent constantly attacked from both side and corner. In the third set, I was able to do my best. However, I lost last two sets so quickly. Before I came to the Asian Games, I practiced to be relieved in case of losing. That's how I won the fourth sub-match even though I had lost the last match. Furthermore, I constantly repeated win and lose in matches since 2010." - China's Ding Ning reflects on defeat, and then victory in the table tennis team final. 

17:13 Ma Long and Joo Sa-hyuk are at 10-10 in the third in the table tennis, and Ma misjudges the spin and the ball trickles wide. Joo pumps his fist, the crowd roars...can he get back into this? Yes he can! He was almost on the floor with a counter top spin loop but, somehow, that generated some extra zip, and Ma misses the return. He takes the third game 12-10 and it's 2-1 to China in the opening match. Game on. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal17:09 We're onto the women's side of the sailing now and it's Singapore who pick up the first gold in the 420 two person dinghy.

The pairing of Min Kimberly Lim and Kiah Hui Savannah Siew are the girls to do it as they complete a brilliant week with victory in the final race. The result sees them five points clear of silver medallists Nuraisyah Binti Jamil and Umi Norwahida Binti Sallahuddin who ride in second on the last.

In fact the top three finishers from the last race are the three medal winners with South Korea's Nakyung Lee and Seoeun Choi claiming the final medal.

Sri Lankan flag17:05 A score on the door in cricket as Sri Lanka face South Korea in the quarter-final, Sri Lanka hit 172-8 in their 20 overs, with Dinesh Chandimal Lokuge hitting 83 off 51 balls. In the top echelons of the game, that is not inevitably a winning total, but, I think it is fair to say South Korea, who have done brilliantly to get this far, are unlikely to chase that one down...

China leading South Korea in table tennis

Chinese flag17:00 Speaking of China, Ma Long has gone 2-0 up here in the table tennis team final. He's just too good, a relentless Chinese juggernaut that never ceases smashing away. Joo is having to play at 100 per cent and even then he is only matching his opponent at best. 

Ma is often considered the best player in the world in terms of pure ability. But he has a less perfect record against his Chinese team mates, having never reached a world or Olympic singles final. He was not even selected for the singles at the London 2012 Olympic Games despite being world number one! He's producing it today...however, as we move into the third game. 

16:55 A great picture from the cross-country mountain-biking earlier, as we draw for breath in the table tennis It's worth mentioning, that as soon as you leave the city centre, woodland and countryside can be seen from every angle in Incheon, so it is very different here from the completely urban setting we saw in Nanjing for the Summer Youth Olympic Games last month.

An action shot from the cross country mountain biking ©Getty Images

Attack versus defence masterclass in table tennis

16:48 Wow! Simply wow! There is only one way to describe the table tennis now. Ma Long takes game one for China, but only by 11-9 after Joo had saved game point after game point. As so often, he got to within a point when the error came. 

The atmosphere is absolutely rocking. Seemingly every single supporter is carrying those inflatable clappers you see at every sporting event these days, and the sound they are generating is akin to a drummer at a rock concert. There is a devastating roar every time Joo, the 34-year-old who won a singles silver at the 2003 World Championships, wins a point which he does with these unbelievable defensive floating chops from several metres back from the table, punctuated by the occasional forehand counter-attack. 

And this is against Ma Long, the player seen to have the most powerful forehand in the sport!

16:41 A masterclass from world number three Ma Long so far in the table tennis as he is showing exactly how to play a defensive players against South Korea veteran Joo Sae-hyuk. Keep the ball into the body of the opponent, be patient, and wait for your opportunity to kill the ball. He is executing those tactics brutally a move to six game points in the first. 

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:39 South Korea claim another sailing gold with Sungbin Park giving a fine spectacle in the men's optimist event.

A second place finish in the final race marks the fifth time the Korean has finished runner up, one less than that of his first place finishes.

Raynn Kwok of Singapore just hangs on to silver with a disappointing fifth in the final race. He ends just a single point clear of Thailand's Suthon Yampinid.

Soft tennis gold for South Korea

16:38 That marks the end of the singles in the soft tennis programme but there are still plenty of medals to be won in doubles events.

