Multiple records fall at National Athletics Championships

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/06/2020
By: Lung Po-an, Huang Chiao-wen and Kay Liu

The women’s 100m hurdles. CNA photo Dec. 4

New Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) The biennial National Athletics Championships, which took place on Friday and Saturday in New Taipei, saw several record breaking performances by Taiwanese athletes.

Javelin thrower Cheng Chao-tsun (鄭兆村), who has already secured his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics next year, broke the championship record to take home a gold medal with a throw of 85.54 meters.

The 27-year-old Cheng said his coach would only allow him three throws because of a sore left foot caused by jogger's heel and he only took two of those.

Javelin thrower Cheng Chao-tsun. CNA photo Dec. 5, 2020

The winning throw was a significant improvement on his recent efforts of 79.48 meters and 77.02 meters at events in October and November, respectively.    [FULL  STORY]

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