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NTNU President Vows to Continue the Glory for 2009 NIAG

<p>By Bunny Chen<br /> Campus Reporter</p> <p>National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) President Gou Yih-shun (郭義雄) took the lead of NTNU athletes and vowed to glorify the school during the 2009 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG), as what they did this year.</p> <p>&quot;We have sufficient facilities for all kinds of sport matches here while most of us are already geared up for it.&nbsp; I am quite confident we will be a qualified host for the game next year,&rdquo; Gou said during a press conference in front of the main campus&rsquo; front gate today.</p> <p>In addition to music students&rsquo; band music performance, NTNU gymnastic athletes also presented their performances at the scene, while graduate student Huang Tai-yi (黃泰益) from the Department of Athletic Performance showed his six-packs and ring performance, while he took advantage of the construction of the front gate as his prop.</p> <p>&quot;I am confident at ring performances.&nbsp; It was my first time to perform rings up in the air like this.&nbsp; The most challenging part was how I was supposed to get up there,&rdquo; Huang said.</p> <p>While Gou encouraged NTNU athletes to continue this year&rsquo;s glory, that NTNU athletes won the most gold medals, NTNU gymnastic athlete Chen Chuen-min (陳純敏), who is also a junior from the Department of Athletic Performance, said that they are aiming for the gold this year, too.</p> <p>&quot;Rhythmic gymnastics is my major and I have been trained for this for several years.&nbsp; My fellow athletes and I definitely determined to win the gold,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Among 13 sports for the 2009 NIAG, rhythmic gymnastics was newly added.</p> <p>NTNU athletes won a total of 50 gold medals from this year&rsquo;s NIAG and were recognized as the &ldquo;best athletic spirit&rdquo; winners.&nbsp; In addition to hosting next years NIAG, Gou has constantly encouraged NTNU athletes to continue to honor that spirit and do their best during the game.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>