Peshawar Open Taekwondo Championship Begins – Sports

PESHAWAR: The first edition of the Peshawar Open Taekwondo Championship-2022 kicked off on Sunday with a colorful opening ceremony at the indoor hall of Hayatabad Sports Complex.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Taekwondo Association Women’s Wing President Saba Shamim graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Hayatabad Sports Complex Administrator and International Karate Coach Shah Faisal, KP Taekwondo Association President Ilyas Afridi, KP Taekwondo Association Secretary Waqar, players and a large number of spectators were also present during the of the colorful opening ceremony.

Over 300 players from various districts including Peshawar, Khyber District, Mohmand, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi compete in the grand two-day Peshawar Open Men Taekwondo Championship.

The players, Ilyas Afridi, said they will compete in the 68kg featherweight class, 74kg lightweight class, 80kg welterweight class and 87kg middleweight class.

The aim and objective of the championship is to prepare and discover new talented players from different districts. He said that after shortlisting the players, they would be educated and coached by qualified coaches and from among them, two teams would be selected for the national junior and national senior championships as well as this championship would also be held in other districts. major generals.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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