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Asian Games: Japan wraps up games with gold in mixed triathlon relay

PALEMBANG, Indonesia (Kyodo) -- Japan wrapped up its Asian Games campaign with another gold medal on Sunday, the final day of the quadrennial multisport event, after defending its title in the mixed triathlon relay.

The team of Yuka Sato, Jumpei Furuya, Yuko Takahashi and Yuichi Hosoda claimed the final gold on offer at the games after crossing the line in 1 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds in Palembang.

South Korea finished 2 minutes, 22 seconds after Japan for runner-up, while Hong Kong took bronze.

The event, in which four athletes race in a relay that features swimming, biking and running, will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Japan has dominated triathlon competition at the 16-day Asian Games. Furuya won the men's individual event on Saturday, while Takahashi struck gold in the women's event Friday.

Japan won the event at the previous Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.

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