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Taiwan wins three more taekwondo silvers at Universiade

2019/07/09 14:11:38

Taiwanese taekwondo athletes Lee Chieh-yu (left) and Chen Po-kai / photo from

Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athletes bagged three more silver medals in poomsae events at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples on Monday, clinching the medals in the women's team, men's team and mixed pair competitions.

Chen Po-kai (陳柏凱), Lee Cheng-kang (李晟綱) and Huang Sheng-peng (黃聖鵬) finished with a men's team score of 7.120 to take second place to a team from South Korea, which took gold with a score of 7.82.

Su Chia-en (蘇佳恩), Chen Yi-hsuan (陳以瑄) and Lee Chieh-yu (李婕瑜) grabbed a silver medal in the women's team poomsae with a total score of 6.99, while South Korea snatched gold with a score of 7.240.

Meanwhile, Chen Po-kai (陳柏凱) and Lee Chieh-yu (李婕瑜) won another silver in the mixed pair poomsae competition with a final score of 7.45, 0.18 behind the gold medal-winning performance of the South Korean team.

The three silvers Monday came after Su won an individual poomsae silver Sunday.

Poomsae, a non-contact form of taekwondo, is performed by following systematic movements in sequence against an imaginary opponent or multiple opponents.

It consists of movements using the hands and feet to block, punch, strike, thrust and kick.

The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation, and is held every two years. It was held in Taipei in 2017.

(By Lung Po-an and Chi Jo-yao)