Three world ti­tles for cham­pion coach

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - SPORTS - MATT DEANS

AUS­TRALIA dom­i­nated the 2018 Tag World Cup, win­ning the lion’s share of fi­nals played in front of a large crowd at C.ex Coffs In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium.

The hosts won 17 of the 21 di­vi­sions, with the crown­ing glory com­ing in the Open Women where Aus­tralia won a third straight world ti­tle.

The gold medal win­ning per­for­mance served as the per­fect send-off for re­tir­ing coach Karen Smith.

Af­ter more than two decades as coach, Smith’s emo­tions poured out af­ter Aus­tralia’s 7-1 win over China.

“It feels fan­tas­tic to win it along­side some of my best mates, it’s hard not to cry talk­ing about it,” Smith said.

Photo: Matt Deans

WORLD-CLASS AC­TION: Aus­tralia was dom­i­nant at the In­ter­na­tional Tag Fed­er­a­tion’s third World Cup staged at C.ex Coffs In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium over the week­end.

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