Chinese Taipei Baseball Team Welcomed by Fans at Airport |中華棒球隊搭機返台 近千名球迷熱情迎接
Taiwan's baseball team ended up in fifth place in the recently concluded World Premier 12 baseball tournament. Though the team failed to secure a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, their win over rival South Korea by a score of 7 to 0 was impressive to many and the team was greeted with close to 1,000 fans when they arrived back home at the Taoyuan International Airport.
The Chinese Taipei ended up in fifth place in the recently concluded World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12 tournament, however, it failed to secure a place in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Team manager Hong I-chung decided to resign after the team failed to reach the goal under his leadership. Sports Administration Director-General Kao Chin-hsiung and John Wu, Commissioner of Taiwan's top Chinese Professional Baseball League, have both tried to convince Hong to stay. Kao also said he, along with John Wu and Chinese Taipei Baseball Association Chairperson Jeffrey Koo will hold a discussion on how the national team can snatch the last seat for the Tokyo Olympics in the upcoming tournament.