Taiwan finishes 12th in Deaflympics medal table

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Taiwan finishes 12th in Deaflympics medal table

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan finished 12th in the official medals table at the just concluded 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Turkey, but won the ninth most medals of any competing country.

Taiwan won four gold, five silver, and eight bronze medals during the competition, held from July 18 to 30 in Samsun.

According to the official medals table, which ranks countries by gold medals first, then silver and bronze, Taiwan, Belarus and Germany were tied for 11th with four gold medals each.

But Belarus placed 11th in the medal standings because it won nine silvers to Taiwan and Germany's five, and Taiwan took 12th based on its eight bronzes to Germany's three.

Taiwan's 17 overall medals, however, were the ninth most of any country in the competition.

The four Taiwanese gold medal winners were Lin Chia-wen (林家文) who took the women's singles title in tennis, Lin and Ho Chiu-mei (何秋美), who won the women's doubles, Chang Li-hsiao (張力孝) who won the men's singles bowling, and the women's bowling team, which won the Team of Five event.

Taiwan sent a delegation of 106 members, including 61 athletes, to the international multi-sport event attended by more than 3,100 athletes from 97 countries, according to Taiwan's Sports Administration.

Taiwanese athletes competed in 12 of the 21 sports in the competition, the administration said. They will return to Taiwan on Tuesday.

(By Lin Hung-han and Romulo Huang)
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