Quote marks"I was a little bit nervous, but as I practice hard, so my play and the result were good. Thanks to everyone who supported me, and thanks for their consideration. I want to run up to my parents and hug them." - Gold medal winner Kim Hyeong-jun is delighted with her victory

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:30 A result from the soft tennis before we focus on the table variety. And a good omen maybe in the women's singles final as Kim Bomi of South Korea defeats Chen Hui of China 1-4, 5-3, 4-1, 4-2, 4-1 in the final.

Zhong Yi of China and another South Korean, Kim Aek-yung, share the bronze.

China win women's table tennis gold

Nick Butler"Well...the atmosphere is building here at the Suwon Gymnasium now as the men prepare to appear. No doubt who the crowd are supporting in this one, but can South Korea do the impossible not once, not twice, but three times and win the required three matches today? I doubt it but surely the crowd will help. A couple of interesting things here. Firstly, regarding music, they don't believe in variety here at the table tennis. The same song is played in every break in play. And what song, I hear you ask? How about, 'Eh, sexy lady, Op, op, op, op, Oppa Gangnam Style' -  you might have heard us mention that one before... Secondly, and for the second time at a sporting venue here in Incheon, I have gone into a toilet to find members of the Incheon police force brushing their teeth in front of the mirror. I didn't dare attempt a photo, but I did get a cheeky nod from one today as he polished his upper molars. I have no idea why they are brushing their teeth at 3 o'clock in the afternoon..." - Reporter Nick Butler at the table tennis

Ding Ning celebrates as she earns China team gold ©AFP/Getty Images

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:20  Gold for China in the women's team table tennis as Ding Ning beats Kasumi Ishikawa 3-0 for a 3-1 overall victory for her country over Japan in the best of five contest.

Just for a moment after the opening, it looked like a shock could be on the cards, but reality returned in blur of ddevastatinglyeffects loops, smashes and blocks.

China have now won the last three, and nine of the last 11 titles in this event, with the only blemishes coming the other times the Games have been staged in South Korea in recent times, at Seaul 1986 and Busan 2002, when South and North Korea won the respective titles.

Singapore and North Korea picked up the two bronze medals this time around, after both lost their semi-finals yesterday.

Opening Ceremony faces criticisms by local journalists

16:14 It may seem a while ago now, but some bitter criticism of the Opening Ceremony of Incheon 2014 has been launched by local journalists this morning during a press event to preview the closing one.

The Opening Ceremony was accused of being a "K-Pop festival" rather than a celebration of sports and athletes, especially because actress Lee Young-ae was revealed to be the final Torchbearer.

Jang Jin, the Artistic Director for both ceremonies, explained that the Opening Ceremony was framed differently from the original intent on the television cameras, due to insufficient communication between the directors and the broadcasting team.

He openly voiced regret for that there was not enough light on the citizens of Incheon and the artists who participated in the opening ceremony.

He added: "We are not afraid of criticism, but we hope you will look at what kind of message we hoped to deliver and help us convey it".

China on the verge of table tennis success

Nick Butler"So, Ding Ning, who lost her first match a little lest we forget, is back on court to face Kasumi Ishikawa. Ding seems to have adoped a different tactic here, moving a little further back from the table and not engaging in so many lightening quick block-to-block rallies. This means she can use her big topspin forehand loop more, and it's working, she is 2-0 up and propelling China to gold." - Nick Butler watching a brilliant Chinese comeback at the table tennis.

Shi Qinglan dominates women's mountain bike cross-country

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:10 Another gold for China, and this one's over at the sailing venue as Wang Aichen storms to victory in the men's RS:X windsurfer competition. In all honesty the defending champion had wrapped up the gold long ago but the final race seals the deal as he finishes with a total points tally of 17.

Hong Kong's Ho Tsun Andy Leung wins the close battle for silver as he edges Thailand's Ek Boonsawad by just a single point.

In a similar situation to diving, that result in the women's mountain biking continues China's dominance in the event where they have won gold on every occasion the women's race has featured in the Asian Games.

