Hsiao Mei-yu grabs fourth medal in four events at Asian Games

09/29/2014 04:14 PM
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Cyclist Hsiao Mei-yu and her bronze medal won Monday.
Cyclist Hsiao Mei-yu and her bronze medal won Monday.

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwanese cyclist Hsiao Mei-yu finished third in the women's road race at the 2014 Asian Games on Monday, increasing her personal medal haul at the games in Incheon to four in four events.

Hsiao failed to defend the gold medal she won in the road race at the Asian Games in Guangzhou four years ago, but still managed a bronze medal in a sprint to the finish that saw Jutatip Maneephan of Thailand take gold and Thi That Nguyen of Vietnam grab silver.

Taiwan's Huang Ting-ying finished fifth.

For Hsiao, it was her fourth medal in South Korea. She teamed up with Huang to take bronze in the women's team sprint and with Huang and two others to win another bronze in the women's team pursuit.

She captured a gold medal in the women's omnium, a series of six events in which the best overall performer wins.

As of the afternoon of Sept. 28, Taiwan had won 7 gold, five silver and 12 bronze medals at Incheon and was seventh in the medal table behind China, South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea and Iran.

A total of 45 countries from around Asia are competing in the 17th Asian Games that opened on Sept. 19.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Jay Chen)


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