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Yang Shu-chun or Judy Yang (Chinese: 楊淑君; pinyin: Yáng Shújūn; born October 26, 1985 in Yingge, Taipei County, now New Taipei City) is a female Taiwanese taekwondo athlete. She won the women's flyweight (under 51 kg) gold medal at the 2008 Asian Taekwondo Championships.

Yang Shu-chun
Medal record
Women's taekwondo
Representing  Chinese Taipei
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Gyeongju Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Beijing Finweight
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Finweight
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Henan Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 2012 Ho Chi Minh City Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Astana Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 2005 Izmir Finweight
Silver medal – second place 2009 Belgrade Flyweight
2008 Summer Olympics Taekwondo - Gladys Mora (COL, blue) v. Yang Shu-Chun (TPE, red)

At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on November 17, she was controversially disqualified near the end of the first round when she was leading 9-0 against her Vietnamese opponent Vu Thi Hau. "Unauthorized" electronic sensors were allegedly found in her socks before or during the match.[1] Yang's equipment had passed the pre-match inspection. After the disqualification, Yang protested the judgement in tears and refused to leave the mat. Yang's disqualification drew a furious response from media and fans in Taiwan.[2][3] In December 2010, Yang was banned by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) from participating any international Taekwondo competitions for three months, her coach Liu Tsung-ta was suspended for 20 months and the Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Federation was fined $50,000.[4] The Sports Affairs Council of Taiwan filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports based in Lausanne.

After her suspension, in May 2011, Yang competed at the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships held in Gyeongju, South Korea, and won a silver medal in the –49 kg category losing to China's Wu Jingyu 6–2 in the final.[5]

In July 2011, Yang withdrew the appeal over her disqualification.[6]

In 2012 London Olympics, Yang lost to Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand in the quarterfinals.


  1. ^ "Official result". Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Taiwan taekwondo athlete in Asian Games sock sensor row". BBC News. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Taiwan fury after athlete's Asian Games disqualification in China". CNN. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ "WTF slaps Yang Shu-chun with three-month ban". Taipei times. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ Yu-cheng, Lee; Chen, Ann (2 May 2011). "Taiwanese taekwondo star shines with silver in Korea". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ Shan, Shelly (22 July 2011). "Yang Shu-chun nixes her appeal, turns to Olympics". Taipei times. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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