Taiwan wraps up competition at Tokyo Paralympics

09/04/2021 05:42 PM
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Badminton player Fang Jen-yu. Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration
Badminton player Fang Jen-yu. Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration

Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Fang Jen-yu (方振宇) suffered two defeats in a day on Saturday, wrapping up Taiwan's campaign at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The 22-year-old Taiwanese player first played Cheah Liek Hou (謝儮好) of Malaysia in the men's SU5 semifinals, with the Malaysian winning 15-21, 21-10, 21-16.

Fang then contested the bronze medal match against world No. 3 Suryo Nugroho of Indonesia, who took home the medal with a 21-16, 21-9 victory.

Fang told reporters after the matches that he still has much to learn, from the sophisticated and skillful way his two opponents played.

He said he is happy to have been able to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which included badminton for the first time and hopes to win a medal at a major event in the future.

Fang was the last of the 10 Taiwanese athletes competing at the Tokyo Paralympics, which holds its closing ceremony Sunday.

Taiwan won one medal at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, a bronze that went to table tennis player Tien Shiau-wen (田曉雯) in the women's class 10 event.

Ten Taiwanese athletes competed in six sports in Tokyo -- table tennis, badminton, powerlifting, standing javelin throw, swimming and judo.

(By Lung Po-an and Kay Liu)

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