Team Taiwan bags 12 medals at 30th Summer Universiade in Naples

Team Taiwan has won 12 medals�four gold, five silver and three bronze�for seventh in the overall standings as of Day 5 at the 30th Summer Universiade running July 314 in Naples, Italy.

Lee Chihkai is leading the charge in the individual tally with gold in the men's pommel horse, silver in the team and bronze in the allaround artistic gymnastics discipline. The successful defense of his pommel horse gold from the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei has Lee on track to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the 49th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, later this year.

Similarly impressive is the injured Tang Chiahung's gold in the men's horizontal bar and silver in the team artistic gymnastics discipline. The former is the country's first in the category at the biennial international university sports meet, and continues his winning ways from the 2018 Asian Games.

Taiwan also fared well in shooting. Liu Wanyu and Yang Kunpi collected gold in the women's and men's trap, respectively, as well as silver in the mixed trap. In addition, Lin Yingshin claimed silver in the 10meter team air rifle along with partners Chen Yunyun and Tsai Yiting, and bronze in the women's 10meter air rifle.

The country's other medalists are Hsu Pingchien, who earned silver in the men's team artistic gymnastics; Liao Chengting, Peng Wangwei, Wang Taiwei and Yang Hengwei, silver in the men's team table tennis; Su Chiaen, silver in the women's taekwondo poomsae; and Wang Hsinghao, bronze in the men's 200meter medley swimming.

According to the Ministry of Education, Team Taiwan comprises 131 athletes contesting 13 disciplines. At the 2017 edition in Taipei, homegrown athletes bagged 90 medals to finish third overall in the standings.

Source: NGO