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Korea’s Lee wins Asian Games pursuit in record time

South Korea's Lee Min Hye won the women's 3km individual pursuit at the 15th Asian Games on Monday, breaking her own record in the process and snapping China’s perfect winning streak over the past four games. Lee won in three minutes, 44.146 seconds, beating the record by 0.073 second. She had set the previous best on Sunday. "I feel like I'm flying in the sky. I want to continue beating the Asian record and join the world stage after this," Lee told the Xinhua news agency. "In the qualifying round, I beat the Chinese riders, so I have expected today's performance.” Li

Lee speeds to victory

Lee speeds to victory

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South Korea’s Lee Min Hye won the women’s 3km individual pursuit at the 15th Asian Games on Monday, breaking her own record in the process and snapping China’s perfect winning streak over the past four games.

Lee won in three minutes, 44.146 seconds, beating the record by 0.073 second. She had set the previous best on Sunday.

“I feel like I’m flying in the sky. I want to continue beating the Asian record and join the world stage after this,” Lee told the Xinhua news agency. “In the qualifying round, I beat the Chinese riders, so I have expected today’s performance.”

Li Meifang of China won silver in 3:45.870, while teammate Wang Li took the bronze in 3:49.489.

“I did not get used to the track because my main sport was on the road. I have not prepared well for this,” said Li. —The Associated Press contributed to this story