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Anne Wildgoose

Anne Wildgoose.

27-year-old Anne represented England in the ladies 540kg weight class and the 600kg mixed weight class at the Tug of War International Federation World Championships. She won a gold medal in the 540kg ladies weight class at the Tug of War Association National Outdoor Championship with her team Kilroe Ladies and went on to represent England at the British and Irish Outdoor Tug of War Championships where they won a bronze medal. She was also part of the Norton club which represented England at the British and Irish Outdoor Tug of War Championships in the 600kg mixed class and won gold.

Anne says: "Our team is maintaining fitness during the winter through running and strength training with a weekly tug of war training session to maintain grip strength and muscle memory, at a purpose built training facility.

"The season starts again for us in March and we have high hopes and ambitions for 2017, as it will be the year England host the European Outdoor Tug of War Championships.

"We will be aiming to retain our national gold medal in the ladies 540kg weight, and therefore be selected to represent England at the British and Irish Championships and European Championships later in the year, and there we will be aspiring to medal at both.

"Ultimately, our team ambition is to medal at a World Championships, with our next chance to do this in 2018."