Taiwan won two gold, a silver and two bronze medals at the Inline Speed Skating World Championship 2021, finishing third in the medals table, the Sports Administration said Monday.
The event was held in Ibague, Colombia from Nov. 6-13, with Taiwan sending a team of 11 competitors and four coaches.
The medal haul is the best ever performance by Taiwanese athletes at the inline skating world championship, the agency said in a statement.
According to the Sports Administration, skater Yang Ho-chen (???) won gold in the women's 1,000 meter sprint, and a bronze medal in the 10,000 meter points/elimination event.
Together with fellow skaters Liu Yi-hsuan (???) and Li Meng-chu (???), she also bagged a gold in the women's 3,000 meter relay.
Yang, who also won five golds and a bronze at the 2017 Summer Universiade, was the top medal winner among the Taiwan team.
Meanwhile, Chao Tsu-cheng (???) won a silver medal in the men's 1,000m print, while compatriot Chen Yen-cheng (???) secured a bronze medal in the men's 42km marathon.
However, the Sports Administration said in the statement that Yang broke her wrist in a later event after being involved in a collision with other skaters and received emergency surgery in Columbia.
The agency said the team is currently heading home with their plane scheduled to land in Taiwan on Tuesday.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel