Hurdler Chen Chieh ‘surprised’ by AAA Grand Prix win

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/30
By: Lee Chin-wei and S.C. Chang

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Taiwanese athlete Chen Chieh (陳傑) said he was surprised by his 49.67-seconds win of the 400-meter hurdle race in the first ever Asia Athletic Association’s Grand Prix meet in Taiwan Sunday.

“I was expecting just to break the 50-seconds mark to qualify for the Asian Athletics Championships,” he told the media after winning the event in Taipei.

His fellow countryman Yu Chia-hsuan (余嘉軒) also qualified for the championships after registering 50.45, beating the 50.50 threshold for the event.

Another Taiwan athlete, Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚), finished the 200-m sprint in 20.78 seconds in the semifinal, also beating the Asia championships threshold of 21.02 seconds.    [FULL  STORY]

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