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Taiwan's Huang Yun-wen wins taekwondo gold at Asian Games

2014/09/30 17:53:55

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Huang Yun-wen of Taiwan outlasted Yoon Jeong-yeon of host South Korea in the women's under-53 kilogram division to win an Asian Games gold medal in taekwondo on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Huang held on to defeat her slightly more experienced opponent 4-2, a three-point kick to the face in the first round the difference in the three-round bout.

Down 3-0 after the first round, Yoon responded with one-point kicks in the second round and early in the third and final round.

But Huang scored a point of her own midway through to give herself a two-point cushion, and she adeptly kept the South Korea at bay in the final minute and a half to secure gold, Taiwan's eighth at the Asian Games.

Earlier, Sun Nuei-ning of Taiwan captured bronze in the women's under-49kg division after being edged out by Sonkham Chanatip of Thailand 4-3 in the semifinals.

Sun held a 3-0 lead heading into the final round, but lost when she was tagged with a three-point kick to the head and assessed a penalty point.

Sonkham went on to defeat Li Zhaoyi of China 10-3 in the gold medal bout.