Taiwanese win 29 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 6 special awards
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 88-year-old man who took part for the first time was one of 29
Taiwanese gold-medal winners at a creativity fair in Tokyo, reports said Saturday.
The 31st edition of the World Genius Convention and Education Expo also saw 17 Taiwanese win silver and six win a special prize, putting Taiwan at the top of the ranking per country.
Hsieh Fa-lien (謝發連) studied at a middle school in Taiwan when the island was still a Japanese colony. Watching airplanes and fixing scooters were evidence of his early interest in mechanics.
The invention that brought him gold in his first-ever international competition was a rust-free piece of machinery that you can put under a pillow to regulate its height and angle, reports said. In addition, the metal feels cool and fresh, which makes it suitable for Taiwan’s hot summers, according to Hsieh. [FULL STORY]