China's Sun Yang competes in the fast heat (final 2) of the men's 1500m freestyle swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon on September 26, 2014. Sun won gold. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU
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Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen set the seal on China's dominating pool performance at the Asian Games Friday, while Qatar's disappointed women's basketball team slipped out of South Korea in the dead of night with the row over their hijabs rumbling on.Ye, who like Sun won two golds in Guangzhou four years ago before taking two Olympic titles in London, finished the Asian Games with three gold medals after her victory in the 200 individual medley.Both Chinese swimmers will go into the Rio Olympics with high hopes of gold, as will Kazakh breaststroke machine Dmitry Balandin, who added the 50-meter title to the 100-meter and 200-meter crowns he won earlier in the competition.The London Olympics champion added 2 kilograms to the clean and jerk world record, hoisting 192 kilograms to win gold, and said she wanted to go out at the pinnacle of her sport in two years' time.The same cannot be said for the Qatari women's basketball team, however, who quit the competition after being denied permission to wear their hijabs. The players chose to forgo their Asian Games dreams rather than abide by the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) rules banning headgear.For the Asian Games and FIBA, it has become a big one.
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