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Taiwan's Huang takes silver in badminton team relay at Youth Olympics

2018/10/13 17:02:36

Huang Yin-hsuan (黃映瑄)

Buenos Aires, Oct. 12 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Huang Yin-hsuan (黃映瑄) and her teammates came away with a silver medal Friday after the final of the relay competition at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, finishing second among the eight competing teams.

Huang's mixed team, dubbed Omega, was edged out 106-110 by team Alpha in a series of 10 matches that consisted of men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles, and men's and women's singles.

The mixed relay contest comprised eight teams -- named Alpha, Delta, Epsilon, Gamma, Omega, Sigma, Theta and Zeta - each made up of players of different nationalities.

Playing in the second match, Huang beat Maria Delcheva of Bulgaria 22-20 in the women's singles.

"At first, I took the international mixed contest as fun because you know basically nothing about your teammates or how good they can play," Huang said after the contest. "I never thought we could go this far, and in the end I learned that everyone has their own special skills."

Overall, Huang said, she was happy with the results, and that the greatest reward was getting to make friends with players of different nationalities.

The third Summer Youth Olympic Games, also called Buenos Aires 2018, is being held Oct. 6-18 in the Argentine capital, with 4,000 athletes aged 15-18 from 206 countries and areas competing in 32 events.

(By Hsieh Ching-wen and Ko Lin)