• Chinese speed skaters show their best form at the 2017 Asian Winter Games.

Chinese speed skaters show their best form at the 2017 Asian Winter Games. (Photo : Twitter)

China racked up six gold medals in the ongoing Asian Winter Games in Japan, positioning itself in third place on the medal tally.

Strong performance

The first gold came from cross-country skier Man Dandan, who bested the 1.3 km women's sprint race in just three hours, 48 minutes and 20 seconds on Saturday, CCTV reported.

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Later that day, snowboarder Zang Ruxin picked up the second gold from the women's slalom.

China's speed skating team also showcased their prowess, with Wu Dajing and Zang Yize grabbing top positions in the men's and women's 500-meter short track speed skating events respectively.

Gao Tingyu added another gold medal to the tally with his win at the 500-meter speed skating event, while the team of Wi Dajing, Han Tiyanyu, Ren Ziwei, and Xu Hongzhi brought in the sixth gold for the men's 500-meter short track speed skating relay.

Zang Ruxin also bagged the silver medal in the women's giant slalom, while Wu added another silver in the men's 1500 meters short track speed skating event.

Han Mei grabbed yet another silver in the women's 5,000-meter speedskating event. The women's team, meanwhile, also settled for silver in the 3,000-meter short track speed skating race.

China also bagged bronze medals in the women's giant slalom snowboarding, women's 1000 and 1500 -meters speed skating, women's 1500-meters short track speed skating, and women's team pursuit skating events.

Japan dominates

However, host country Japan also showed their winter sports dominance, staying on the top of the medal tally with 14 gold medals. 15, silvers, and 16 bronzes.

Speed skating star Nao Kodaira snatched two golds in the 500- and 1,000-meter speed skating events, USA Today reported. Takuro Oda and Miho Takagi also got top finishes in the men's 1,000-meter and women's 1,500-meter events, respectively.

Japan also took first place in the women's team pursuit competition.

South Korea is currently in second place with 14 golds, 12 silvers and 10 bronzes.