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Taiwanese tug-of-war team going for gold in Switzerland

2012/09/05 22:13:31

Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) A Taiwanese tug-of-war team is seeking gold at the Tug of War International Federation's (TWIF's) World Outdoor Championships to be held Sept. 6-9 in Appenzell, Switzerland.

The team, which took golds in the women's 560 kilogram and 520 kg categories at the TWIF European Outdoor Championships in the United Kingdom last September, will compete in the women's 500 kg and 540 kg categories and the mixed 600 kg category.

The team is composed of 18 athletes, mainly from Taipei Jingmei Girls High School, National Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan Sport University.

Since 2010, the team has collected 10 golds from a variety of competitions in Asia and Europe.

(By Johnson Sun and Scully Hsiao)