Newspaper article China Post

Host Shuttlers Claim Five Golds at Universiade

Newspaper article China Post

Host Shuttlers Claim Five Golds at Universiade

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In a remarkable display of badminton dominance, Chinese Taipei came out on top in women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles, mixed doubles, and mixed team for a total of five golds, missing out only in men's doubles.

In men's doubles, Chinese Taipei's "Double Lees" (Lee Yang/Lee Jhe-Huei) lost their semifinal match against Japanese pair Tamate Katsuki and Kenya Mitsuhashi, who advanced to face South Korea. In the end, the men's doubles gold went to South Korean's Kim Jaehwan and Seo Seungjae.

Prior to the Universiade, the host team's coach had set the target at a clean sweep of six golds. Head coach Chang Jeng-shyuang said that the bar was initially set so high because he had great confidence in the athletes. But during the training leading up to the games, there had been highs and lows, and there were doubts in his mind on whether the goal could be met.

To have won five golds is a wonderful achievement that validates the tremendous effort that the athletes devoted to their training, he said. …

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