Chinese Taipei at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Chinese Taipei at the Olympic Games

Chinese Taipei Olympic flag
IOC code  TPE
NOC Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee
Website www.tpenoc.net (Chinese) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 44 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Chen Shih-chieh (opening)
Tseng Li-cheng (closing)
Medals
Rank: 63
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

* As the Republic of China

** As Taiwan
Other related appearances
Republic of China (1932–48)

Chinese Taipei competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. "Chinese Taipei" was the designated name used by Taiwan to participate in some international organizations and almost all sporting events, including the Olympic Games. Neither the common name "Taiwan" nor the official name "Republic of China" would be used due primarily to opposition from the People's Republic of China. This also was the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.

With the absence of baseball and softball at the Olympics, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1992. A total of 44 athletes, 19 men and 25 women, competed in 14 sports. For the second time in its Olympic history, Chinese Taipei was represented by more female than male athletes. There was only a single competitor in fencing, judo, rowing, and sailing. This was also the youngest delegation in Chinese Taipei's Olympic history, with more than half under the age of 25, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Fourteen athletes had competed in Beijing, including taekwondo jin and fourth-placer Yang Shu-Chun. Four Chinese Taipei athletes made their third consecutive Olympic appearance: table tennis players Chuang Chih-Yuan and Huang Yi-Hua, and badminton players Cheng Wen-Hsing and Chien Yu-Chin in the women's doubles. Weightlifter Chen Shih-chieh, who competed at his first Olympics, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Chinese Taipei left London with two medals: a silver and a bronze. This is the lowest number of total medals won by the nation in a Summer Olympics since 1996. These medals were awarded to the female athletes in weightlifting and taekwondo.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Hsu Shu-ching Weightlifting Women's 53 kg 29 July
 Bronze Tseng Li-cheng Taekwondo Women's 57 kg 9 August

Archery[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified three archers for the men's individual event, a team for the men's team event, three archers for the women's individual event, and a team for the women's team event

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 Yu-chen Individual 649 54  Nespoli (ITA) (11)
W 6–2
 Ruban (UKR) (43)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Kuo Cheng-wei 660 40  Malavé (VEN) (25)
W 6–5
 El-Nemr (EGY) (57)
W 6–2
 Ivashko (UKR) (24)
W 6–0
 van der Ven (NED) (16)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Wang Cheng-pang 663 33  Pineda (COL) (32)
W 6–0
 Im D-h (KOR) (1)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Chen Yu-chen
Kuo Cheng-wei
Wang Cheng-pang
Team 1972 11 N/A  Italy (ITA) (6)
L 206–212
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
Le Chien-ying Individual 638 39  Löklüoğlu (TUR) (25)
W 6–0
 Christiansen (DEN) (7)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Lin Chia-en 667 5  Hashim (MAS) (60)
W 6–2
 Schuh (FRA) (37)
L 5–6
Did not advance
Tan Ya-ting 671 3  Dielen (SUI) (25)
W 6–4
 Richter (GER) (30)
W 6–2
 Lionetti (ITA) (19)
L 2–6
Did not advance
Le Chien-ying
Lin Chia-en
Tan Ya-ting
Team 1976 3 N/A BYE  Russia (RUS) (6)
L 216 (26)–216 (28)
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Athletes from Chinese Taipei have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

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 Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Chang Chia-che Marathon N/A 2:29:58 77
Chen Chieh 400 m hurdles 50.27 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Chang Ming-huang Shot put 20.25 12 q 19.99 12
Lin Ching-hsuan Long jump 7.38 =33 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Li Wen-hua Discus throw 59.91 22 Did not advance
Lin Chia-ying Shot put 17.43 NR 25 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Hsu Jen-hao Singles  Son W-h (KOR)
L 14–21, 10–21
 Ivanov (RUS)
L 15–21, 13–21
N/A 3 Did not advance
Fang Chieh-min
Lee Sheng-mu
Doubles  Cai Y /
Fu Hf (CHN)
L 19–21, 13–21
 Kindervater /
Schöttler (GER)
W 21–15, 21–16
 Smith /
Warfe (AUS)
W 21–14, 21–13
2 Q N/A  Boe /
Mogensen (DEN)
L 16–21, 18–21
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Cheng Shao-chieh Singles  Yiğit (TUR)
W 21–10, 21–6
 Prutsch (AUT)
W 21–11, 21–9
N/A 1 Q  Gu J (SIN)
W 21–18, 21–10
 Wang Yh (CHN)
L 14–21, 11–21
Did not advance
Tai Tzu-ying  Nieminen (FIN)
W 21–11, 21–14
 Montero (MEX)
W 21–6, 21–10
N/A 1 Q  Li Xr (CHN)
L 16–21, 21–23
Did not advance
Cheng Wen-hsing
Chien Yu-chin
Doubles  Fujii /
Kakiiwa (JPN)
W 21–19, 21–11
 Gutta /
Ponnappa (IND)
L 23–25, 21–16, 18–21
 Sari /
Yao (SIN)
W 18–21, 21–15, 21–15
1 Q N/A  Tian Q /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L 10–21, 14–21
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chen Hung-ling
Cheng Wen-hsing
Doubles  Xu C /
Ma J (CHN)
L 16–21, 20–22
 Prapakamol /
Thoungthongkam (THA)
L 15–21, 16–21
 Chan P S /
Goh L Y (MAS)
W 21–12, 6–21, 21–15
3 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Hsiao Mei-yu Women's road race OTL

