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Taiwan wins more medals at TWIF indoor championships

TAIPEI--Taiwan won a gold medal in a women's event and a silver in a mixed event Friday at the 2014 Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) World Indoor Championships in Ireland.

The women's team, composed of students and alumni of Taipei's Jingmei Girls High School, defeated its opponents in ten matches to win gold in the 500-kilogram division.

The women then teamed up with male athletes from Taichung's Chiao Tai High School and Asia University to compete in 600-kg mixed division. They were beaten in the final match by An Steel of China.

The all-female team won another silver in the 540-kg division on Thursday after being beaten by An Steel.

On men's side, Taiwan took the gold medal in the under-23 (U23) 600-kg division and bronze in the 560-kg division.

The men's team is composed of students from National Nantou Senior High School, Mingdao University and National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport.

All the above events belong in the open clubs championship, which is contested by clubs rather than national teams.

On Saturday, Taiwan's all-female team will seek to retain its title in the biennial TWIF Indoor World Championships. Taiwan won the main title for the first time in 2010 and again in 2012.

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