2022 Asian Games: Chinese Taipei women’s softball squad names head coach, prelim roster

2022 Asian Games: Chinese Taipei women’s softball squad names head coach, prelim roster
Hsin Lin Han, who guided Chinese Taipei to fifth place in the WBSC U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup 2019 in Irvine, California, USA, will steer Chinese Taipei for the next two years.

Hsin Lin Han, a former pitcher who appeared in three games at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, was named Chinese Taipei women’s softball team head coach. Han will lead the squad in the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 softball tournament. It will be her first stint as head coach of the island's top softball team.

The 47-year-old head coach managed the Chinese Taipei junior squad to fifth place in the 2019 WBSC U19 Women’s Softball World Cup, tying the best result in the team’s history. She currently serves as the coach of the Caesar Warriors that competes in the Taiwan Professional Women’s Softball League.

Chinese Taipei also unveiled its 22-player preliminary roster to prepare for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. Seven of these players will potentially gain their first experience with the senior Chinese Taipei softball squad.

The full preliminary roster can be found at the Chinese Taipei Amateur Softball Association website.

The 2022 Asian Games softball competition will be held at the new baseball-softball megacentre in Shaoxing city, located southeast of Hangzhou, China.  

Chinese Taipei claimed the silver medal at the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games, losing the final against Japan, 7-0.

Women’s softball will make its ninth appearance at the Games, after debuting in Beijing in 1990. China claimed the gold medal in the first three editions, while Japan has won the gold medal in softball at the last five Asian Games.