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World champion Li Bingjie underlined her supremacy in women's 400m freestyle at the Asian Games.

HANGZHOU, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's world champion Li Bingjie led all the way to win the women's 400m freestyle gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Tuesday.

Li, who secured two golds and two silvers at last Asiad in Jakarta, Indonesia, set a new Games record of 4:01.96 to clinch the crown.

Her compatriot Ma Yonghui, who is making her debut at the Asian Games, came second in 4:05.68. Japan's Waka Kobori took third place in 4:07.81.

Li also won bronze in this event at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 21-year-old said that besides a gold medal, she also hoped to finish under four minutes in the event.

"My biggest goal next year is to narrow the gap with Katie Ledecky," Li said.

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