By: Liang Pei-chi and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese athletes snagged a gold medal at the 2018 TWIF
World Outdoor Championships in South Africa on Thursday, their fourth since the international biennial tournament opened Wednesday.
The tug-of-war team from Taipei Jingmei Girls High School and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) defeated Basque Country to win the the women’s 540 kilogram title.
Prior to Thursday’s competition, Taiwan had also snatched gold medals in the U23-560kg mixed category, the U23-500kg female category, and the junior girls’ 480-kilogram class tournament.
The Tug of War World Championships, which are being held Sept. 19-22, features Open Clubs Championships in the first two days, with clubs from around the world eligible to participate. The official World Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.