Wed, Dec 09, 2009 - Page 20 News List

S Korea dominate final day of taekwondo in HK

AP , HONG KONG

Taiwan’s Wu Ming-chieh, right, delivers a roundhouse kick to South Korean Cha Dong-min in the final bout of the men’s 84kg and over taekwondo at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong yesterday.

PHOTO: WANG YI-SUNG, TAIPEI TIMES

South Korea wrapped up the taekwondo competition at the East Asian Games with a clean sweep of the six gold medals awarded yesterday.

The South Koreans won in the men’s 78kg and under, the women’s 67kg and under, the men’s 84kg and under, the women’s 72kg and under, the men’s 84kg and over and the women’s 72kg and over categories.

GOLD RUSH

After dominating on the first two days of the event, South Korea finished with an impressive 13 of the 16 taekwondo golds offered.

Elsewhere, Japan picked up gold in the women’s 10m air rifle and men’s doubles bowling.

China’s Li Ping clinched gold in women’s 53kg weightlifting by hoisting a combined weight of 215kg.

TAIWANESE

Taiwan’s Yang Nien-hua and Cheng Hsing-chao won silver in the men’s doubles bowling event, while Cheng Chao-yu and Fang Chih-nan took the bronze.

In taekwondo, Taiwan took three silvers: Chuang Chia-chia in the women’s 72kg and under, Sun Ai-chi in the women’s 72kg and over and Wu Ming-chieh in the men’s 84kg and over.

Taiwan also won three bronzes in taekwando. Hsu Wan-yen will be bringing home a bronze for the women’s 67 and under, Yuan Ming-che in the men’s 84kg and under and Hsu Cheng-hung in the men’s 78 and under.

In weightlifting, Taiwan’s Wu Tsung-ling won bronze in the men’s 69kg event.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY STAFF WRITER

Yesterday’s Taiwanese medalists

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

Bowling Doubles Men

Silver: Cheng Hsing-chao,

Yang Nien-hua

Bronze: Cheng Chao-yu, Fang Chih-nan

Taekwondo -72 kg Women

Silver: Chuang Chia-chia

Taekwondo +72 kg Women

Silver: Sun Ai-chi

Taekwondo +84 kg Men

Silver: Wu Ming-chieh

Taekwondo -67 kg Women

Bronze: Hsu Wan-yen

Taekwondo -84 kg Men

Bronze: Yuan Ming-che

Taekwondo -78 kg Men

Bronze: Hsu Cheng-hung

Weightlifting 69 kg Men

Bronze: Wu Tsung-ling


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