88-year-old Taiwanese wins gold at Japan inventors fair

Taiwanese win 29 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 6 special awards

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/08
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

Hsieh Fa-lien (top left), the 88-year-old Taiwanese gold-medal inventor.(By Central News Agency)

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]

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