What it takes to make the team in all-girls tug-of-war

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — At the academically prestigious Jingmei Girls’ Senior High School in Taipei, the tug-of-war team is busy winning international medals.

The girls are sweeping competitions despite being shorter than their foreign competitors and usually the youngest at major events like the Tug of War International Federation’s matches.

Led by coach Kuo Sheng since 2003, the team’s most recent haul brought home four gold and two silver medals in February from the TWIF’s 2006 World Indoor Championships in the Netherlands.

“Tug of war is not popular nor is it an Olympic sport, but as long as you dedicate time to practice, you can still achieve good results,” Kuo told Mashable. …

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Via: Mashable: Sports

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