Asian Games 2014: Day 7 Results, Updated Medal Table and Incheon Schedule

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2014

Japan's Kanako Watanabe swims in the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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A packed Friday schedule saw swimming once again rank highly among Incheon's most entertaining events, while basketball also had its share of drama, a tumultuous 24 hours for Qatar's teams, in particular.

China continued to add to their already resounding lead at the top of the medal table, with victories coming in the pool and gymnastics, while South Korea remain a distant second, taking gold in bowling.

We provide updated medal standings and a look at some of those highlights to have taken place in the seventh day of competition.

2014 Asian Games Updated Medal Table
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1China914939179
2Korea313736104
3Japan304235107
4Kazakhstan891734
5DPR Korea67922
6Iran56415
7Chinese Taipei53715
8Hong Kong451726
9Mongolia43613
10Malaysia25613
11Qatar2013
12Myanmar2002
13Vietnam161825
14Singapore13711
15Kuwait1326
16India121417
17Thailand1089
18Pakistan1012
19Uzbekistan04812
20Indonesia0358
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Day 7's Medal Winners
EventGoldSilverBronze
Women's 50m FreestyleXinyi Chen (CHN)Miki Uchida (JPN)Yi Tang (CHN)
Men's 50m BreaststrokeDmitriy Balandin (KAZ)Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN)Sandeep Sejwal (IND)
Women's 200m BackstrokeSayaka Akase (JPN)Jie Chen (CHN)Thi Anh Vien Nguyen (VIE)
Men's 1500m FreestyleChinaJapanChina
Women's 200m Individual MedleyShiwen Ye (CHN)Kanako Watanabe (JPN)Miho Teramura (JPN)
Men's 4 x 100m Medley RelayChinaJapanSouth Korea
Women's Doubles BowlingSouth KoreaMalaysiaSouth Korea
Women's CricketPakistanBangladeshSri Lanka
Individual JumpingSangwuk Song (KOR)Tian Hua (CHN)Sire Bang (KOR)
Team JumpingSouth KoreaJapanHong Kong
Women's TrampolineDan Li (CHN)Xingping Zhong (CHN)Ayano Kishi (JPN)
Men's TrampolineDong Dong (CHN)Xiao Tu (CHN)Yasuhiro Ueyama (JPN)
25m Center Fire Pistol Men's TeamChinaIndiaSouth Korea
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women's TeamChinaSouth KoreaKazakhstan
10m Running Target Women's TeamChinaVietnamQatar
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women'sOlga Dovgun (KAZ)Mira Jeong (KOR)Jing Chang (CHN)
10m Running Target Women'sXue Yan Li (CHN)Li Su (CHN)Thi Anh Vien Nguyen (VIE)
Mixed TriathlonJapanSouth KoreaChina
Men's +105kg WeightliftingBehdad Salimikordasiabi (IRI)Yunan Ai (CHN)Shih Chien Chen (TPE)
Men's 105kg WeightliftingZhe Yang (CHN)Minjae Kim (KOR)Sardorbek Dusmurotov (UZB)
Women's +75kg WeightliftingLulu Zhou (CHN)Mariya Grabovetskaya (KAZ)Chitchanok Pulsabsakul (THA)
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A full schedule for the 2014 Asian Games can be found on the Asiad's official website.

Qatar Keep Basketball Dream Alive

Kin Cheung/Associated Press

It's been a roller-coaster period for the basketball ranks of Qatar, who—in the same 24-hour window of announcing that their women's team would withdraw from competition—saw their men produce an upset win over the Philippines.

BBC Sport confirmed that a ban on the hijab had forced Qatar's women to pull out of the basketball competition, and the sport's governing body FIBA released a statement, saying:

While certain groups have interpreted the provisions of the official basketball rules as a ban against the participation of players of certain faiths in basketball competitions, the uniform regulations are of a purely sporting nature.

Kin Cheung/Associated Press

Nevertheless, a men's side led by the talents of veteran Boney Watson managed to pull away from the Gilas Pilipinas threat, winning 77-68 thanks to a third quarter that saw them outscore their Filipino foes 20-12.

Qatar now pin all their basketball hopes on the men, hoping that a win over Kazakhstan on Saturday can pave the way to a place in the semi-finals.

Pakistan Triumph in Gold-Standard Cricket Climax

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 26: Pakistan players celebrate after dismissing Fahima Khatun of Bangladesh during the cricket  women's final match between Pakistan and Bangladesh on day seven of the 2014 Asian Games match at Yeonhui Cricket Ground on Se
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The women's cricket drew a mass amount of attention on Friday as Pakistan took down their Bangladeshi counterparts in a final that was unsurprisingly hyped with huge gusto.

The BBC's Ahmen Khawaja congratulated the victors on their gold medal, a victory which will be treated in Pakistan as being worth more than its value in the medal table:

However, it wasn't just the result or fixture itself that excited, but more the manner in which it came about, with Bangladesh looking in good shape for the win but ultimately wasting a huge opportunity.

Pakistan mounted a total of just 97-6 from their 20 overs, with Bangladesh' bowlers managing to limit their opponents. However, Pakistan's attack proved even more effective, reducing Bangladesh to 38 for 9.

The final two batsmen, though, managed to then score 42 runs in seven overs to create some drama, but it wasn't enough as Pakistan edged to a victory that the nation will hold with irrepressible pride.

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