Fri, Aug 17, 2007 - Page 24 News List

Taiwan Sports Wrap

By Marc Langer  /  STAFF REPORTER

Russia's Alisa Kleybanoya serves to Estonia's Margit Ruutel in the final tennis match at the World University Games in Bangkok yesterday. Kleybanoya won the final 6-1,6-2.



Taiwan picked up another bronze medal at the World University Games in Thailand yesterday when first seed Chuang Chih-yuan lost to China's Gao Xin 1-4 in the men's singles table tennis semi-finals.

Chuang got off to a promising start when he pulled out to an early lead to take the first game 11-9. But Gao managed to turn the tide and take the next four games in a row 11-9, 11-7, 13-11, 11-8.

Despite earning the bronze, Chuang said that he played terribly.

He said that his performance has been up and down lately, playing well one game and making mistakes the next.

Coach Tu Mei-hua said that Chuang wasn't able to keep up with Gao's fast pace, and that he played too stiff, with his forehand attack always going to Gao's forehand.

The medal was Taiwan's second table tennis bronze of the tournament, to go along with two silvers and a gold.


The men's basketball squad also had a rough day when it suffered yet another walloping, this time at the hands of the Australians 106-66.

Tomorrow the Taiwanese side will play the Czech Republic for 19th place.

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