Cheng Chao-tsun became a javelin legend after he sent his final javelin into the sky of the Taipei Municipal Stadium on August 27 in the 2017 Taipei Universiade. When the score showed 91.36 meters, a celebrating roar erupted in the home crowd. Cheng had not only won gold but he also set a new Asian record in the javelin. In the same event, Chinese Taipei’s Huang Shih-feng threw 86.64 to take bronze, and Germany’s Andreas Hofmann took silver with 91.07 meters.
Good news also happened on Saturday when Chinese Taipei’s Chen Chieh set a personal best of 49.05 seconds in the men’s 400m hurdles to win silver. To honor these medal-winning athletes and world record-breaking heroes, the Ministry of Education and the Taipei City Government will jointly organize a “Taiwan Heroes Parade” this coming Thursday. The public will be able to get up close and personal with the athletes along the route and together with the heroes they will bring the 2017 Universiade to a perfect ending.