Taiwan bags 3 golds, 1 bronze in Asian cheerleading competition


Tokyo — Taiwan’s national team, competing under the name Chinese Taipei, won three gold and one bronze medals in the 9th Cheerleading Asia International Open Championships (CAIOC) in Tokyo held Saturday and Sunday.

Chinese Taipei grabbed two golds in the two-person and five-person stunt team categories and in the mixed team competition, as well as one bronze in the high school group category.

The CAIOC is the largest cheerleading championship in Asia and an annual competition hosted by the Japan Cheerleading Association (JCA) in Tokyo, Japan since 2007.

This year, the event attracted 44 athletes from Taiwan to compete with others from Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

The event applied the format used in the Cheerleading World Cup (CWC), organized by the International Federation of Cheerleading (IFC), which involves teams of 16 members (at least six women) and determines award winners based on their cumulative scores over the past two days.