Taiwan’s Tang Chia-hung on Sunday claimed a gold medal in the men’s high bar competition at the International Gymnastics Federation World Challenge Cup in Paris.
The gymnast, who is to turn 27 on Saturday, finished the high bar event with a winning total of 14.950 points, scoring 6.300 for difficulty and 8.650 for execution.
“[I’m] pleased to see the good outcome after two legs,” Tang’s coach Wang Shih-hang said after the event. “This means we’re headed in the right direction.”
Photo courtesy of Wang Shi-hang
Wang said he hoped the competition in Paris, which followed Tang’s recent participation in the World Challenge Cup in Turkey, had helped the gymnast return to form after a foot injury earlier this year.
Tang, a 2018 Jakarta Asian Games gold medalist, had been out of competition for about five months after he tore his left Achilles tendon in February.
He will not participate in next week’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, because his coaching team thinks he is not mentally prepared for the intense pressure of that competition following his injury.
With the completion of the Paris competition, he was to return to Taiwan and prepare for the National Games in Tainan next month.
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