Taiwan weightlifters win medals at world championships

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/05
By: Edward Tsao and William Yen

Anaheim, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan won a total of two gold medals and two silvers at the 2017 International

Photo taken from INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION website (iwf.net)

Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California, which concluded Monday.

Taiwanese Olympic medalist Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) who competed in the women’s 58-kilogram (kg) weight class won a silver in the snatch at 105 kg, a gold in the clean and jerk with a lift of 135 kg and another gold in the combined lift with a total of 240 kg.

Taiwan’s Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨) who competed in the women’s 53 kg weight class sustained an elbow injury when attempting her third snatch, but completed a lift of 93 kg during her second lift which won her a silver medal.

Photo shows Hsu’s elbow injury/photo courtesy of Tsai Wen-yi (蔡溫義)

A total of 11 contestants from Taiwan participated in the competition.

Taiwan’s weightlifting team coach Tsai Wen-yi (蔡溫義) claimed that the spotlight at the 2015 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston distracted many contestants, resulting in poorer performances.
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