Open main menu

Chinese Taipei at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The Republic of China (Taiwan) competed Chinese Taipei at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where it sent 80 competitors in a record 15 sports.[1] Since 1984, athletes from Taiwan have competed at the Olympics as "Chinese Taipei", not as the "Republic of China (ROC)", due to opposition from the People's Republic of China.[2]

Chinese Taipei at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
IOC codeTPE
NOCChinese Taipei Olympic Committee
Websitewww.tpenoc.net (in Chinese) (in English)
in Beijing
Competitors80 in 15[1] sports
Flag bearer Lai Sheng-jung
Medals
Ranked 45th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
4
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924–1972)

According to the Taipei Times,

For the Beijing Olympics, Taiwan has asked the International Olympic Committee to guarantee that there will be no political interference and no discrimination against Taiwanese athletes. China has promised that it will treat Taiwanese players fairly and in line with the Olympic Charter.[3]

As in previous editions of the Summer Olympics, the flag of the Republic of China was not displayed. Instead, the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag was waved by fans, and displayed, if the team won a medal. Had athletes from Chinese Taipei won gold medals, the National Banner Song, not the National Anthem of the Republic of China, would have been played at the medal ceremony.[3]

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

At the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships, Chinese Taipei's men's team placed fourth and its women's team placed fifth. This qualified the nation to send full teams of three men and three women to the Olympics.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chen Szu-yuan Individual 654 38   Marbawi (MAS) (27)
W 107–106
  Tsyrempilov (RUS) (6)
L 101–109
Did not advance
Kuo Cheng-wei 659 29   Javier (PHI) (36)
W 106–102
  Park K-M (KOR) (4)
L 110–111
Did not advance
Wang Cheng-pang 667 11   Peljor (BHU) (54)
W 110–100
  Moriya (JPN) (22)
L 109–114
Did not advance
Chen Szu-Yuan
Kuo Cheng-wei
Wang Cheng-pang
Team 1980 7 N/A   United States (USA) (10)
W 222–218
  Ukraine (UKR) (2)
L 211–214
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Wei Pi-hsiu Individual 585 58   Williamson (GBR) (7)
L 99–108
Did not advance
Wu Hui-ju 634 29   Brito (VEN) (36)
L 98–104
Did not advance
Yuan Shu-chi 652 6   Feeney (AUS) (59)
W 104–101
  Zhang Jj (CHN) (27)
L 105–110
Did not advance
Yuan Shu-chi
Wu Hui-ju
Yuan Shu-chi
Team 1871 8 N/A   Italy (ITA) (9)
L 211–215
Did not advance 9

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Wu Wen-chien Marathon 2:26:55 59
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Chang Ming-huang Shot put 17.43 40 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Lin Chia-ying Shot put 16.32 28 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Hsieh Yu-hsing Men's singles   Mehrabi (IRI)
W 21–16, 21–12
  Nguyen (VIE)
W 21–16, 15–21, 21–15
  Wong C H (MAS)
W 14–21, 21–17, 21–18
  Chen J (CHN)
L 8–21, 4–21
Did not advance
Cheng Shao-chieh Women's singles Bye   Xie Xf (CHN)
L 1–21, 9–21
Did not advance
Cheng Wen-hsing
Chien Yu-chin
Women's doubles N/A   Edwards /
Botts (RSA)
W 21–6, 21–12
  Zhang Yw /
Wei Yl (CHN)
L 14–21, 18–21
Did not advance

BaseballEdit

Chinese Taipei finished third at the 2007 Asian Baseball Championship, forcing the team to seek Olympic qualification through the Final Qualifying Tournament. The team again finished third there, which was good enough to qualify for the Olympic tournament. Chinese Taipei made its third appearance in Olympic baseball in Beijing. The team's best result to date has been a silver medal in the inaugural tournament in 1992.

Manager: Hung I-Chung(洪一中 La New Bears).

Coaches: Hsieh Chang-Heng(謝長亨 Chinatrust Whales), Lu Ming-Tsu(呂明賜 La New Bears), Kung Jung-Tang(龔榮堂 National Training Team).

