SILVER STARS:Chen Yu-wei won silver in the men’s taolu, while Chen Yi-ying did so in women’s taolu and the rhythmic gymnastics team in the group competition
Date: Aug 29, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
A minor case of heat stroke yesterday did not deter Chan Jung-jan (詹詠然) as she and
her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) won a much-anticipated gold medal in women’s doubles, beating Thai opponents Varatchaya and Varunya Wongteanchai in two straight sets.
The Chan sisters took the first set 6-1 in less than one hour, breaking their opponents’ serves in the fourth and sixth games.
However, Chan Jung-jan called for medical treatment during the break between the first and second sets, and medical staff sought to reduce her body temperature.
Despite an apparent decline in strength, Chan Jung-jan and her sister worked together to break the Thai sisters’ serves in the second game of the second set.
Though both kept their serves after the second game, the Wongteanchais’ relentless attack and defense paid off when they broke the Chans’ serve in the eighth game and kept their own serve at the ninth game, to take a 5-4 lead. [FULL STORY]