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Taiwan team in high spirits as Asian Games to open tomorrow
亞運會開幕在即 台灣隊名將出擊

People dress up as mascots for the Asian Games in a parade to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the games in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 13.

Photo: AFP

The 18th Asian Games open tomorrow in Jakarta, Indonesia. World Weightlifting Championships gold medalist Kuo Hsing-chun, who broke the world record last year, will carry the flag of the Taiwan team at the opening ceremony, becoming Taiwan’s first female flag bearer for the Asian Games in the 20 years since 1998.

A total of 588 Taiwanese athletes will take part in the Games, including the world’s top ranked female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying, Asian record holding javelin thrower Cheng Chao-tsun and Taipei Universiade pommel horse gold medalist Lee Chih-kai. Unfortunately, renowned weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching — Taiwan’s only two-time Olympic gold medalist — withdrew from the team after announcing her retirement due to a knee injury.

The quadrennial Asian Games will take place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2 in both Jakarta and Palembang, with over 15,000 athletes from 45 countries competing in Asia’s largest sports event. Electronic sports will also be featured at the event for the first time as a demonstration sport, with six video games included.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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