Pos. Number Player Date of birth (age) Club
P Tsao Chin-Hui(曹錦輝) June 2, 1981 MLB free agent
P Yang Chien-Fu(陽建福) April 22, 1979   Sinon Bulls
P Chen Wei-Yin(陳偉殷) June 12, 1985   Chunichi Dragons
P Chang Chih-Chia(張誌家) May 6, 1980   La New Bears
P Pan Wei-Lun(潘威倫) March 5, 1982   Uni-President Lions
P Ni Fu-Te(倪福德) November 14, 1982   Chinatrust Whales
P Hsu Wen-hsiung(許文雄) December 5, 1978   La New Bears
P Lo Chia-Jen(羅嘉仁) April 7, 1986   Chinese Culture University
P Cheng Kai-Wen(鄭凱文) July 26, 1988   Chinese Culture University
P Lee Cheng-Chang(李振昌) October 21, 1986   Taipei Physical Education College
C Yeh Chun-Chang(葉君璋) October 25, 1972   Sinon Bulls
C Kao Chih-kang(高志綱) February 7, 1981   Uni-President Lions
C Chen Feng-Min(陳峰民) October 29, 1977   La New Bears
IF Chiang Chih-Hsien(蔣智賢) February 21, 1988   Lancaster JetHawks (A+)
IF Peng Cheng-Min(彭政閔) August 6, 1978   Brother Elephants
IF Lin Chih-Sheng(林智勝) January 1, 1982   La New Bears
IF Kuo Yen-Wen(郭嚴文) October 25, 1988   Gulf Coast Reds
IF Shih Chih-wei(石志偉) August 4, 1977   La New Bears
IF Chang Tai-Shan(張泰山) October 31, 1976   Sinon Bulls
OF Lo Kuo-Hui(羅國輝) September 26, 1985   High Desert Mavericks (A+)
OF Lin Che-Hsuan(林哲瑄) September 21, 1988   Greenville Drive (A)
OF Chen Chin-feng(陳金鋒) October 28, 1977   La New Bears
OF Pan Wu-hsiung(潘武雄) March 11, 1981   Uni-President Lions
OF Chang Chien-Ming(張建銘) July 27, 1980   Sinon Bulls

ResultsEdit

Group stage All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated

The top four teams will advance to the semifinal round.

Team G W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
  South Korea 7 7 0 41 22 1.000 - -
  Cuba 7 6 1 52 23 .857 1 -
  United States 7 5 2 40 22 .714 2 -
  Japan 7 4 3 30 14 .571 3 -
  Chinese Taipei 7 2 5 29 33 .286 5 1-0
  Canada 7 2 5 29 20 .286 5 0-1
  Netherlands 7 1 6 9 50 .143 6 1-0
  China 7 1 6 14 60 .143 6 0-1

Official Olympic Baseball Schedule

CyclingEdit

Chinese Taipei will compete in Olympic cycling after receiving a wild-card invitation from the Union Cycliste Internationale.[1]

TrackEdit

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Feng Chun-kai Men's points race Did not finish

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shih Pei-chun Women's −52 kg Bye   Kaliyeva (KAZ)
L 0020–0021
Did not advance
Wang Chin-fang Women's −63 kg   Ylinen (FIN)
W 1011–0000
  Thapa (NEP)
W 1000–0000
  Gonzalez (CUB)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance Bye   Heill (AUT)
L 0010–1010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wang Ming-hui Single sculls 7:46:83 4 QF 7:18:08 5 SC/D 7:23.75 5 FD 7:16.28 15

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Chang Hao RS:X 31 29 31 28 28 20 34 DNF 24 35 EL 260 31

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Huang Yi-ling 10 m air pistol 379 22 Did not advance
25 m pistol 563 39 Did not advance

SoftballEdit

Chinese Taipei qualified for the eight-team Olympic softball tournament in Beijing by winning the Asian & Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February 2007.[5]

RosterEdit

ResultsEdit

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated

The top four teams will advance to the semifinal round.

