Taiwanese umpire wins women’s World Trophy

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 22, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan’s first female baseball umpire-in-chief, Liu Po-chun, on Tuesday in New York

President Tsai Ing-wen, front row center, Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu, front row third right, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, front row second right, Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) commissioner John Wu, front row right, and the Lamigo Monkeys pose for photographs at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei on Wednesday.  Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

received the International Olympic Committee’s 2019 Women and Sport World Award.

Liu won the World Trophy because of her staunch advocacy for female empowerment through sport, the committee said.

Throughout her sports career, she has not been deterred by gender discrimination, the committee said on its Web site.

“It has not been an easy road, but her determination saw her go from being a volunteer in the little league to becoming the first female baseball umpire in her native Chinese Taipei,” it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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