Asian Games: Taiwan clinches silver in men's 200-meter sprint

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Taiwan athlete Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚, second right), Japan's Yuki Koike (right) and Yaqoob Yaqoob of Bahrain (third right) cross the finish line for the men's 200-meter dash at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

Taiwan athlete Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚, second right), Japan's Yuki Koike (right) and Yaqoob Yaqoob of Bahrain (third right) cross the finish line for the men's 200-meter dash at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) Taiwan athlete Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚) clinched a silver medal in the men's 200-meter dash at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday.

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Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚)

Yang and Japan's Yuki Koike, who took gold, both finished in 20.23 seconds but Koike crossed the line ahead of Yang by one thousandth of a second.

Japan's Yuki Koike (top) crossed the line ahead of Taiwan's Yang Chun-han (楊俊瀚) by one thousandth of a second / photo courtesy of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

Yaqoob Yaqoob of Bahrain won the bronze medal in a time of 20.55 seconds.

Meanwhile, Taiwan cyclist Huang Ting-ying (黃亭茵) also won a silver medal, placing second in the women's omnium in track cycling with a total of 126 points.

Taiwan cyclist Huang Ting-ying (黃亭茵, front) / photo courtesy of coach Yang Tung-chen (楊東蓁)

Huang scored 38 points in the scratch, tempo and elimination races and 12 points in the points race.

Yumi Kajihara of Japan finished first to win gold in the event with a total of 138 points, while South Korea's Youri Kim took bronze with a total of 121 points.

As of Wednesday, Taiwan was ranked sixth on the medal table with 13 gold, 17 silver and 21 bronze.

(By Lee Chin-wei and William Yen)
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