Pakistan bag silver at Asian taekwondo event

Published June 15, 2021
MEMBERS of silver medal-winning Pakistan team in poomsae event of the Asian Taekwondo Championship in Beirut pose for a group photo.
MEMBERS of silver medal-winning Pakistan team in poomsae event of the Asian Taekwondo Championship in Beirut pose for a group photo.

BEIRUT: Pakistan team grabbed silver medal in the team Poomsae event at the Asian Taekwondo Champ­ionship in Beirut.

Philippines’ Nikki Oliva, Kobe Macario, Juvenile Crisostomo, Jeordan Dominguez and Marvin Mori won gold medals in the said event.

Freestyle taekwondo Over-17 category silver medallists Ayesha Noor, Najia Rasool, Hamza Saeed, Haroon Khan and Shahzeb Khan said, “We would like to thank Almighty Allah for this win against top-class performers from Asia. The credit [for this win] also goes to our coaches and the federation for their patronage and support.”

Pakistan Taekwondo Federation president retired Col Waseem Janjua and team leader Omar Saeed congratulated the position holders for their outstanding performance, saying winning the silver in an Asian event is a good sign for us as well as for taekwondo in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Waseem announced Rs50,000 cash award for every medal winner.

Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2021

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