Boxing is one of the key sports at the Chinese Taipei National Games which will be starting on the 17th
The Chinese Taipei National Games will be the next highlight in the East Asian region and their top boxing event before the President’s Cup. Chinese Taipei earned several Olympic, AIBA and ASBC Championships medals among the women’s boxers in the previous years therefore high level of boxing is guaranteed.
The Chinese Taipei National Games will be held in Taipei City in September 17-20 and all of their top boxers are planning to attend in the event. The National Games is open for the elite women and men boxers and the local Federation uses the event as selection for the upcoming major international competitions.
Chinese Taipei’s best boxers competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games a few weeks ago with relatively moderate success. Four of their female boxers qualified for the top event of the year which was record in Chinese Taipei’s boxing history. The country has got three AIBA Women’s World Champions in their current national line-ups and earned a historical Olympic medal in Tokyo which was a bronze but there are two sides of the coin.
Huang Hsiao Wen moved down to the flyweight (51kg) and advanced to the semi-finals in Tokyo earning the country’s first ever Olympic medal. Their super favourite Lin Yu Ting (57kg) surprisingly lost her opening preliminary contest in Japan. Another AIBA Women’s World Champion Chen Nien Chin (69kg) was also defeated by before the medal phase therefore Chinese Taipei’s management was not fully satisfied with these results. Their fourth Olympian boxer, Wu Shih Yi (60kg) won her debuting contest against an experienced Swedish rival, Agnes Alexiusson but she was eliminated in the second preliminary round.
Chinese Taipei’s best male boxers such as Thailand Open International Tournament bronze medallist Tu Po Wei (52kg), Hung Chuan Hsun (52kg), Chen Po Yi (56kg), FISU University World Champion Pan Hung Ming (69kg), Kan Chia Wei (81kg) and Ho Shao Hui (91kg) are all have got strong international experiences from the recent years.
Don’t forget you can keep up with all of the action, news, results and photos by following ASBC on Facebook and Instagram.
ASBC website: www.asbcnews.org
ASBC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASBC.Official/
ASBC Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/asbc_official/
ASBC Twitter page: https://www.twitter.com/BoxingAsian?s=08