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Yang called as witness in taekwondo slander trial

By Liu Shih-yi  /  Staff Reporter

Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun (楊淑君) was summoned yesterday by the Taipei Prosecutors’ Office as a witness in Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Association (CTTA) chairman Angus Hsu’s (許安進) slander suit against former CTTA chairman Chen Chien-ping (陳建平).

Hsu is suing Chen after Chen alleged that Hsu pressured Yang to drop her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) over her Asian Games disqualification.

Yang was disqualified at last year’s Asian Games for allegedly placing extra electronic sensors on her socks. She appealed to the CAS, but on July 21 announced she would withdraw the appeal to focus on next year’s Olympics.

A source said Yang’s testimony would be the key to the case and would clarify why she dropped her CAS appeal.

The prosecutors’ office declined to comment on Yang’s remarks because the case is ongoing.

Yang’s agent, Yang Shu-chuan (楊淑娟), also declined to comment.

TRANSLATED BY JAKE CHUNG, STAFF WRITER

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