ISLAMABAD, Dec 23 (APP):Pakistan Army continued its supremacy as its athletes finished at the top in the senior khyrougi and poomsae competitions of the 14th Korean Ambassador National Taekwondo Championship at Amir Boxing Academy Hall on Monday.
Army’s athletes claimed 16 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals, accumulating a total of 580 points to clinch first position. Pakistan WAPDA amassed 345 points to finish second with three gold, 10 silver 12 bronze medals. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) collected 206 points to remain third by claiming two gold, four silver and 10 bronze medals.
In junior khyrougi mompetitions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took first position with two gold, two silver and one bronze medal, getting a total of 60 points. Sindh and PAF each got 40 points to remain third and fourth respectively. Sindh’s athletes bagged two gold and one silver, while PAF’s earned three silver and two bronze medals.
In the cadet khyrougi contests Islamabad, which collected 67 points finished at the top with one gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
PAF with 41 points clinched second position, earning one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Sindh with 35 points ended third, claiming one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) organized the five-day event with the support of Omar Associate, AF Powertek Engineering FZC, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd, NLC and Korean Embassy.
Ambassador Republic of Korea, Kwak Sung-Kyu, who was the chief guest distributed prizes among the winners. PAF’s Shahzaib, who was declared the best athlete pocketed a cash reward of Rs.50,000. President PTF Women Wing, Shamim Akhtar also awarded Rs 20,000 each to Haroon and Shahzaib on their outstanding performance.