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