Incheon 2014 gold medal16:01 There's been an absolute thrashing in the women's mountain bike cross-country final!

China's Shi Qinglan, who finished second in this event in 2010, storms to victory in 1:17:06, almost six minutes ahead of compatriot Yang Ling. 

Ling's time of 1:23:02 may have been +5:56 behind that of the winners, but she still finished around seven minutes clear of 2002 silver medallists Yukari Nakagome of Japan who claims the bronze.

A brilliant ride by Qinglan who won the Asian Championships in 2011 and 2013, while finishing 12th at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Quite brilliantly, organisers here have provided a photo finish of the moment the Chinese rider crossed the finish line. You know, just to be sure...

Shi Qinglan storms to victory in the women's mountain bike cross country final ©Incehon2014

15:54 Back in the table tennis and not for nothing are the Chinese among the most formidable competitors in sport, and not for nothing is Liu Shiwen ranked number one in the world. She fights back to beat Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa 3-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 in 34 minutes.

And then world number six Zhu Yuling sweeps past Miu Hirano in 23 minutes, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.

The Chinese are one win away from gold...

Zhu Yuling sweeps past Miu Hirano 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 to put China one win away from gold in the table tennis ©Getty Images

China have progressed to the final of the women's volleyball following a 3-1 win over Thailand. The strong Thai team took a shock 1-0 lead in the encounter beofre the four-time defending champions surged to three wins on the trot to book their place in the final.

There they will face the winner of the match between South Korea and Japan.

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:41 In fact, it took two jump offs to determine the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the jumping final.

Gold goes to Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Waleed A Sharbatli after he beat Japan's Satoshi Hirao in a jump off for gold. The Saudi acheived yet another perfect round to finish in a time of 33.64 while Hirao took one penalty to finish in 39.36.

Another Japanese rider, Taizo Sugitani, claimed bronze after winning an eight horse jump off for the final podium position. He went round in 30.95 with no penalties to fend off the challenge of closest rival Latifah Ahmed M J Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates.

15:32 We're into a jump off in the equestrian jumping individual final following two clear rounds by Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Waleed A Sharbatli and Japan's Satoshi Hirao.

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:25 Big news just coming in from the Gyeonggido Shooting Range where Kuwaiti world number one and defending champion Abdullah Alrashidi has sealed gold in the men's skeet competition.

The Kuwaiti had been battling hard with a trio of Chinese shooters in qualification but showed his class in the semi-finals where he qualified for the gold medal match alongside Xu Ying of China.

The three-time world and Asian champion was deadly in the final, hitting all 16 targets to beat Xu 16-12.

Bronze goes to world number four Jin Di after he beat compatriot Zhang Fan in the bronze medal playoff.

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:20 The golds keep coming in the sailing with Hong Kong's Kwok Fai Cheng the victor in the men's mistral windsurfer contest. Unlike the last gold, this one isn't even nearly close as the Asian champion seals a net total of 12 points across the 12 races. 

Thailand's Natthaphong Phonoppharat had no chance of catching in second as he totals 27 points.

Bronze is collected by China's Chuankun Shi with 36.

15:16 There's a lot of tennis going on this afternoon as we head back over to the table tennis...

Next up for China is the world number one Liu Shiwen and she's up against Japan's world number eight Kasumi Ishikawa. It's pretty handy to roll out a number one when your back is against the wall.

But, what is happening here, Ishikawa races through the first game to take a 1-0 lead... Amazing scenes in the table tennis.

Incheon 2014 gold medal15:05 Back to regular tennis, and Wang Qiang has wrapped up gold in the women's singles final.

She backed up her 6-3 opening set win with a 7-6(7-5) tiebreak victory in the second.

A better effort by Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum in the second set but she still fell short as she is left to settle for silver.

14:56 News of some finalists in the soft tennis now following the conclusion of the singles semi-finals this afternoon.

In the men's competition, an All-South Korean affair swung the way of Kim Hyeongjun as he beat team mate Kim Donghoon 4-2 in the opening semi-final.

He will face Indonesia's Edi Kusdaryanto in the final following the latter's 4-1 win against Zhou Mo of China in their semi.

