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UNIVERSIADE: Taiwan's Cheng wins record-breaking gold in javelin

2017/08/26 21:04:15

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Cheng Chao-tsun (鄭兆村) on Saturday won the gold medal in the men's javelin at the Taipei Universiade, with a throw of 91.36 meters, a new Asian record, breaking the previous record of 89.15 meters set by Chinese athlete Zhao Qinggang in 2014.

Cheng's 91.36m also broke the Universiade record of 86.50 meters.

Taiwan's Huang Shih-feng (黃士峰) won bronze in the event with a personal best of 86.64 meters.

Germany's Andreas Hofmann took silver with a personal best of 91.07 meters.

(By Christie Chen; click here for the updated story)