Taiwan bags 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze medals at Youth Olympics

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Taiwan bags 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze medals at Youth Olympics

Buenos Aires, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taiwan athletes will bring home one gold, three silver and two bronze medals from the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which concludes Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The team of 59 athletes competed in 19 sports over the past two weeks and finished with a medal count of six, winning their only gold in a judo mixed team competition.

Liu Li-ling (劉俐伶), who was part of the judo mixed Beijing team in the 78 kilogram category, won the gold after defeating Rose Christie Pretorius of the mixed Athens team 4-3 in the final on Oct. 10.

Also Oct. 10, Chen Yi-tung (陳弈通), a member of the mixed continental Asia-Oceania 1 fencing team, took a silver medal in the final against Armand Spichiger of the Europe 1 team, which ended 28-25.

The Taiwan team's other two silver medals were won by Lee Meng-en (李孟恩) in the finals of the men's 73 kilogram taekwondo competition on Oct. 11, and Huang Yin-hsuan (黃映瑄), who along with her teammates, finished second in the final of the badminton relay competition on Oct. 12.

Meanwhile, Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) and Su Pei-ling (蘇珮綾) won a bronze in the mixed international table tennis team event on Oct. 15, while canoeing athlete Lai Tzu-hsuan (賴子璇) finished third in the kayak single women's competition, which bagged Taiwan the second bronze medal on the same day.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is scheduled to meet the Taiwanese athletes on Monday, the day after their return home.

The closing ceremony of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games will be held Thursday night.

Taiwanese athletes won three silver medals in the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010, and bagged three gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the 2014 edition of the games in Nanjing.

(By Hsieh Ching-wen and Evelyn Kao)

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