Tai­wanese leaps to sil­ver at Asian Ath­let­ics con­test

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s Hsiang Chun-hsien won sil­ver in the men’s high jump at the 2015 Asian Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in China Sun­day, giv­ing Tai­wan its first medal in that cat­e­gory at the games.

Hsiang placed sec­ond with a jump that cleared the 2.24-me­ter mark but hit the bar at 2.28 me­ters.

Takashi Eto of Ja­pan also failed to clear the bar at 2.28-me­ters, but took the gold medal be­cause he had fewer failed at­tempts than Hsiang at the 2.24-me­ter mark.

The Asian Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships is be­ing held at the Wuhan Sports Cen­ter in China from June 3-7.

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