The women's side saw another all-South Korean semi-final as Kim Bomi got the better of compatriot Kim Aekyung with a 4-2 scoreline in their encounter. 

This was following by an all-Chinese affair in the second semi-final where Chen Hui beat team mate Zhong Yi 4-0.

Diving gold for China

Incheon 2014 gold medal14:48 Gold for China in the diving. Now there's a surprise... or not.

Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia secure the win in the women's synchronised 10m platform with a total score of 346.50 to top the North Korean pairing of Kim Unhyang and Song Namhyang. 

Malaysia's Mun Yee Leong and Pandelella Rinong Anak Pamg gather the bronze, 32.58 behind the leaders.

That victory continues China's record of winning every diving gold medal on offer since their debut at the Asian Games in 1974...

Ai Fukuhara records an impressive opening match victory against China's Ding Ning in the women's team table tennis final ©AFP/Getty Images

Nick Butler"Into the fourth, and a 9-7 lead for Ding of China as a timeout is called by Japan. Ai Fukuhara comes back and wins a point, and another and another! A remarkable passage of play follows, with match points and game points saved - plus a Chinese timeout - before Fukuhara wins! 15-13 in the fourth for a 3-1 victory. Japan are leading China in the women's team final.
She did exactly what you have to do against the Chinese. Close to the table aggression, and hope a bit of luck goes your way... What a match we have in store now." - Nick finally allowed to fully enjoy the table tennis, and by the looks of things, he's doing just that. Great match!

Incheon 2014 gold medal14:45 There's another gold in the sailing and this one is a close.

It's another victory for South Korea, but boy was it tense. Changju Kim and Jihoon Kim finish third in the final 470 race to take gold by just a single point over Japan's Kazuto Doi and Kimihiko Imamura.

The Japanese lost this one in the penultimate race with a fourth place finish dropping them a two points behind the Koreans. A second place finish in the final race was not quite enough to pull level with their rivals as they are left to settle.

China's duo of Hao Lan and Wang Chao were a further 10 points afield in third.

14:40 Wang Qiang has taken the opening set in her women's tennis singles final with Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum.

Qiang sat 10 places below Kumkhum coming into this competition and was seeded second to her Thai opponent. A 6-3 scoreline went her way in the first set, however, so can she upset the odds here?

Wang Qiang of China wins the opening set against Kumkhum Luksika of Thailand in their women's singles tennis final ©AFP/Getty Images

14:35 Over at the Songdo LNG Baseball Stadium Japan have seen off China 4-1 in the opening match of the day, while Taiwan smashed South Korea 6-0 in the second.

The Philippines scored a whopping seven runs in the second innings in final match ofthe day, against Thailand, and look well on course for victory there. 

14:30 Back to the table tennis where Fukuhara takes the second game 11-9 to move 2-0 ahead of Ding Ning.

But then the fightback begins - of course it does, this is a Chinese table tennis player we are talking about - and Ding wins the third 11-3.

Incheon 2014 gold medal14:26 Over at the Wangsan Sailing Marina and South Korea's Jeemin Ha has struck gold in the laser men's one person dinghy. The defending Asian Games champion won seven of the 12 races on offer and, despite being disqualified in race number eight, is able to wipe that clean following a brilliant set of results elsewhere.

Malaysia's Khairulnizam Bin Mohd Afendy is safely in second with consistency apparent across all 12 races. It's not enough for gold, however, but keeps him well clear of Xinru Colin Cheng in third. 

14:22 The first of the day's diving finals is underway at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Cente with athletes in the women's synchronised 10m platform taking to the board.

China's duo of four-time Olympic champion and two-time defending Asian Games champion Chen Ruolin and 2013 wold champion Liu Huixia are the strong favourites to lift the title as they lead coming into the final dive. 

Behind them are North Korean Kim Unhyang and Song Namhyang.

Team table tennis finals underway

14:15 First up for China it is Ding Ning, the 2011 world champions who was singles runner-up at London 2012, facing Ai Fukuhara, Japanese Flagbearer at the Beijing 2008 Olympics whose best singles result was Asian Games bronze at Guangzhou 2010.

