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Taiwanese win gold in global cheerleading contest

Staff writer, with CNA

Fu Jen Catholic University students hold the school flag after winning a World University Cheerleading Championship contest in Florida on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Fu Jen Catholic University

Two students from Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City (新北市) cheered their way to a gold medal in the Freestyle Pom Doubles at the International Cheer Union (ICU) World University Cheerleading Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday in Florida.

Physical Education students Tu Chia-ni and Hu Ting-yun (胡庭芸) — both seniors — became the first Taiwanese to win the gold in the three-day competition at Walt Disney World Resort, according to Fu Jen Catholic University.

However, Fu Jen University said it is not content to rest on its laurels.

The dance division under the school’s Department of Physical Education said it is planning two performances on March 26 in the hopes of raising NT$1 million (US$33,205), ahead of the team’s trip to compete in the 2014 ICU World Cheerleading Championships, also at Walt Disney World Resort, in April.

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