Taiwan weightlifters win medals at world championships

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/05
By: Edward Tsao and William Yen

Anaheim, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan won a total of two gold medals and two silvers at the 2017 International


Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California, which concluded Monday.

Taiwanese Olympic medalist Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) who competed in the women’s 58-kilogram (kg) weight class won a silver in the snatch at 105 kg, a gold in the clean and jerk with a lift of 135 kg and another gold in the combined lift with a total of 240 kg.

Taiwan’s Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨) who competed in the women’s 53 kg weight class sustained an elbow injury when attempting her third snatch, but completed a lift of 93 kg during her second lift which won her a silver medal.

Photo shows Hsu’s elbow injury/photo courtesy of Tsai Wen-yi (蔡溫義)

A total of 11 contestants from Taiwan participated in the competition.

Taiwan’s weightlifting team coach Tsai Wen-yi (蔡溫義) claimed that the spotlight at the 2015 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston distracted many contestants, resulting in poorer performances.

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