But Fukuhara has come out like the proverbial steam train, romping through the first set 11-6 and taking a lead in the second, pushing her opponent back from the table through sheer aggression! What was that about Japan having no chance?

Nick Butler"Right, an hour or so ago, I was sitting in an empty Suwon Gymnasium calmly wondering what I was going to do with myself for the next hour before the table tennis started...when news about the failed drugs test broke and I haven't looked up from my laptop since. It reminds me of being at the Winter Olympics watching the men's curling final when exactly the same thing happened. A failed doping test, some furious live blogging, and not much watching of Great Britain getting soundly beaten on that occasion... But I have now looked up and, to a crescendo of 'Gangnam Style', the players walk out and the women's final between Japan and China is about to begin!" - Nick enjoying an unexpectedly busy afternoon before the table tennis. 

Bowling golds for Singapore and South Korea

Incheon 2014 gold medal13:59 As well as medals for each contest, an overall "All-Events" medal is also awarded to the bowlers who achieve the highest scores across all the events they participate - so singles, doubles, trios and game of fives.

South Korea's Lee Nayoung earns gold in this category after picking up a total score of 5132. The South Korean is the 2013 world champion in both the trios and team of five, as well as the East Asian Games champion in these two events.

She beats Malaysia's Sin Li Jane and Singapore's Jazreel Tan who take silver and bronze respetively.

Incheon 2014 gold medal13:51 A quick dart back to the sport after that huge news, and there is delight for the Singapore bowling team. The sextet of Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng, Jazreel Tan, Joey Yeo, New Hui Fen and Daphne Tan have taken gold in the women's team of five competition.

Yes, you heard that right, players are allowed one substitute in the competition, meaning that even though Yeo played no part in the final, she still earns a medal as an additional player.

Singapore's total score of 6119 was 71 clear of second placed South Korea, who settle for silver.

Bronze is won by Indonesia on 5840.

OCA confirms stripping of gold medal for Tai Cheau Xuen

13:45 No comment from the Malaysian team or the athlete yet, though we will bring you information as soon as they do. The day after the rumours circulated that a, then unnamed, wushu player from the country had failed a test, Malaysian Chef de Mission Datuk Daniyal Balagopal Abdullah said a report into the athlete is currently being "scrutinised" as there appeared to be something amiss.

"They have given the report to us," he said, according the Rakyat Post. "We are making observations. So far, nothing has been done. This often happens when a country wins its first gold. They take an athlete for doping but the report takes a long time. We feel that something is not right."

But it is a major blow for the South East Asian country. Tai, the 2013 world nanquan champion who won a bronze medal in the all around event four years ago in Guangzhou, had won one of just three Malaysian golds so far here in Incheon. The other two, and now the only two, were won in squash, by the women's team and by Nicol David in the singles.

Her victory, coming so early in the Games, was greeted ecstatically back home, with Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak among those to tweet his congratulations.

It is, as far as I can see, the first time a wushu athlete has tested positive at the Asian Games.

13:38 The OCA has released a statement regarding the failed doping test of Tai Cheau Xuen, confirming the withdrawal of her medal...

"The Olympic Council of Asia wishes to announce that we have encountered the third anti-doping rule violation in this the 17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014, Korea.

"This involves an athlete, Ms. Tai, Cheau Xuen of Malaysia, a WUSHU athlete. Her urine specimen collected on 20 September 2014 (under Post-competition testing) was found to contain Sibutramine, a prohibited substance in the WADA Prohibited List 2014.  This substance is a specified stimulant under category S6b of the list.

"After due process according to the rules and procedures of the OCA, it has been determined that the above finding constitutes an anti-doping rules violation and as such the following sanctions has been taken:

"The Competitor has been disqualified from the competition as well as these Games and as such her accreditation cancelled and her medal withdrawn.

"These findings will now be forwarded to the competitor's national authorities , the International Federation of the sport concerned (Asian & International WUSHU Federations) and the World Anti-Doping Agency for further action on their part as per sanctions concerning eligibility."

Indonesia's silver medalist Juwita Niza Wa

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