By: Long Po-an and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) Taiwanese cyclist Feng Chun-kai (馮俊凱) has secured a place in the 2020Tokyo Olympics Cycling Road Race, marking the first time in more than 20 years a Taiwanese male athlete has qualified for the event.
Feng earned the right to compete in the event after he finished third in the Asian Road Cycling Championships in April in Uzbekistan, which was an authorized Olympic Qualifying Race, his agent said in a press release.
Taiwan, competing under the name Chinese Taipei, is allowed one competitor in the Road Cycling men's event at the 2020 Olympics, according to the quotas announced on Nov. 15 by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body of cycling.
Feng, 31, was quoted in the press release as saying that he was happy to be able to compete in the Olympics again, and he promised to do his best. [FULL STORY]