Taiwan bags sixth taekwondo silver medal at Universiade

07/11/2019 01:03 PM
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Taiwanese taekwondo Jhuang Tien-yu / photo from facebook.com/CTUSFSSU
Taiwanese taekwondo Jhuang Tien-yu / photo from facebook.com/CTUSFSSU

Taipei July 11 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Jhuang Tien-yu (莊天羽) bagged the country's sixth taekwondo silver at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples Wednesday.

Jhuang, representing Taiwan at the Universiade for the first time, grabbed silver in the women's flyweight (under 49 kg) division in the final, taking second place to Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand 17-0. Wongpattanakit is the double world champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, and ranks first in the women's 49 kg category.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's Chuang Kuan-yu (莊貫渝) also won a bronze medal in the women's welterweight (under 67 kg) division Wednesday, bringing Taiwan's total haul in the sport at this year's Universiade to six silvers and two bronzes.

Altogether at the 2019 Universiade in Naples, Taiwan has bagged five golds, 10 silvers and six bronzes so far, ranking eighth in the medal list.

(By Wu Hsieh-chang and Hsu Tzu-ling)ENDITEM/J

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