Mon, Aug 13, 2007 - Page 20 News List

Taiwan increases University Games medal haul to nine

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

Taiwan increased its haul to three gold, two silver and four bronze medals on Saturday at the World University Games in Bangkok, helping Taiwan secure 12th place in the overall standings.

Taiwanese athletes performed well in the taekwondo events, snatching three gold, one silver and three bronze as of yesterday, the fourth day of the games, two days after Lin An-ni (林安妮) earned the first gold for Taiwan.

Doha Asian Games gold medalist Su Li-wen (蘇麗文) took gold in the women's 63kg event after defeating Croatian Josipa Kusanic, while Tseng Ching-hsiang (曾敬翔) lost to Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed in the men's under-67kg class to take silver and Hsiao Wan-tien (蕭婉恬) lost 7-3 to South Korea's Lin Su-jeong in the women's under-59kg class to take bronze.

Taiwan also took bronze in the badminton team event after losing to the host Thailand 3-0 in the semi-final.

In tennis, Taiwanese player Chan Chin-wei (詹謹瑋) advanced past the women's third round by defeating her French rival 6-0 and 6-2, while Chen Ti (陳迪) and Chuang Chia-jung (莊佳容) also advanced in the mixed doubles.

In the archery competition, the Taiwanese women's squad secured fourth place, while Chen Shih-wei won second in the men's individual double trap shooting. Taiwan is in second place in the men's trap team competition.

Meanwhile, the Taiwanese women's softball team overpowered South Africa 18-2 to reach the next round.

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