China make splash in the pool
China's Sixin Tan jumps before Japanese flags as she competes to take the gold medal in the Women's Floor Exercise final event of the 6th East Asian Games in Tianjin on October 14, 2013
Home swimmers won six of the eight races at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium to push China on to 128 golds, more than the other eight teams put together, one night before the curtain falls.
Ning Zetao and Yi Tang locked up the men's and women's 50m sprints, and Chen Xinyi showed she could follow double Olympic champion Ye Shiwen by winning the women's 400m individual medley.
Ye, 17, won the 200m individual medley on Friday but was not competing in the shorter race.
China's Ha Sinan won the women's 200m butterfly, Yun Hao took the 400m free and the home quartet of Fu Yuanhui, Shi Jinglin, Lu Ying and Qiu Yuhan rounded off the swimming events with victory in the 4x100m medley relay.
Chinese gymnasts also starred on the last night of proceedings at Tianjin Gymnasium, snaring four of the five titles on offer.
Liu Rongbing, who earlier won the men's parallel bars, just missed out on making it an all-Chinese night when he finished second behind Japan's Yusuke Tanaka in the horizontal bar event.
Japan won five out of seven karate finals on Monday but only two judo events out of the six contested. However, Japan beat South Korea 4-2 to win the baseball competition.
And Taiwan stole China's thunder in a gripping men's basketball final when they came from behind to win by just three points, 82-79.
The 11-day multi-sport event, with an emphasis on frugality -- an apparent nod towards China's crackdown on big-spending and corruption among officials -- wraps up on Tuesday.
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