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
  United States 7 0 53 1 1.000 - -
  Japan 6 1 23 13 .857 1 -
  Australia 5 2 30 11 .714 2 -
  Canada 3 4 17 23 .429 4 -
  Chinese Taipei 2 5 10 23 .286 5 2-0 vs. CHN/VEN
  China 2 5 19 21 .286 5 1-1 vs. TPE/VEN
  Venezuela 2 5 15 35 .286 5 0-2 vs. CHN/TPE
  Netherlands 1 6 8 48 .143 6 -
August 12
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
  Canada 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 11 0
WP: Lauren Bay(1-0)   LP: Chia-Yen Wu(0-1)
Home runs:
TPE: Chia-Ching Ll(1)
CAN: None
August 13
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Japan 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 9 1
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1
WP: Hiroko Sakai(1-0)   LP: Sheng-Jung Lai(0-1)
Home runs:
JPN: Satoko Mabuchi(2)
TPE: None
August 14
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 6 0
  Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
WP: Chia-Yen Wu(1-1)   LP: Johana Gómez(0-2)
Home runs:
TPE: Hsueh-Mei Lu(1)
VEN: None
August 15
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Australia 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 5 0
  Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: Kelly Hardie(1-0)   LP: Sheng-Jung Lai(0-2)
Home runs:
AUS: Natalie Ward(1), Natalie Titcume(2)
TPE: None
August 16
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  United States 1 0 5 1 X X X 7 10 0
  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 2 1
WP: Jennie Finch(2-0)   LP: Su-Hua Lin(0-1)
Home runs:
USA: Jessica Mendoza(3)
TPE: None
August 17
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
  Chinese Taipei 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 1
  China 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
WP: Ming-Hui Chueh(1-0)   LP: Huili Yu(1-2)

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hsu Chi-chieh 200 m butterfly 1:56.59 15 Q 1:57.48 16 Did not advance
Wang Wei-wen 200 m breaststroke 2:17.20 49 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lin Man-hsu 200 m individual medley 2:23.29 36 Did not advance
Nieh Pin-chieh 100 m freestyle 57.28 43 Did not advance
Yang Chin-kuei 200 m freestyle 2:02.84 37 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:24.78 40 N/A Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:01.60 43 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:13.26 27 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Chinese Taipei qualified two men and two women in singles competition in addition to the men's team competition and will be sending a total of five athletes to compete in table tennis.[6]

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chiang Peng-lung Men's singles Bye   Kim H-B (PRK)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Chuang Chih-yuan Bye   Yang Z (SIN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Huang I-hua Women's singles Bye   Bakula (CRO)
W 4–1
  Ni Xl (LUX)
L 1-4
Did not advance
Pan Li-chun   Abdul-Aziz (EGY)
W 4–0
  Hu (TUR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chang Yen-shu
Chiang Peng-lung
Chuang Chih-yuan
Men's team Group C
  South Korea (KOR)
L 1 – 3
  Sweden (SWE)
W 3 – 2
  Brazil (BRA)
W 3 – 1
2 Did not advance   Hong Kong (HKG)
L 0 – 3
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chu Mu-yen Men's −58 kg   Wamwiri (KEN)
W 8–0
  Mercedes (DOM)
L 2–3
Did not advance   Póvoa (POR)
W 1–0
  Khawlaor (THA)
W 4–3
Did not advance  
Sung Yu-chi Men's −68 kg   Campbell (NZL)
W 4–0
  Kim (UZB)
W 3–2
  Son T-J (KOR)
L 6–7
Bye   Manz (GER)
W 4–3
Did not advance  
Yang Shu-chun Women's −49 kg   Mora (COL)
W 0–(−1)
  Khoshjamal (IRI)
W 3–2
  Wu Jy (CHN)
L 1–4
Bye   Montejo (CUB)
L 2–3
Did not advance 5
Su Li-wen Women's −57 kg   Lim S-J (KOR)
L 0–1
Did not advance   Cheong (NZL)
W 1–0
  Zubčić (CRO)
L 4–5
Did not advance 5

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lu Yen-hsun Men's singles   Murray (GBR)
W 7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Calleri (ARG)
W 6–4, 6–4
  Melzer (AUT)
L 2–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Chan Yung-jan Women's singles   Radwańska (POL)
L 1–6, 6–7(6–8)
Did not advance
Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
Women's doubles N/A   Cornet /
Razzano (FRA)
W 7–6(7–2), 6–7(3–7), 7–5
  Pennetta /
Schiavone (ITA)
L 6–7(1–7), 6–1, 6–8
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Five weightlifters from Chinese Taipei will compete in Beijing.[7]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Wang Shin-yuan Men's −56 kg 115 11 150 7 265 7
Yang Chin-yi 128 =4 157 4 285 4
Yang Sheng-hsiung Men's −62 kg 130 =9 157 9 287 9
Chen Wei-ling Women's −48 kg 84 5 112 3 196  
Lu Ying-chi Women's −63 kg 104 3 127 3 231  

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit