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Team pulls in third place at global tug-of-war finals

TAIPEI--A Taiwanese team took the bronze medal in the women's 540-kilogram event at the Tug of War International Federation's (TWIF's) World Outdoor Championships that opened Thursday in Appenzell, Switzerland.

Taiwan's team, composed of students from Taipei Jingmei Girls High School, lost to the eventual gold medal winner, Gonten of Switzerland, 3-0 in the competition's semifinal round before defeating TTV Vechtlust in the bronze medal tussle by the same score.

In the 11 team competition, there were five teams from Switzerland, and one team each from Taiwan, the United States, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, and South Africa.

The Taiwanese team, which took golds in the women's 560-kg and 520-kg categories at the TWIF European Outdoor Championships in the United Kingdom last September, will also be competing in the women's 50- kg category and join with some men in the mixed 600-kg category.

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