Taiwan wins five gold medals in tug-of-war championships

A Taiwanese tug-of-war team grabbed two more gold medals at the 2016 Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) World Outdoor Championships in Sweden on Saturday, bringing the country's total medal count to five in this year's competitions.

The team, comprising students from National Taiwan Normal University and Taipei Jingmei Girls High School, won the women's under-23 years of age 500 kg category and successfully defended its fourth title in the women's 500 kg category at this year's Championship Saturday.

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.

Prior to winning the two gold medals on Saturday, the team had already snagged three golds in this year's competition, winning the women's under-23 500 kg and the 500 kg of the Open Club Championship on Thursday, as well as the women's 540 kg open category on Friday.

Since 2010, the Taiwanese team has won four gold medals in the women's 500-kg category of the World Championship, which is held biennially.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel