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China became only the third country to win more than 100 gold medals at a single edition of the Paralympic Games, celebrating nine more victories in Rio. Seven of those on Saturday came in athletics with two each in table tennis and swimming as China ended the day with 105 gold, 81 silver and 51 bronze medals.

The United States and Britain are the only other nations to achieve a century of gold medals at a single Paralympics. Both did so at the 1984 Games in New York, when the US claimed 136 victories and Britain 107.

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China's Zheng Jin smashed her own world record to win gold in the 1,500 metres T11 final at the Rio Paralympics.

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Defending champion Zhu Yuling of China crashed out of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour China Open after losing to Yang Haeun of South Korea 3-4 in the women's singles quarter-finals here on Saturday.

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Huang Wenpan celebrated his fourth victory in Rio's pool as China added another nine golds to its Paralympic Games medal tally. Huang shattered the world record to win the 200m freestyle S3 final in three minutes and 9.04 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Thursday, reports Xinhua. The 21-year-old's time was 7.41 seconds faster than the previous record set by his countryman Li Hanhua in 2010.

Despite his extraordinary time, Huang was pushed to the limit by Ukraine's Dmytro Vynohradets, who grabbed silver, just 0.73sec behind. Li took bronze in 3:23.10.

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China's Wang Jun broke the world record to clinch her first Paralympic gold medal in the women's shot put event at the Rio Paralympic Games.

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China's Li Guizhi set a new world record to win gold in the women's 50m freestyle S11 at the Rio Paralympics. The 23-year-old, who is visually impaired, clocked 30.73 seconds on Monday to beat the previous record held by Liesette Bruinsma of the Netherlands.

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China's Pan Shiyun smashed his own world record to win gold in the men's 50m butterfly S7 at the Rio Paralympics. Pan touched the wall in 28.41 seconds to beat the previous mark of 29.49 on Monday, which he set last year.

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