Taiwanese wins bronze in women's 100-meter dash at Deaflympics

05/09/2022 05:10 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration
Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) Taiwanese Hsu Le (許樂) took a bronze medal in the women's 100-meter sprint at the Deaflympics in Caxias do Sul on Sunday, clinching Taiwan's first track and field medal at the games.

The 19-year-old Hsu won the event in 12.31 seconds, slightly off the 12.18 seconds she achieved earlier in the day in the semifinal round. That run set a world record for the U20 Deaflympics in the 100-meter dash, beating the previous record of 12.23 seconds.

The games in Brazil is Hsu's first international competition.

Prior to the Deaflympics, she had already broken the deaf world record in the women's 100m hurdles with a time of 13.19 seconds during the biennial National Athletics Championships in New Taipei in 2020.

Hsu is also competing in the women's 200m dash and the 100m hurdles.

Her medal Sunday brought Taiwan's total medal count in Brazil to two silver and four bronze.

Meanwhile, Taiwanese shooters Kao Ya-ju (高雅茹) and Liao Juei-ju (廖瑞友) lost to their South Korean opponents 16-4 in the air pistol mixed team bronze medal match on Sunday.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin)

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