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2008.0503

NTNU Athletes Have Fun and Break Records During Water Sports Day

<p><font face="Arial">By Joanna Tung and Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporters</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Freshman Tsai Yi-chuan (蔡怡娟) became highlighted in the pool because she won the gold medal of the 50m butterfly and she also set a new National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) record of 29.14 seconds.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Honestly, when I dived into the water, I simply did my best to swim as fast as possible.&nbsp; I did not think too much,&rdquo; Tsai said.&nbsp; &ldquo;Setting up new NTNU record will be a great encouragement to me.&nbsp; I will try to break that record again when I swim for the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games next week.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to Tsai, her senior schoolmate Chang Liao Yu-hsun (張廖妤洵) also set a new record for the event, when she finished 100 meters by butterfly within 67.54 seconds.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">To maintain certain equal opportunities, all the match-ups were divided into professional groups and non-professional groups.&nbsp; All physical education related major students were required to participate in the professional groups</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Freshman Chiang Hsin-hung (江信宏) finished 50 meters with breaststroke within 29.92 seconds, which is also the new event record.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to physical education students, Athletic Performance Department students also showed their capabilities to set new records for NTNU.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Junior Hsu Chia-wei (徐佳偉) broke the record of male&rsquo;s 50m butterfly and set a new record of 26.36 seconds.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">His classmate Cheng Kuo-hui (鄭國輝) conquered male&rsquo;s 100m butterfly instead, when he finished the race within 57.84 seconds, also a record breaker.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The 500m relay for the professional group was also another highlight during the event, only it became a &ldquo;physical education department only&rdquo; game, now that participants were all its students.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">For males, sophomores and freshmen were competing for the championship and sophomores arrived at the finish line by close call of 1.48 seconds and took the gold medals home.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">For women, seniors took the lead from the begging until the end while freshmen and juniors were competing for the silver medals, which eventually belonged to freshmen.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Non-professional swimmers also caught everybody&rsquo;s eyes by their record-breaking performances in the water.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Wu Szu- pu (吳偲菩) of Department of Health Promotion and Health Education set a new event record of 17.81 seconds when she finished 21 meters by breaststroke.&nbsp; </font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Lin Feng-ching (林峰慶) of Education Department and Liu Jen-hao (劉人豪) of Department of Industrial Education were the gold medalist and the silver medalist for the male&rsquo;s 21m breaststroke.&nbsp; Lin finished within 11.8 seconds while Liu finished within 12.75 seconds.&nbsp; Both of them set new event records.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>