Focus Taiwan App

ASIAN GAMES/Taiwan wins silver in men's 200m butterfly at Hangzhou Asian Games

09/29/2023 10:07 PM
To activate the text-to-speech service, please first agree to the privacy policy below.
Taiwan's "butterfly king" Eddie Wang Kuan-hung swims at his silver medal-winning men's 200m butterfly competition. CNA photo Sept. 29, 2023

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Taiwanese swimmer Eddie Wang Kuan-hung (王冠閎) won a silver medal in the men's 200m butterfly at the Hangzhou Asian Games, the first time in 25 years Taiwan won a medal in men's swimming at the Asian Games.

Wang clocked 1:54.53, beating the Olympic qualifying time of 1:55.78, and finished just behind Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Tomoru Honda of Japan, who set a new Asian Games Record of 1:53.15.

In third place was China's Chen Juner(陳俊兒), who finished with a time of 1:56.04.

Wang qualified for the final by finishing first in his heat, recording the third fastest time of 1:57.01 earlier Friday.

Taiwanese swimmer Eddie Wang Kuan-hung at the men
Taiwanese swimmer Eddie Wang Kuan-hung at the men's 200m butterfly. CNA photo Sept. 29, 2023

Prior to the Asian Games, Wang won silver in the men's 200m butterfly at the 2023 Chengdu Universiade in July with an Olympic qualifying time of 1:55.69, a feat he also achieved in May when winning gold at the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games 2023 with a time of 1:55.42.

Taiwan's last Asian Games medal in men's swimming was a bronze won by Wang's coach Huang Chih-yung (黃智勇) in the men's 100m freestyle at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.

(By Li Chien-chung and Bernadette Hsiao)


View All
We value your privacy.
Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. Click here to find out more about Focus Taiwan's privacy policy. When you close this window, it means you agree with this policy.