Fierce tug for the world title

2018-09-18 06:01

The battle is going be a tug-of-war and the battle will be fierce as 20 countries descend on Camps Bay High School this coming Friday and Saturday for the 24th Tug-of-War World Championships.

The appetiser will however start tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as various clubs from the 20 countries compete for top honours in the Club Championships before the battle for world domination begins.

More than 1100 competitors will compete in 13 different weight divisions – athletes from South Africa, Australia, Basque Country, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, Chinese Taipei, China and Zimbabwe.

Switzerland comes into the championships as the defending champions and will do their utmost best to defend their title, but not if the hosts have anything to do with it. The host country’s men’s team is currently ranked seventh in the world and will dig their heels in deep to give their home crowd something to cheer about.

It is South Africa’s women who arguably have the best shot at a title as they are ranked third in the world and are poised to make a serious run for the title.

South Africa hosted their first world championships back in 1976.

“This is the fifth time South Africa will host the world championships and we are honoured to welcome all the countries. Forty-two years later after hosting the first championships it is very special for us to host the event once again in a city that is known as the tourist capital of the world.

“The theme of this year’s champs is ‘The World as One’. It is my wish that these championships will be a vehicle where strong relationships and friendships will be built and to strengthen the international tug-of-war family,” says Anton Botha, president of the South African Tug-of-War Federation.

The action will begin every day at 09:30 with the medal ceremonies at 17:30, except for Saturday when it will be at 17:00.

The opening ceremony will commence on Friday morning at 08:30 and the closing ceremony on Saturday at 15:30.

V Go to www.towcapetown2018.co.za for a full programme and more information.

The battle is going be a tug-of-war and the battle will be fierce as 20 countries descend on Camps Bay High School this coming Friday and Saturday for the 24th Tug-of-War World Championships.

The appetiser will however start tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as various clubs from the 20 countries compete for top honours in the Club Championships before the battle for world domination begins.

More than 1100 competitors will compete in 13 different weight divisions – athletes from South Africa, Australia, Basque Country, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, Chinese Taipei, China and Zimbabwe.

Switzerland comes into the championships as the defending champions and will do their utmost best to defend their title, but not if the hosts have anything to do with it. The host country’s men’s team is currently ranked seventh in the world and will dig their heels in deep to give their home crowd something to cheer about.

It is South Africa’s women who arguably have the best shot at a title as they are ranked third in the world and are poised to make a serious run for the title.

South Africa hosted their first world championships back in 1976.

“This is the fifth time South Africa will host the world championships and we are honoured to welcome all the countries. Forty-two years later after hosting the first championships it is very special for us to host the event once again in a city that is known as the tourist capital of the world.

“The theme of this year’s champs is ‘The World as One’. It is my wish that these championships will be a vehicle where strong relationships and friendships will be built and to strengthen the international tug-of-war family,” says Anton Botha, president of the South African Tug-of-War Federation­.

The action will begin every day at 09:30 with the medal ceremonies at 17:30, except for Saturday when it will be at 17:00.

The opening ceremony will commence on Friday morning at 08:30 and the closing ceremony on Saturday at 15:30.

V Go to www.towcapetown2018.co.za for a full programme and more information.

The battle is going be a tug-of-war and the battle will be fierce as 20 countries descend on Camps Bay High School this coming Friday and Saturday for the 24th Tug-of-War World Championships.

The appetiser will however start tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as various clubs from the 20 countries compete for top honours in the Club Championships before the battle for world domination begins.

More than 1100 competitors will compete in 13 different weight divisions – athletes from South Africa, Australia, Basque Country, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA, Chinese Taipei, China and Zimbabwe.

Switzerland comes into the championships as the defending champions and will do their utmost best to defend their title, but not if the hosts have anything to do with it. The host country’s men’s team is currently ranked seventh in the world and will dig their heels in deep to give their home crowd something to cheer about.

It is South Africa’s women who arguably have the best shot at a title as they are ranked third in the world and are poised to make a serious run for the title.

South Africa hosted their first world championships back in 1976.

“This is the fifth time South Africa will host the world championships and we are honoured to welcome all the countries. Forty-two years later after hosting the first championships it is very special for us to host the event once again in a city that is known as the tourist capital of the world.

“The theme of this year’s champs is ‘The World as One’. It is my wish that these championships will be a vehicle where strong relationships and friendships will be built and to strengthen the international tug-of-war family,” says Anton Botha, president of the South African Tug-of-War Federation.

The action will begin every day at 09:30 with the medal ceremonies at 17:30, except for Saturday when it will be at 17:00.

The opening ceremony will commence on Friday morning at 08:30 and the closing ceremony on Saturday at 15:30.

V Go to www.towcapetown2018.co.za for a full programme and more information.

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