JAKARTA (Taiwan News)- Taiwanese athletes Lin Ying-shin and Lu Shao-chuan bag Taiwan's first gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, winning the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
They scored a total of 494.1 points in the Air Rifle Mixed Team Finals, breaking the Asian Games record and winning Taiwan's first gold medal at the Asian Games.
A total of 22 countries took part in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event. The Taiwanese duo were placed in fifth position during the qualifying round and successfully defeated their arch-rival to win the gold medal. In the final, Lin Ying-shin and Lu Shao-chuan lead all the way, eliminating Mongolia, South Korea, India, and China.
The Sports Administration branch of the Ministry of Education said the training strategy for Taiwan's participation in major international sports competitions is to integrate the training systems of major international extensive tournaments, such as the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and the World University Games.
The pair are based at Taiwan's National Sports Training Centre, after competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics,. The sharpshooters are expected to continue to challenge themselves in major international events and achieve good results in the future.