Arab Taekwondo Championship concludes in Fujairah

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Taekwondo Fujairah

Staff Report

The Arab Taekwondo Championship concluded Wednesday, making way for Fujairah to host the prestigious 8th G2 International Championship that gets underway on Friday.

The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, The Honorary President of the Emirates Taekwondo Federation, and organised over the past two days by the Fujairah Martial Arts Club and supervised by the Emirates Taekwondo Federation at the Zayed Sports Complex.

The tournament attracted over 750 fighters representing 13 Arab countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Tunisia, Algeria and UAE.

The regional tournament witnessed some superb competitions across the various categories with the opening day hosting the juniors and youth, while day two saw the men and women’s teams in action.

The event was attended by the President of the Arab Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Idris Al-Hilali, who praised its excellent organisation by the Fujairah Martial Arts Club. He also highlighted the role played by the organisational committee who met all of the needs of the participating delegations.

He stressed the importance of the tournament in promoting the sport of taekwondo across the Arab world so that it can grow and flourish.

With one tournament over, Fujairah is now preparing to host the 8th G2 International Championship that will launch tomorrow (Friday).

This event provides crucial qualifying points for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo so it has attracted a quality field of 2,000 athletes representing 43 countries. It will continue through to February 2. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com