51年來台灣體操女將首次闖入奧運 | Taiwan gymnast secures place in Tokyo Olympics, first time in 51 years

Ting Hua-tien, 16, became Taiwan's first female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in 51 years (Courtesy of Chinese Taipei Gymnastics Association Facebook)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】2019斯圖加特體操世界錦標賽是明年東京奧運資格賽其中一站,台灣選手表現亮眼,除了時隔51年再次有女體操選手進軍奧運,男子方面也已順利搶下男團東奧門票。

A 16-year-old gymnast, Ting Hua-tien, has become Taiwan’s first athlete to qualify for the Olympics after 51 years, following her successful performance in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany. Not to be outdone, the men’s team also qualified to join the Olympic team.

16歲女子體操選手丁華恬,以全能總分48.398排在第88名,經過遞補後,將順利取得2020東京奧運女子體操參賽門票。她也是繼1968年余美麗、洪丹桂在墨西哥的奧運比賽後,台灣再度有女子選手進入奧運賽事。

Ting competed in the individual all-around, with an overall score of 48.398. She finished 88th in the world, meaning that she’s qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Ting’s achievement makes her the first female gymnast to join ter the Olympics game after Hong Tai-kwai (洪丹桂) and Yu Mai-lee (余美麗), who competed during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

中華男子體操代表隊 | The men’s team is also qualified for the 2020 Olympics.(PHOTO: International Gymnastics Federation - FIG Facebook)
中華男子體操代表隊 | The men’s team is also qualified for the 2020 Olympics.(PHOTO: International Gymnastics Federation – FIG Facebook)

男子體操代表隊在團體資格賽拿下250.093分,比去年提高近12分,除了以第8之姿擠身決賽,同時也取得2020奧運團體賽一共四席參賽門票。男子體操代表隊最終在決賽以第六名坐收。

Meanwhile, the men’s team also secured its place in the Olympics. The team received an overall score of 250.093, 12 points more than last year, allowing them to advance to the final round in the championships. 

另外,李智凱、唐嘉鴻雙雙在個人賽全能項目晉級世錦賽決賽,唐嘉鴻另外也在單槓以資格賽第一名之姿晉級決賽,李智凱則是在鞍馬項目擠身決賽,而年輕小將蕭佑然也在鞍馬資格賽拿名列第6,生涯首次晉級世錦賽單項決賽。

What’s more? Another two male gymnasts, Lee Chih-Kai and Tang Chia-Hung, advanced in the final round of individual all-round. Tan was qualified to compete for the final round on the horizontal bar event. Lee Chih-Kai and Shiao Yu-jan both advanced to the final round on the pommel horse contest.

李智凱是2005年紀錄片「翻滾吧!男孩」中的主角之一。片中導演的拍攝對象是七位小學生夢想要成為全世界最好的體操選手。

Lee is also known for appearing in the 2005 documentary “Jump! Boy” iduring which the director filming seven elementary boys dedicating themselves to training in order to become the great gymnasts in the world.

By Carol Kan