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MARTIAL ARTS - Judo 16 Jun, 2024

Pakistan Judo Team to Compete in BRICS Games 2024 in Russia
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: A four-member Pakistan judo team, in collaboration with the Pakistan Sports Board, will depart for Kazan, Russia, on Monday to participate in the ongoing BRICS Games 2024.The prestigious sports event will feature three days of judo contests, commencing on Thursday in Kazan, Russia.Colonel Junaid Alam, President of the Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF), has instructed the national judokas to compete with their full potential. He expressed optimism that the judokas would deliver outstanding performances at this mega event.The Pakistan judo team comprised Hamid Ali (South Asian Games Gold Medalist), Sabir Shah (National Games Gold Medalist), Mueen Aslam (National Games Gold), and Afzal Bashir (Coach). 
Asian Championship: Pakistan squad to visit Vietnam on May 10
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan national taekwondo team of Khyrogi, and Poomsae will leave for Vietnam on May 10 (Friday) to take part in the Asian Taekwondo Championship 2024.According to an official of the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), teams have been diligently preparing under the guidance of both foreign and national coaches. The Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC), and Pakistan Sports Board (PCB)  extended their full support by providing Training Facilities, Necessary NOCs, and financial assistance.The President/Secretary of PTF will attend the General Council Meeting of Asia, where they will present a bid to host the 7th Asian Open Championship in Islamabad, Pakistan in February 2025. Omer Saeed, CEO Pakistan Taekwondo Federation will also attend the meeting as an observer. National Taekwondo Kyorugi and Poomsae Teams consist of 17 male, and 5 female players, who will show their skills and techniques in the events.
Pakistan squad named for Asian Ju-Jitsu Championship 2024
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: The Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation (PJJF) has announced the team for the Asian Ju-Jitsu Championship, which will be held in Abu Dhabi from May 1 to May 8, 2024. Top Pakistani athletes will represent Pakistan in the championship.According to details provided by the Pakistan Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the national team has been announced for the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024, including senior team members Mohammad Ammar, Isra Waseem, and Kainat Arif, along with junior members Under 18 Mohammad Yousaf Ali, Umar Yasin, and Hamad Baloch will be Under 16 category Additionally, Dalawar Khan Sannan and Abu Hurrara will participate in the Asian Referee Seminar and Exam. Tariq Ali, the General Secretary of the Pakistan Jiu-Jitsu Federation, will be the head national team and represent Pakistan at the General Assembly of the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union. The President of the Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation hoped that the national team would demonstrate excellent performance in the championship, building on their success in the 2023 Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Thailand. He also emphasized the federation's commitment to providing ample opportunities for junior athletes and ensuring the best possible preparation with the support of the Pakistan Sports Board. 
Hamza Saeed claims gold medal in Fajr Open Championship
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistani martial art athlete, Hamza Saeed has grabbed the gold medal in the 33rd Fajr Open Taekwondo Championship after defeating Mohammad Ibrahim Hosseini from Iran by 9-1 and 14-3 in the final of the +87 kg category in Tehran, the capital of Iran.According to an official of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), in the semifinals Hamza Saeed eliminated local player Amir Mohammad and Parham Khowari in the quarter-final. In the -54 category final, Pakistan's Shahzeb Khan was defeated by an Iranian player. In the second round of the final, the referee disqualified Shahzeb. Shahzeb won the silver medal. On this occasion, Hamza Saeed said it was a great honour for me to win the gold medal for Pakistan and be named the best player of the championship. Renowned athletes from all over the world participated in the Fajr Open, Hamza Saeed said, adding, that our head coach Yusuf Karami gave the best training to all the athletes in preparation for the event.
Training camp for Al Fujairah Open Championship concludes
Sports Bulletin ReportSharjah (UAE): The 15-day training camp of Pakistani athletes for the 11th Al-Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championship, which will be held in Al-Fujairah of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 4 to 6, 2024 in Sharjah UAE. The camp was organized by Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) under the supervision of Pakistan's Iranian-born coach Master Yusuf Karami.Top national players including Haroon Khan, Hamza Omar Saeed, Shahzaib Khan, Mohammad Arbaz Khan, Mazhar Abbas, Nauman and Ehtishamul Haq will represent Pakistan in the Al-Fujairh Open Championship. Omar Saeed will be Team Leader, Ashfaq Ahmed Manager, Yusuf Karami Head Coach, Zubair Macha will be the coordinator and Faisal Butt will be the physio. After participating in the Al Fujairah Open, the Pakistan Taekwondo team will participate in the Fajr Open Taekwondo Championship held in Tehran from February 12 to 15, in addition to the World Taekwondo President Asia Cup from February 16 to 19 in Tehran and then from February 21 to 22 will take part in the Asian Club Taekwondo championship.
Korean Ambassador Taekwondo Championship to start on December 16
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: The 16th Korean Ambassador National Junior Taekwondo Championship will be held from December 15 to 16, 2023 at the Liaquat Sports Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Board Islamabad.According to an official of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), the championship will be held under the banner of taekwondo federation in collaboration with the Korean Embassy. Over 250 officials and athletes will be part of national juniors’ fixture.Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Railway, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa (KPK), Sindh, Baluchistan, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), and World Taekwondo (WT) Care Pogramme Team will fight for top honour during the two days event.
SVP Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Aoun Abbas visits Astana
Sports Bulletin ReportAstana (Kazakhstan): The Senior Vice-President (SVP) Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), Aoun Abbas Hashmi visited Astana Kazakhstan at the invitation of Kazakhstan Taekwondo Federation (KTF) from December 2 to 6, 2023.During his visit, Syed Aoun Abbas held talks with the Secretary General of the Kazakhstan Taekwondo Federation WT O. Besbayev, in the presence of the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan E. Marzhikpayev, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aiming to enhance the cooperation in taekwondo at different levels.
