Another weightlifting medal for Taiwan

  • Date: 2016-08-09
  • Source: Department of Information Services, Executive Yuan

Taiwan  has  bagged  another  medal  at  the  Olympic  Games  in  Brazil  today  (August  9  in  Taiwan),  this  time  a  bronze  in  the  women’s  weightlifting  event.  On  hearing  the  news,  Premier  Lin  Chuan  immediately  sent  off  a  telegram  congratulating  Kuo  Hsing-chun  for  her  exceptional  performance.

Kuo,  competing  in  the  women’s  58-kilogram  group,  lifted  102  kilograms  in  the  snatch  and  129  kilograms  in  the  clean  and  jerk,  for  a  total  of  231  kilograms.  Her  victory  adds  another  bronze  medal  for  Team  Taiwan.