Date: Apr 24, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Cheng Chao-tsun on Monday won Taiwan’s first gold medal at the Asian Athletics
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]