Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Chuang Chia-chia (???) lost her bronze medal contest at the Rio Olympics Friday, dashing Taiwan's hopes for a medal in the sport.
Chuang became Taiwan's last hope after Liu Wei-ting (???) was defeated by Oussama Queslati of Tunisia in the men's 80-kilogram quarterfinals earlier that day. The other Taiwanese taekwondo athlete at this year's Olympics, Huang Huai-hsuan (???), was eliminated in the women's 49-kg Round of 16 event on Wednesday.
In the women's 67-kg bronze medal contest against Nur Tatar of Turkey, Chuang was beaten 3-7 after her rival scored a dramatic reversal in the final 34 seconds.
This is the first time that Taiwan has failed to obtain any medals in taekwondo since the sport was officially included in the Olympics in 2000.
In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Taiwan's Huang Chih-hsiung (???) and Chi Shu-ju (???) each won a bronze medal.
In Athens in 2004, Chen Shih-hsin (???) and Chu Mu-yen (???) each bagged a gold medal, while Huang also garnered a silver medal.
In Beijing in 2008, Chu and Sung Yu-chi (???) each won a bronze medal.
In London in 2012, Tseng Li-cheng (???) brought home a bronze medal.
Source: Focus Taiwan