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Updated: December 9, 2009 17:21 IST

China wins volleyball gold at East Asian Games

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Akitomo Kanamaru of Japan, right, spikes the ball in front of Yu Dawei of China at the men's volleyball final of the East Asian Games in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. China won 3-2. Photo: AP.
Akitomo Kanamaru of Japan, right, spikes the ball in front of Yu Dawei of China at the men's volleyball final of the East Asian Games in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. China won 3-2. Photo: AP.

China beat Japan to win the men’s volleyball gold at the East Asian Games on Wednesday.

Four Chinese players were in double digits in the close 3-2 victory.

The two nations were to face off for the women’s volleyball gold medal later Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Japan sewed up men’s tennis gold, with both Tatsuma Ito and Yuichi Sugita winning their semifinals. Chinese and Taiwanese pairings moved into the men’s doubles final.

In squash, Hong Kong won the women’s team competition, beating Japan and adding to its gold in the men’s and women’s singles.

In weightlifting, North Korea’s Pak Hyon Suk won the women’s 63-kilogram title and South Korea’s Kim Kwang-hoon took out the men’s 77-kilogram category.

Eight more golds were in contention at the pool later on Wednesday.

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