By: Yang Chih-fang and Kay Liu
Taiwan is holding eight days of competition in 12 different sports at the National Sports Training Center's main site in Kaohsiung and shooting facility in Taoyuan to keep its Olympic-caliber athletes sharp in the absence of international tournaments, and badminton is one of the events on the schedule.
(Click here for the video of the final matches on Monday. Tai's match began at 2:13:46. Commentary in Chinese.)
To give Tai a workout, the competition organizers decided to pit her against fresh male opponents on consecutive days in the three-day badminton event, and it proved to be her undoing. [FULL STORY]