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Chen Nien-chin Retains her Crown at the World University Boxing Championship
Chen Nien-chin, a senior of the Department of Physical Education, recently participated in the 2018 World University Boxing Championship held in Russia, and in the finals on the evening of September 6th successfully defended her crown. Under the guidance of her coach Ke Wenming, Chen won the women’s middleweight (75 kg) championship, which she had previously won in the 2016 World University Boxing Championship held in Thailand.
 
The 2018 World University Boxing Championship opened on September 1st in Elista, Russia. Chen’s first match was with Hungary's Petra Stateman and Chen scored a 5-0 victory to advance to the finals. In the finals, Chen won a gold medal with a 3-2 victory over Russian Anna Afinogenova.
 
Hailed by the media as the "Amis War Goddess" and the "Boxing Queen," Chen’s first adult tournament was the Bulgarian Invitational in 2015; in 2016 she won the bronze medal in the 75 kg class at the World Amateur Women's Boxing Championship, thereby qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she advanced to the top 16; in 2017 she won a gold medal in the 75 kg class at the Ulaanbaatar Cup, and also won a gold medal at the same event in 2018 competing in the 69 kg class.
 
"Chen is in good shape this year, and she hasn’t lost a single match," commented Coach Ke. Chen didn’t compete in this year’s Asian Games in Jakarta because they didn’t include a women's 69 kg or 75 kg class. However, she did attend the event, both to cheer for fellow NTHU boxer Tu Po-wei and to participate in a local training program.
 
Chen said that she prepared for her latest match by increasing her flexibility and refining her strategy in the ring. With a height of 169 cm, Chen is shorter than most heavyweight female boxers. But when Ke discovered how quick and agile she is, he devised for Chen a kind of rising punch which has been particularly effective against taller opponents. Moreover, on the official website of the World University Boxing Championship, Chen is described as a "strong opponent."
 
"My ultimate goal is to win a gold medal for Taiwan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," says Chen.
 

Chen Nien-chin (left) defeated her Russian opponent (right) to win a gold medal at the 2018 World University Boxing Championship held in Russia. (photo by Ke Wenming)

Chen Nien-chin (left) defeated her Russian opponent (right) to win a gold medal at the 2018 World University Boxing Championship held in Russia. (photo by Ke Wenming)


The Chinese Taipei team flag (second from left) being raised on the stage.
(photo by Ke Wenming)

The Chinese Taipei team flag (second from left) being raised on the stage.(photo by Ke Wenming)


In Chen’s (left) first match she scored a 5-0 victory over her Hungarian opponent to advance to the finals. (photo from official website of the International University Sports Federation)

In Chen’s (left) first match she scored a 5-0 victory over her Hungarian opponent to advance to the finals. (photo from official website of the International University Sports Federation)


Chen (left) with her coach Ke Wenming.

Chen (left) with her coach Ke Wenming.

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