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Taiwanese Olympic medalist goes on tour of London

2012/08/11 18:48:04

London, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Tseng Li-cheng left the Olympic Village on Friday for a tour of London after a night of celebrating her bronze medal win at the Games.

Standing at Stratford International Station near the athletes' village, a drowsy looking Tseng told Taiwanese reporters that she was indeed "very sleepy."

She also said it was the first time she had left athletes' village for any purpose other than training and was about to take a tour of the city.

Tseng said her training started Aug. 3, the day after she arrived in London for the first time. Although the training venue was outside the Olympic Village, there was no time for sightseeing before the women's under-57 kg taekwondo competition, she said.

Tseng beat Suvi Mikkonen of Finland 14-2 to take a bronze medal Thursday, a second medal for Taiwan in the London Olympics and its first ever in that category.

Asked about her sports career plans, Tseng said she had not yet had time to think that far.

"Now I just want to get some rest," said the 25-year-old, who was competing in her first Olympic Games after closely missing a place on Taiwan's Olympic taekwondo team in 2004 and 2008.

She is the first Taiwanese woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the taekwondo under 57kg category.

(By Lung Po-an and Elizabeth Hsu)
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