15 teams competed in the men’s 560kg competition which was run in two groups of six teams. The semi final line-up was Country Club v Nan Tou and Cockhill v Adabino. Country club and Adabino progress to the final in a repeat of the 2010 final from Perth. Country club were very strong and they went on to retain the gold medal with a straight end victory.
Men 560kg Results
Gold: Country Club, Northern Ireland
Silver: Adabino, Basque Country
Bronze: Nan Tou, Chinese Taipei
Fourth: Cockhill, Ireland
Nine teams competed in the ladies 540kg competition. The semi final pairings were An Steel v Disa Ladies and JingMei v Gaztedi. An Steel and JingMei progressed to the final. The final was a great contest between these arch rivals from Asia but it was the team from China who ran out winners.
Ladies 540kg Results
Gold: An Steel, China
Silver: JingMei, Chinese Taipei
Bronze: Gaztedi, Basque Country
Fourth: Disa Ladies, South Africa
All photos are available on our flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishtugofwar/
See full results on TWIF website.
The championships will feature on Nuacht TG4 this evening (Thursday) after 7pm.