Taiwanese team bags
nation¡¦s first archery gold medal
Staff writer, with CNA
Lin Fang-yu, Wu Chia-hung, Tan Ya-ting
and coach Ni Ta-chih, left to right, hold up the gold medals they won at the
Archery World Cup in Shanghai, China, yesterday.
Photo: CNA, provided by Ni Ta-chih
The Taiwanese recurve women¡¦s team
yesterday won the nation¡¦s first gold medal in women¡¦s archery at an
international event when they beat the Ukraine yesterday at the Archery World
Cup in Shanghai, China.
The team, which consists of Lin Fang-Yu (ªLªÚ·ì), 22; Tan Ya-Ting (ÃÓ¶®´@), 19; and Wu
Chia-Hung (§d¨ÎÂE), 17; upset Olympic champions Korea in a dramatic 221-217 victory
in the semi-finals on Friday, before going on to defeat Ukraine 213-193 in
Together with Kuo Chen-wei (³¢®¶ºû), Tan won a mixed doubles gold in the discipline
at the same competition last year.
Wu Sheng-chien, president of World Archery Chinese Taipei ¡X the nation¡¦s archery
association ¡X said that this was a significant victory because it marked ¡§the
first time that the Taiwanese women¡¦s team has won a gold medal in an
Tan, who also represented Taiwan in the London Olympics last year, later
competed for the bronze in the individual recurve competition, but lost to Joo
Hyun-jung of Korea.
In the London Olympics, she made it to the final 16, where she was defeated by
Pia Lionetti of Italy 6-2.
Tan also shot 337 points at 70m at a recent competition in Yilan County,
breaking the 335 point record set by Lei Chien-ying (¹p¤d¼ü) in 2010.