Taiwan Taekwondo team takes away 11 medals at 2017 Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taekwondo team kicked and kihaped (yelled) their
way to a record 11 medals at the 2017 Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
At the second edition of the annual international Taekwondo tournament, Taiwan’s squad took away three gold, one silver, and two bronze in sparring, while in forms, the team came away with one silver and four bronze, for a total of 11 medals. This was a new tournament record and met the team’s pre-match goals.
The team was coached by 2004 Athens Olympics Taekwondo gold medalist Chen Shih-hsin (陳詩欣), who was the first Taiwanese athlete to win a gold medal in the Olympics. Before the team departed for Ho Chi Minh City, Chen challenged the team to break the previous record of gold medals for a team at the tournament.