Taiwan hoping to send 50 athletes to Rio Olympics

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/21
By: Lee Chin-wei and Kay Liu

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) A total of 29 Taiwanese athletes have already secured a 201604210025t0001place in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and Taiwan is hoping to increase the number to least 50, the Sports Administration (SA) said Thursday.

As of Thursday, 29 athletes in 10 sports categories — shooting, archery, athletics, weightlifting, equestrian, taekwondo, cycling, wrestling, table tennis and gymnastics — had secured a berth in the Summer Games, according to the SA.

It said the weightlifting team, comprising three men and four women, is the biggest so far.

Taiwan’s goal is to send at least 50 athletes to the Summer Games, said Hung Chih-chang (洪志昌), head of the SA’s Competitive Athletics Division.     [FULL  STORY]

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