Three athletes to compete in Tokyo

06 May, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Three Taiwanese athletes are in Tokyo this week to compete in an event that could boost their chances of participation in the Summer Olympic Games.

The Chinese Taipei Athletics Association says it was only allowed to send three athletes to compete in the Ready Steady Tokyo Athletics meet, which is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series.

The event is being held in the Japanese capital this coming Sunday.

Javelin thrower Huang Shi-feng and sprinters Chen Kui-ru and Chen Jie, who will compete in the men's 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, respectively, are in Tokyo without their coaches or physical therapists because of coronavirus restrictions.

It will be the first international competition in 18 months for the three athletes, who are hoping to secure their spot in the Tokyo Olympics.

To date, javelin thrower Zheng Zhao-cun is the only Taiwanese athlete to have qualified in athletics for the Tokyo Games.

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