Students from 52 nations to compete in weightlifting at the 2017 Taipei Universiade
One week prior to the start of the competitions at the 2017 Summer Universiade, weightlifting looks to significant FISU Games with record participation. 52 Stucountries have entered nearly 300 competitors to vie for the Universiade titles and medals in Taipei City. Among the athletes we can find 15 Olympic champions or Olympic medal winners and 14 World Championships medallists. Those most prominent highlighting the Universiade events are undoubtedly the double Olympic Champions (2012 and 2016) Shu-Ching HSU, TPE, the local superstar in the women’s 53kg; Jong Sim RIM, PRK in the women’s 75kg; or Yun Chol OM, PRK in the men’s 56kg, who took gold in the 2012 London Games and a silver in Rio 2016. Thailand’s team will also be studded with their Olympic and world champions like Sopita TANASANand Sukanya SRISURAT. Two former Universiade champions are hoping to defend their titles, while 27 World University Championship medal winners want to score success in this field promising to be tougher than ever before at university level.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TPE athlete Hsing-chun KUO, the gold medallist in the Asian Weightlifting Championship 2017 women’s 58 kg event, held the torch of the 2017 Universiade when it arrived to the city on its tour in Chinese Taipei.
As one of weightlifting athletes in TPE national team, Kuo hopes to break the record she made at the 2013 Universiade in Kazan and keep the gold medal in home.