Pakistan MMA Team to participate in World MMA Championship
Sports Bulletin ReportQUETTA: President, Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Federation (PMMAF), Zulfiqar Ali has announced that Pakistani athletes would take part in the World MMA Championship, scheduled to be held from December 6 to 10, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.“Asim Khan and Shahzaib also would represent the country in the event. Initially, we had planned to send seven males and as many female athletes to participate in the championship but due to scarcity of funds. We decided to send only four athletes now including Shahzaib, Asim Khan, Dawood Jan, and Abdul Rehman along with team coach Imran Qasim, “he added.
Asian Open Taekwondo Championship: Afghanistan clinch title
Afghan players lift 2 golds, 2 Silver medals: Pakistan claim 2nd, Kazakhstan 3rd positionAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Afghanistan athletes have won the title of the 5th Asian Open Taekwondo Championship 2023 by winning 2 gold and 2 silver medals that concluded at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday. Pakistan won second position with 2 gold, 1 silver, and 7 bronze medals, while the Kazakhstan team came third with 1 gold and 4 silver medals.In the women's event of the championship, Kazakhstan came first with 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals, Great Britain came second with 1 gold and 2 silver medals whereas Iran came third with 1 gold and 1 silver medal.In the prize distribution ceremony of the championship, the distinguished guests were the President of the Asian Taekwondo Union Prof. Kyu Seok Lee, Squash legend Jahangir Khan, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Nepal Tapas Adhikaw, President of PTF. Colonel (retd) Waseem Janjua, Technical Delegate of the Championship Kook Hyun Jung, and CEO Umar Saeed distributed the prizes.Earlier, on the last day of the 5th Asian Taekwondo Open Championship Kyorugi event, four different weight category competitions were held. In the men's -58kg final, Kazakhstan's Zhavokhirkhon Islamov performed brilliantly and won the gold medal by defeating Lev Korneev of Serbia 2-1 in an interesting match. Mohammad Nadhim of Iraq won the bronze medal while Samikhon of Kazakhstan won the fourth bronze.In the men's -80kg category finals, Korea's Geon-Woo Seo won 2-0 against Serbia's Rustam Odinaev to win Gold while Iraq's Saif Taher Habeeb won the bronze, while Pakistan's Mazhar Abbas won the fourth.In the women's -62 kg category final, Serbia's Nadja Savkpvic won gold with a 2-1 victory over Pakistan's Zoya Sabir, while Pakistan's Sara Rehman and Hajra Shakeel took bronze and fourth respectively. In the women's +73 category final, Kazakhstan's Cansel Deniz won 2-0 against Pakistan's Manisha Ali. Pakistan's Hira Khan won bronze and Pakistan's Nuzrat Mumtaz won the fourth bronze medal.Results (Final Day):Kyrougi Male CategoryFirst Position: Afghanistan (2 Gold & 2 Silver Medals)Second Position: Pakistan (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals)    Third Position: Kazakhstan (1 Gold & 4 Silver Medals)Kyrougi Female CategoryFirst Position: Kazakhstan (4 Gold & 1 Silver & 3 x Bronze Medals)Second Position: Iran (1 Gold & 1 Silver Medals)                  Third Position: Great Britain (3 Silver and 11 Bronze Medals)Poomsae Male/Female Individual CategoryFirst Position: Pakistan (6 Gold & 6 Silver & 12 x Bronze Medals)     Second Position: Saudi Arabia (2 Gold & 1 Silver & 2 x Bronze Medals)Third Position: Nepal (1 Gold)Poomsae Male/Female Pair / Team CategoryFirst Position: Pakistan (7 Gold & 6 Silver & 10 x Bronze Medals)     Second Position: Saudi Arabia (1 x Bronze Medals) 
Asian Open Taekwondo: Shahzaib crushes Riad Hamdi to lift gold
Hamza wins silver, Haroon Khan, and Rafia Abdul Samad claim bronze medalsAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Rising national martial arts lad, Mohammad Shahzaib Khan overpowered Saudi challenger Riad Hamdi to win a gold medal for Pakistan in the Asian Open Taekwondo Championship at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Saturday. Also, Hamza Saeed grabbed silver, Haroon Khan and Rafia Abdul Samad won bronze medals.On the second day of the Kyorugi event, in the men's -54 kg final, Pakistan's Shahzaib Khan showed a brilliant performance against Saudi Arabia’s Riad Hamdi to win the Gold medal while Pakistan's Tanzeel Hasnat won the bronze, compatriot Abubakar Siddique got the 4th bronze.In the men's -63 kg category final, Afghanistan's Mohsin Raza won 2-0 against Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Zakariya. Pakistan's Haroon Khan won the bronze while Pakistan's Nouman Khan won the fourth bronze.In the men's +87 kg final, Afghanistan's Ali Akber Amiri defeated Pakistan's Hamza Umar Saeed 2-1 after an exciting and thrilling contest. Egypt's Mohammad Ali won the bronze and Kuwait's Ali Hameed Hassan won the fourth bronze.In the women's -46 category final, Kazakhstan's Nargiza Koishybekova won the gold medal by defeating her compatriot Aidana Yedilbayeva 2-0. In the women's -53kg final, Iran's Nahid Kiyani won the gold medal by winning 2-0 against her compatriot Mobina Nimatzadeh. Pakistan's Rafia Abdul Samad won the bronze, and Dunia Ali Abutalib of the Saudi Arab world won the fourth bronze.In the women's -67 kg category final, Kazakhstan's Nuray Khussainova won 2-1 against Britain's Erin Shaw, