Taiwan’s first female baseball umpire receives IOC Award

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/20
By: Sie Jing-wun and Chung Yu-chen

Taipei, March 20 (CNA) Taiwan’s first female baseball umpire-in-chief Liu Po-chun (劉柏

Taiwan’s first female baseball umpire-in-chief Liu Po-chun (劉柏君) / CNA file photo

君) on Tuesday received the “2019 Women and Sport World Award,” which was granted in New York by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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

Throughout her sports career, she has not been deterred by gender discrimination, the IOC said on its website.

“It has not been an easy road,” the IOC said. “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.”    [FULL  STORY]

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