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Taiwan grabs two more taekwondo medals at Summer Universiade

2019/07/10 15:29:43

Chen Yu-chuang (right) Photo courtesy of the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation (CTUSF)

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athletes won two more medals at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples on Tuesday, grabbing a bronze in the men's welterweight division and a silver in the women's featherweight division.

Liu Wei-ting (劉威廷), who represented Taiwan in the welterweight (under 80kg) division at the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 Asian Games, won bronze after losing a semifinal bout against Seif Eissa of Egypt 12-5.

Liu had to win two of his first three bouts in an extra round just to reach the semifinals and his battle against Eissa, who is ranked seventh in the world in the 80 kg category.

Chen Yu-chuang (陳宥庄) won silver in the women's featherweight (under 57 kg) division by reaching the final before losing to Kim Yu-jin of South Korea 15-2.

Chen also represented Taiwan in the same weight class at the 2017 Universiade but was knocked out in the quarter-finals by the eventual silver medalist.

The two medals brought Taiwan's total haul in the sport at this year's Universiade to six after winning four silver medals in the non-contact poomsae events.

(By Lon Bo-an and Hsu Tzu-ling)
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