Taiwan tops medal table at Badminton Asia Junior Championships

Taiwanese athletes bagged five golds and four bronze at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Thailand to secure first place in the tournament’s medal table.

Taiwan’s first gold came on Sunday, when Yih Chung-hsiang (???) defeated India’s Anish Danei Thoppani 21-8, 22-24, 21-19 in the U-15 men’s singles final.

Meanwhile, Huang Tzu-yuan (???) and Kung Chia-yi (???) won the U-15 mixed doubles title, with Su Wei-cheng (???) finishing first in the U-17 men’s singles competition.

This was followed by golds for U-17 men’s doubles pairing Lai Po-yu (???) and Lin Yi-hao (???), and U-17 mixed-doubles duo Bao Xin Da Gu La Wai (???????), Hsieh Mi-yen (???).

Gold medals aside, Taiwan also bagged four bronze medals — awarded to both losing semifinalists — in the U-15 men’s singles, U-15 men’s doubles, U-17 men’s doubles U-17, and U-17 mixed doubles U-17.

The Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2022, held from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, brought together 522 badminton players from 15 countries, including 40 from Taiwan, to compete for titles at the U-15, U-17, and U-19 level.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel