Pak taekwondo team to feature in three back-to-back championships

ISLAMABAD, Jun 17 (APP): Pakistan Taekwondo Team is all set to feature in three back-to-back championships — 7th Asian Poomsae, 25th Asian Kyorugi, and Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships 2022 — scheduled to be held in South Korea from June 22 to July 2.

The team will depart for South Korea on June 20. The contingent comprises President Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) Raja Wasim Ahmed, and PTF CEO Omar Saeed. The seven Kyorugi players include Mazhar Abbas, Hamzah Omar Saeed, Muhammad Iqbal, Haroon Khan, and Shahzaib Khan.

Two Kyorugi female fighters, Fateemaah Tuz Zahraa Khawar and Zoya Sabir, are also part of the contingent while the three-member Poomsae team comprises of Muhammad Wasim Jawed, Shahzaib Ahmed, and Flower Zaheer.

Pakistan Taekwondo Team will feature in different categories of the events. The team officials will attend the ATU Council Meeting and the ATU General Assembly on June 22.

The Asian Poomsae Event will begin at Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province on June 23 while the 25th Asian Taekwondo Kyorugi Championship will be held from June 24 to 27 at Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Besides, the 2022 Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships will commence on June 29 and will continue till July 5 at the grand Hoban Gym.

On the other hand, the Poomsae Kukkiwon Coach Master Seongoh Choi (Korea) and three other Poomsae players Waseem Jawed, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Flower Zaheer will continue to attend the training camp in Korea for 15 days. They will be back home on July 17. Syed Sadaqat Hussain is the team manager while Faisal Nadeem Butt is the trainer. Yousuf Karami of Iran is the Head Coach for Kyorugi Players.

The team head and PTF CEO said the team was upbeat and well-prepared for the event and would fare well in these international-level events.

PTF President said the federation had arranged a 10-day training camp for these players in Iran in June to prepare them for the upcoming Asian championships.