Newspaper article China Post

Making History: Taiwan Sets New Asian Javelin Record

Newspaper article China Post

Making History: Taiwan Sets New Asian Javelin Record

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After Chinese Taipei's Cheng Chao-tsun sent his final javelin into the sky of the Taipei Municipal Stadium, he could barely contain himself as he waited for the score. When it came -- 91.36 meters -- a rip-roaring celebration erupted in the home crowd: Cheng had won gold and he had also set a new Asian record in the javelin.

"Before the competition, I was discussing it with Coach Anders [Borgstrom] and saying I wanted to get past 90 meters and to become Asia's first to do it. I wanted to be a javelin legend and to leave an incredible score on home soil," he said later.

"In the end I was very happy, I achieved it. I'm so grateful to the chairman of the Chinese Taipei Athletics Association [Thomas Tsai] and the secretary-general [Wang Ching-cheng], who have always staunchly supported me and helped me get past the hard moments at my lowest points."

In the same event, Chinese Taipei's Huang Shih-feng threw 86.64 meters to take bronze, while silver was won by Germany's Andreas Hofmann with 91. …

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