OLYMPICS/Huang 'honored' to win Taiwan's first Olympic medal in boxing
Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (黃筱雯) was visibly emotional after securing Taiwan's first Olympic boxing medal on Wednesday, telling reporters how much the medal means to her and that she feels "extremely honored."
Huang won bronze despite falling to world No. 2 Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey in one of the flyweight semifinal bouts on Wednesday, as boxers defeated in all weight class semifinals at the Olympics receive bronze medals.
Huang, a first-time Olympian, scored lower than Cakiroglu in all three rounds, and lost in a unanimous 5-0 decision.
The 23-year-old was visibly emotional after the match, telling reporters that she felt she could have done better.
"I was too nervous," Huang said. "Even though (Cakiroglu) is shorter, she exuded more confidence."
Huang's long-time coach Liu Tsung-tai (劉宗泰) said that Huang wasn't able to control her speed as well as her opponent, but he was still proud of her performance at her first Summer Games.
It's been tough for Huang, who is 1.76 meters tall, to maintain her competition weight of 48-51 kg, Lin said, and he wants her to have some time off after returning to Taiwan.
"And then we'll start over," he said.
Huang began crying again on hearing Lin's words, saying that the medal is very meaningful to her, as it is Taiwan's first ever boxing medal at the Olympics.
"I feel extremely honored to be able to bring this glory to Taiwan," she said.
With Huang's bronze, Taiwan has won 11 medals at the Tokyo Games -- two gold, four silver and five bronze -- the country's highest total ever.
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