Taiwan bags six gold medals at tug-of-war championships
Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The 2016 Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) World Outdoor Championships wrapped up in Sweden Sunday with the Taiwanese women's team obtaining a total of six gold medals, the best ever performance achieved by the team in the biennial competitions.
Taiwan's gold medal haul at the Tug of War World Championship included one in the women's 540 kg category on Sunday, the first time that the team has won in that weight class since it began to take part in the competition in 2010.
The team, comprising students from National Taiwan Normal University and Taipei Jingmei Girls High School, also won the women's under-23 500 kg category and the women's 500 kg category at the world championship on Saturday.
Prior to that, the team had already snagged three golds, winning the women's 500 kg, 540 kg, and under-23 500 kg categories at the Open Club Championship on Thursday and Friday.
The TWIF World Outdoor Championships includes the Tug of War World Championship and the Open Club Championship.
A total of 27 countries are represented at the four-day event. (Courtesy of CNA)