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China's Song Maodang broke the world record to clinch the gold in the men's 100m butterfly S8 at the Rio Paralympics. Song touched the wall in 59.19 seconds, beating the previous record of 1:00.45 set by Australia's Peter Leek in 2010 on Friday.

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China won five gold medals in the pool as they extended their lead at the top of the medal standings at the Rio Paralympics. The Asian nation also secured four gold medals in athletics, two in cycling and one each in shooting and powerlifting to finish with 20 gold medals on Friday.

Britain were second in the standings with 12 gold medals and Ukraine were third with seven.

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China's Olympic medallists along with a 64-member delegation led by Minister of the General Administration of Sports Liu Peng landed in Hong Kong on Saturday for a three-day trip to the city, which includes sports demonstrations, a visit to an elderly people's home and meetings with aspiring athletes.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders on Thursday met the Chinese Olympics contingent returning from the Rio Games at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Xi said the Chinese athletes and coaches have demonstrated the Olympic spirit and the spirit of Chinese sports with their brilliant performances at the Rio Olympic Games and they have brought glory to the country and helped raise the nation's confidence.

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China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-metre platform event at the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.

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Second seeded Chen Long of China defeated top seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles event of the badminton competition at the ongoing Rio Olympics here on Saturday.

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Fourth seeded Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat reigning champion Lin Dan to grab a bronze medal in the men's singles event of the badminton competition at the ongoing Rio Olympics here on Saturday.

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