A Taiwanese women's tug of war team grabbed two gold medals in the women's under-23 500 kg category and the women's 500 kg category of the 2016 Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) Open Club Championship in Sweden Thursday.
The team, called "Tai Shi Da Jingmei," is mainly composed of students from National Taiwan Normal University and Taipei Jingmei Girls High School.
The Open Club Championship, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is part of the TWIF World Outdoor Championships, which also includes the Tug of War World Championship slated for Saturday and Sunday.
A total of 27 countries are represented at the four-day event.
Huang Yu-bo (???), an official from Jingmei Girls High School, said winning the two medals was a boost to the morale of the team, giving the athletes more confidence.
The Tai Shi Da Jingmei team is seeking to take its fourth title in the women's 500-kg category of this year's the Tug of War World Championship.
Since 2010, the Taiwanese team has won three gold medals in the women's 500-kg category of the championship, which is held biennially.
Meanwhile, the team was scheduled to take part in the mixed 600-kg category and the women's 540-kg category of the Open Club Championship on Friday.
Since the Tai Shi Da Jingmei team won its first gold in the 500-kg outdoor event of the Tug of War World Championships in 2010, it has continued to win several medals at other international events.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel