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Taiwan comes 2nd in Asian Youth Athletics Championships

2017/05/23 21:41:11

Hsiang Chia-li (向嘉莉, left)

Bangkok, May 23 (CNA) Taiwanese athletes bagged 6 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals to rank second in overall medal haul at the Asian Youth Athletics Championships that ended in Bangkok on Tuesday.

On the final day, Hsiang Chia-li (向嘉莉) grabbed a gold in the girls' heptathlon with a total score of 4,985 points.

Lu Hao-hua (盧浩華) won a gold in the boys' 110-meter hurdles and Lin Ting-wei (林庭瑋) earned a gold in the girls' 100m hurdles.

Yang Po-en (陽伯恩) won the boy's shot put and Wu Wei-chiao (鄔惟喬) outshone her rivals in the girls' 5,000m walk.

The most impressive performance during the championships was by Liu Tsu-yuan (劉祖沅) who on Sunday fought through the pain to win the boys' decathlon title with 5,982 points.

China came first with 16 golds, 9 silvers and 5 bronzes. India was third with 5 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronzes.

More than 20 countries sent teams to take part in the second Asian Youth Athletics Championships that started last Saturday.

(By Liu Te-chang, Lee Chin-wei and S.C. Chang)
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