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Taiwan takes silver in 520-kg junior tug-of-war championships

2019/09/09 18:17:13

Image taken from CTTWA's Facebook page

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwanese athletes succumbed Sunday to South Africa to take the silver medal at the 2019 World U23 and Junior Outdoor Tug Of War Championships held in Ireland.

The tournament consisted of two events -- the Outdoor Open Club Championships and the World Championships -- both of which took place at Castlebar in the west of Ireland Sept. 5-8.

The tug of war team, comprised of students from Taoyuan Municipal Shou Shan Senior High School and Taipei Jingmei Girls High School, took silver in the junior mixed 520-kilogram category.

Huang Yung-wang (黃永旺), vice chairman of the Chinese Taipei Tug of War Association, said the team could have won gold if some of its main players had not been out on the injured list.

Although the team had anticipated beating their opponents for the top trophy, Huang said his athletes did the best they could.

Last year, Taiwan beat South Africa in the same category event in the final, held in Cape Town, South Africa.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin)