28 Nov 2010

Gold for Myanmar as Asian Games close

9:11 am on 28 November 2010

China's biggest sporting spectacle since the 2008 Olympics came to a close on Saturday with fireworks and a flotilla of light-encrusted boats giving thousands of Asian Games athletes a memorable send-off.

Following the Olympics and the Shanghai Expo, the Games will almost certainly be hailed as another symbol of China's growing global clout and their athletes feted for topping the medal charts by a mile with a record haul of 199 golds.

There was late glory for military-ruled Myanmar with two final-day golds in the men's and women's doubles sepaktakraw.