Sun holds his medal on the podium after winning the men’s 800m freestyle final. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue )
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Sun Yang won his second gold medal in as many nights at the Asian Games and this time he was rewarded with the raising of a red flag. Sun set an Asian Games record to win the 800-meter freestyle in seven minutes, 48.36 seconds Monday, staying on course in his quest for gold medals in every freestyle event from the 200-meters to the 1,500-meters in Jakarta.There was no repeat after Sun had beaten Shogo Takeda of Japan by nearly five seconds in the 800 .The rivalry between China and Japan in the pool is intense, and the countries had seven swimming gold medals apiece after two days.Japan held on to win the men's 4x200-meter relay in a games record time to cap off the night, holding off Sun's Chinese team and a Singapore quartet led by Joseph Schooling.China lead the medal standings with 15 gold medals, seven more than Japan.
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