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Taiwan women's poomsae team wins bronze at 2018 Asiad

2018/08/19 19:55:18

Image taken from MOE SPORTS Youtube channel

Jakarta, Aug. 19 (CNA) Taiwan bagged its fourth medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia on Sunday, clinching a bronze in the women's team taekwondo poomsae event.

Chen Yi-hsuan (陳以瑄), Chen Hsiang-ting (陳湘婷) and Lin Kan-yu (林侃諭) finished with a team score of 7.650 to take third place, narrowly losing to Thailand, which scored 7.950.

Chen Hsiang-ting (陳湘婷, left), Chen Yi-hsuan (陳以瑄, second left), Lin Kan-yu (林侃諭, second right) and Chen Ching (陳靖, right)

The Philippines also won a bronze in the event after losing to South Korea 7.110-8.020 in the semifinals. South Korea went on to record a narrow loss in the finals to Thailand, who earned a gold medal with 8.210 over Korea's 8.200.

It was Taiwan's second bronze in the taekwondo poomsae event, following Chen Ching (陳靖) clinching bronze in the men's individual category earlier in the day.

Chen Ching (陳靖)

Chen finished with 8.480 points after he was outscored by Bakhtiyar Koorosh of Iran, who gained 8.570 points.

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.

As of Sunday evening, Taiwan won a total of four medals at the Asian Games -- one shooting gold, two taekwondo bronzes, and one wushu bronze.

(By Lung Po-an and William Yen)