The women's tug of war team, composed of teammates of National Taiwan Normal University and students from Taipei Jingmei Girls Highs School, went to Cape Town, South Africa in September for the 2018 Tug of War International Federation Outdoor Club Championships. They have grabbed 6 golds, 1 bronze and kept the 500-kg title for 5 consecutive years; they also triumphed in the under-23 500-kilogram event and senior 540-kg weight class for two years in a row.
Students from the Department of Athletic Performance went to Poland for the 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championship. Chen Wen Huei, Chen En Tzu and Hsieh Yun Ting have got 3 gold and 2 bronze in snatch and clean and jerk; and got 1 gold and 2 bronze for the total score. Chen En Tzu, a freshman, tops at snatch and clean and jerk.
The Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games was held from August 18th to September 2nd, Asian countries all pay much attention to this sports event held once in four years. The students and alumni from the Department of Athletic Performance and Department of Physical Education are in our national team and have taken back 4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.
The Chinese Taipei men's volleyball team is mostly made up of students and alumni of the Department of Athletic Performance. In a total of 14 players, 9 have studied at NTNU. On September 1, the team played a great game against Qatar and get the bronze medal by 3 to 1. This is our first medal in 20 years since the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. The players were so excited after the game.
Yang Yi Chen, an alumna of the Department of Athletic Performance, joins Filottrano LARDINI, which belongs to Italian Women's Volleyball League Serie A1. She is the first female athlete from Taiwan that plays at the national league in Italy. LARDINI has 47 years of history. The men who made Yang's women's national volleyball team is Federica Rampazzo, a former coach for Lardini Filottrano. He is also the key figure that assisted Pei-Hung Huang the setter to join Latina last year.