Taipei Universiade: Cheng sets record, wins javelin gold

LOSING MOMENTUM:Taiwan’s Yang Chun-han, winner of the men’s 100m earlier in the week, clocked 21.07 seconds in the 200m to finish in seventh place

Tipei Times
Date: Aug 27, 2017
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA

Cheng Chao-tsun (鄭兆村) yesterday added another gold medal to Taiwan’s tally at the

Taiwan’s Cheng Chao-tsun competes in the Taipei Summer Universiade men’s javelin final at the Taipei Stadium yesterday. Photo: CNA

Taipei Summer Universiade and set a Universiade javelin record of 91.36m, while Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚) failed to live up to expectations after winning the men’s 100m on Thursday, finishing seventh in the men’s 200m final.

At press time last night, the nation’s athletes had won 17 gold medals, 22 silvers and 14 bronzes.

Huang Shih-feng (黃士鋒) took bronze in the men’s javelin final with a score of 86.64, while Germany’s Andreas Emil Hofmann took silver.

Cheng’s throw broke the previous Universiade record set by Italy’s Marius Corbett in 1997.    [FULL  STORY]

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