TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Yang (李洋) and Wang Chi-lin (王齊麟) gave Taiwan its second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Liu Yuchen (劉雨辰) and Li Junhui (李俊慧) of China in the badminton men’s doubles final Saturday (July 31).
The first set saw frequent ups and downs in the score but ended with a 21-18 victory for the Taiwanese duo over their No. 3-seeded adversaries. The second set saw a much more pronounced lead for Lee and Wang, who finished with a 21-12 score.
The victory improves upon Taiwan’s already record six medals at the Tokyo games, now giving the country a total of seven medals. Taiwan’s previous gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics was for women’s weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳), who flew home Saturday.
The country’s athletes have also won two silver and three bronze medals.