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.
PHOTO: WANG YI-SUNG, TAIPEI TIMES
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.
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
TUESDAY, DEC. 8
Bowling Doubles Men
Silver: Cheng Hsing-chao,
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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