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tug-of-war

a contest in which two people or teams pull opposite ends of a rope in an attempt to drag the opposition over a central line
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Govt Girls College Hayatabad got third position in badminton, cricket and volleyball, Govt Girls College Nahaqi got third position in Handball, Govt College of Home Economic Nowshera got third position in tug of war.
The event, sponsored by RAK Ceramics, RAK Gym and Top Gear, is one of the UAE's oldest, and included tug of wars, shooting, squash and arm wrestling, with more than 400 athletes involved.
In the Sports Gala Boys event Geology won first position in Football, Volleyball, Tug of War and Athletic Dept of Pharmacy secured in second position in volleyball, table tennis, and tug of war, department of Management Sciences won first position in badminton, table tennis, cricket won by Agriculture while Pharmacy got second position in cricket.
Winning tug of war at the highest level involves rhythmic effort, strategically alternating between hangs (rest) and pulls.
The tug of war teams consisted of eight pullers, aiming to pull a rope four metres from its starting position.
Mark revealed that the club had only started taking tug of war "seriously" last year, when it came fifth in the Northern area event.
Mr Hemming said: "Macmillan's Parliamentary Tug of War gets together politicians of all persuasions to pull together and put their weight behind a great cause.
Her voice lends itself well to the ballads that dominate Tug of War, such as the painful paeans to lost love "I Go Wild" and "The Longest Goodbye," as well as a compelling remake of the Tears for Fears '80s hit "Head Over Heels.
As always the tug of war competition proved to be a hugely popular event, with counties battling it out against each other to take the honours.
The Celtic Crusaders' Welsh international players will be putting their pulling skills to the test by competing in a tug of war using a special denim rope made out of Gap jeans.
The Brailes Show, which dates back to 1942, includes the annual inter-village tug of war competition, children's races, archery, working steam engines, and horse and dog shows.
The men of Princeton squared off against the men of Westminster, first in a hotly contested beard-growing contest, then in a tug of war across the manmade pond.