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Hsiao Mei-yu bags gold in track cycling at Asian Games

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Hsiao Mei-yu hugs her coach after winning the omnium track cycling gold at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, yesterday.

Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Taiwan’s Hsiao Mei-yu (蕭美玉) struck gold in the track cycling yesterday, winning the women’s omnium, while rowers Wang Ming-hui (汪明輝) and Yu Tsung-wei (游宗威) claimed silver in the men’s double sculls at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Hsiao, whose father died when she was seven years old and whose mother left her shortly afterwards, used the prize money from her second-place finish in the women’s 500m time trial at the 2006 Games in Doha, Qatar, to repair her father’s grave.

Now she is a gold medalist after finishing second in the scratch race, third in the individual pursuit and winning the elimination race, the time trial, the flying lap and the final points race to tot up 227 points and relegating China’s Luo Xiaoling (羅曉玲) to second place in cycling’s multi-event discipline.

Wang and Yu completed the 2,000m in the final of the double sculls in 6 minutes, 29.11 seconds to collect silver behind Zhang Liang (張亮) and Dai Jun (戴軍) of China at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center.

In the archery, Taiwan’s compound women’s team defeated India 226-224 in their semi-final to guarantee at least a silver medal in the competition. They face South Korea in the final tomorrow after the hosts beat Iran 229-222.

In the compound women’s individual quarter-finals, 24-year-old Taiwanese archer Huang I-jou (黃逸柔) defeated Indonesia’s Dellie Threesyadinda 141-132 to set up a semi-final against South Korea’s Choi Bo-min tomorrow.

Taiwan’s Pan Cheng-tsung (潘政琮) took a one-shot lead after the first round of the men’s individual golf competition after carding a six-under 66, while the Taiwanese men also grabbed the joint lead in the team competition along with South Korea.

In the tennis, top seed and world No. 43 Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) took just 41 minutes to defeat Pakistan’s Aqeel Khan 6-0, 6-1 in the second round of the men’s singles, while fellow Taiwanese Wang Yeu-tzuoo (王宇佐) made short work of Yemen’s Ghassan Alansi, winning 6-2, 6-1.

In the second round of the women’s singles, Taiwan’s Hsu Chieh-yu (許絜瑜) defeated Hong Kong’s Wu Ho Ching (胡可澄) 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour, 23 minutes, while in the second round of the women’s doubles, top-seeded Taiwanese sisters Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) took just 46 minutes to see off Mongolian pairing Erdenesuren Erdenebat and Jargai Altansarnai 6-1, 6-1.

Lu then teamed up with Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) in the first round on the mixed doubles as the No. 7 seeds took just 36 minutes to defeat Mongolian duo Badrakh Munkhbaatar and Altansarnai 6-0, 6-1.

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