The 18th Asian games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta as hosts Indonesia dreamed of stepping up to host the Olympics in 2032.Thousands of athletes in ponchos marched in heavy rain at the galore bung karma stadium at the close of a two-week tournament featuring 40 sports.

China topped the medals table for the 10th games in succession, a streak stretching back to New Delhi 1982, with a runaway 132 gold medals.China won 289 medals including 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze.

Japan placed a distant second with total 205 medals including 75 gold, 56 silver and 74 bronze medals.South Korea remained third with 177 medals including 49 gold, 58 silver and 70 bronze medals.

Hosts Indonesia finished fourth with 31 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze medals.Uzbekistan and Iran remained fifth and sixth with 21 and 20 golds respectively.Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who became the first woman to six gold medals at a single games, was named the best athlete or most valuable player.

Indonesia has defied expectations to host a smooth games, which with 17,000 athletes and officials is second in size only to the Olympics.Pakistan bagged 4 bronze medals in the games. Pakistan won bronze medals in kabaddi, squash, karate and javelin throw.

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