Track[edit]

Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Time Rank Rank Time Rank
Hsiao Mei-yu Women's omnium 14.662 11 2 17 17 3:49.051 16 15 36.482 9 85 17

Fencing[edit]

Women
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
Hsu Jo-ting Individual épée  Hassanein (EGY)
W 15–10
 Brânză (ROU)
L 8–15
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified 1 judoka

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tu Kai-wen Men's −66 kg BYE  Khashbaatar (MGL)
L
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified the following boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wang Ming-hui Single sculls 7:15.77 4 R BUW 5 SE/F BYE 7:33.18 1 FE 7:33.28 26

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

Sailing[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Chang Hao RS:X 33 36 35 36 33 33 37 37 24 22 EL 289 35

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

Shooting[edit]

Chinese Taipei has ensured berths in the following shooting events:[3]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lin Yi-chun Trap 68 10 Did not advance
Tien Chia-chen 25 m pistol 580 16 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 378 27 Did not advance
Yu Ai-wen 10 m air pistol 375 36 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Swimmers from Chinese Taipei have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hsu Chi-chieh 200 m butterfly 1:59.81 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chen I-chuan 100 m breaststroke 1:11.28 38 Did not advance
Cheng Wan-jung 200 m butterfly 2:14.29 28 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:17.39 31 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified a man and two women in table tennis.

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
Chuang Chih-yuan Men's singles BYE  Zwickl (HUN)
W 4–0
 Gaćina (CRO)
W 4–2
 Crișan (ROM)
W 4–0
 Wang H (CHN)
L 1–4
 Ovtcharov (GER)
L 2–4
4
Chen Szu-yu Women's singles BYE  Tóth (HUN)
W 4–3
 Feng Tw (SIN)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Huang Yi-hua BYE  Miao (AUS)
W 4–0
 Li Q (POL)
L 0–4
Did not advance
London ExCel Exhibition Centre

Taekwondo[edit]

Chinese Taipei has ensured berths in the following events of taekwondo by reaching the top 3 of the 2011 WTF World Qualification Tournament or the Asian Qualification Tournament:[6][7]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Wei Chen-yang Men's −58 kg  Le H C (VIE)
W 5–1
 Denisenko (RUS)
L 7–10
Did not advance
Yang Shu-chun Women's −49 kg  Manz (GER)
W 10–3
 Chanatip (THA)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Tseng Li-cheng Women's −57 kg  Nisaisom (THA)
W 4–1
 Paoli (LIB)
W 5–2
 Jones (GBR)
L 6–10
Bye  Mikkonen (FIN)
W 14–2
Did not advance 3rd

Tennis[edit]

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  Jaziri (TUN)
L 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 3–6
Did not advance
Hsieh Su-wei Women's singles  Peng (CHN)
L 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–7
Did not advance
Chuang Chia-jung
Hsieh Su-wei
Women's doubles N/A  Chakravarthi /
Mirza (IND)
W 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
 Pennetta /
Schiavone (ITA)
W 6–7, 7–5, 6–4
 Hlaváčková /
Hradecká (CZE)
L 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Chinese Taipei has qualified 1 man and 3 women.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Chen Shih-chieh Men's +105 kg 182 13 236 6 418 10
Hsu Shu-ching Women's −53 kg 96 2 123 2 219 2nd
Kuo Hsing-chun Women's −58 kg 99 12 129 5 228 8
Huang Shih-hsu Women's −69 kg 110 8 131 8 241 7

References[edit]