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Sung takes bronze; Su wins hearts

Sung Yu-chi, left, defeats his rival to win a fourth bronze for Taiwan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Su Li-wen is carried by her coach after losing her match.

Sung Yu-chi, left, defeats his rival to win a fourth bronze for Taiwan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Su Li-wen is carried by her coach after losing her match.

Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Sung Yu-Chi won a bronze for Taiwan after beating his German rival 4-3, but another medal favorite Su Li-wen was defeated in the women's 63kg quarter-final due to injuries incurred yesterday morning.
Sung's medal was the fourth bronze won by a Taiwanese athlete at the Beijing Games.
Sung thanked his father, who is also his coach, and his family members for their support since he began training more than 20 years ago. Sung said the medal has given him a reason to retire from international taekwondo.
Another medal favorite Su Li-wen was not so lucky as she was injured in her first match with South Korea's Lim Sujeong in the morning. Although Su was injured, she insisted on taking part in the competition.
Su surprised everyone by beating her New Zealand rival, but she lost in the next match to the Croatian challenger because her pain was so strong that she could not stand properly while making offensives.
Many who watched the match were deeply moved by Su's courage and will to fight, and they applauded her to her final point. Unable to walk by herself, Su was later carried by her coach to the hospital for treatment.


Updated : 2021-05-07 09:32 GMT+08:00