Taiwan’s Cheng wins gold medal

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 24, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Cheng Chao-tsun on Monday won Taiwan’s first gold medal at the Asian Athletics

Taiwan’s Cheng Chao-tsun displays his gold medal for the men’s javelin at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.  Photo: AP

Championships in Doha, Qatar, with a meeting record in the javelin.

Cheng took gold by setting an Asian Athletics Championships record with a throw of 86.72m, edging out Shivpal Singh of India, who registered a distance of 86.23m.

The gold medal performance qualified Cheng for a spot in the World Athletics Championships to be held in Doha in late September.

Huang Shi-feng almost made it two medals for Taiwan in the event, finishing fourth with a throw of 81.46m, just behind bronze medalist Ryohei Arai of Japan’s 81.93m.   [FULL  STORY]

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