Taiwan grabs 6 gold medals at tug-of-war in South Africa

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/22
By: Huang Chiao-wen, Liang Pei-chi and Ko Lin

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese athletes snagged another gold medal at the 2018

Photo courtesy of Chinese Taipei Tug of War Association

TWIF World Outdoor Championships in South Africa on Saturday, giving Taiwan six gold medals at this year’s championships with other events still being contested.

The tug-of-war team from Taipei Jingmei Girls High School and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) defeated the host country to win the women’s U23-500 kilogram title.

The biennial Tug of War World Championships, being held from Sept. 19 to 22, featured Open Club Championships in the first two days, with clubs from around the world eligible to participate. The official World Championships were being held Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, another team consisting of students from Jingmei Girls High School and NTNU won a gold medal in the women’s 500-kilogram tug-of-war event after defeating Switzerland 2-0 in the finals.    [FULL  STORY]

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