Want China Times
Despite the relapse of an old injury, Hu Chia-lin from Taiwan’s naval academy
was able to complete a series of grueling tests, called sea trials, at the US Naval Academy on Tuesday thanks to her steely will and the encouragement of other cadets.
The completion of the 14-hour sea trials represents the rite of passage for first year cadets and tests their mental strength and toughness.
Hu, the only female from Taiwan’s armed forces to study at a US military academy on a government scholarship last year, began the tests at 3 am.
She said she was a bit frustrated by the relapse of an injury to her right knee in the middle of the drills, but she insisted on finishing after undergoing the necessary examinations. [FULL STORY]