Judoka Yang Yung-wei claims Taiwan’s first medal at Olympics

Taiwan judoka Yang Yung-wei on Saturday claimed Taiwan’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei (楊勇緯) on Saturday claimed Taiwan’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics.

The judoka fell to Naohisa Takato of Japan in the men’s 60-kg judo final, taking home silver — Taiwan’s first ever medal in an Olympics judo competition.

Taiwan judoka Yang Yung-wei on Saturday claimed Taiwan’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics. (NOWnews)

In an interview after the match, Yang described the experience of standing on the podium to receive his medal as “something I had dreamed of, but never expected to happen in reality.”

“I won’t give up because of this, my goal is to win a gold medal,” he added.

Taiwan’s third judoka to qualify for Tokyo, Lien Chen-ling (連珍羚), is set to compete in an elimination round of 16 in the women’s 57-kg category on Monday.

Taiwan judoka Yang Yung-wei on Saturday claimed Taiwan’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics. (NOWnews)