Taiwan will compete in the boxing events at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 20 years, sending two boxers this year to Rio.
Lai Chu-en (賴主恩) and Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴) are two fresh faces on the international boxing scene.
Chen, 19, the first ever female Taiwanese boxer to qualify for the Olympics, will compete in the women's 75-kilogram division.
"I never thought (I) could be so close to the Olympics," said Chen, who secured a berth after winning a bronze medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan in May.
Meanwhile, Lai, who turned 20 in July, will compete in the men's 60-kg category.
He is a member of the aboriginal Paiwan tribe and is Taiwan's first Olympic male boxer since 1996.
Lai said he plans to go forward bravely, leaving everything to God.
(By Lee Yu-cheng and Kay Liu)