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Taiwan roller skater tops world rankings in classic freestyle slalom

2018/12/04 19:08:49

Photo courtesy of the Affiliated High School of National Chengchi University

Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan's Chiu Yin-hsuan (邱映瑄) remains the world's best female roller skater in the category of classic freestyle slalom since she first climbed to the top of the world rankings compiled by the World Slalom Skaters Association (WSSA) in September.

The 18-year-old Chiu got her first gold medal in the 18th Asian Roller Skating Championship in South Korea in September. The victory pushed her world ranking to the top. She remained at the top of the WSSA World Ranking which was last updated in November.

The latest world ranking update shows that Chiu, a senior high school student in Taipei, is still the world's best roller skater in women's classic freestyle slalom.

When she first learned of her world No. 1 status in September, Chiu appeared very surprised. In a post on her Facebook page, she wrote that she could not believe she had made it to the world No. 1 ranking.

"It really deserves a new post (here) because I don't know how long can I hold this," she said.

(By Liang Pei-chi and Elizabeth Hsu)