A general view of the closing ceremony of the 11th Chinese National Games in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, October 28, 2009. Five world records, along with 16 Asian records and 39 national records were renewed at the national event that was shadowed by three doping scandals despite of organisers' pledge of serious punishment upon violations.
The 11th Chinese National Games came to a successful close on Wednesday after 13 days of fierce competition with the host Shandong topping the medals table.
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao officially closed the Games amid a frugal ceremony held in the newly-built Olympic Sports Complex.
The final overall medals table reads Shandong on 63 golds, followed by the Chinese Army on 49 and Jiangsu on 48.5.
The Games, billed as China's mini-Olympics, was a true sports extravaganza as five world records, along with 16 Asian records and 39 national records were broken.
"The athletes put on a great show by creating a set of records and many hopefuls came of age at the Games," said Liu Peng, director of the State General Administration of Sports (SGAS) and president of the Games' organizing committee.