Monday, November 22, 2010

Wong wins controversial road race at Asian Games

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - Veteran Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kam Po has won a controversial men's road race at the Asian Games after the original first-place finisher, Park Sung-baek of South Korea, was relegated to 19th for interference in the closing meters.
Park was initially placed first in a photo finish over Wong, both in a time of 4 hours, 14 minutes, 54 seconds.
But Park appeared to swing wide to his left in the final stages of the 9-lap, 180-kilometer race, and Wong signaled with his hand in the air immediately and again as he crossed the finish line to claim interference.
The judges agreed, and Wong was given the gold. Takashi Miyazawa of Japan was moved from third to second to get the silver, and Zou Rongzi of China got the bronze.

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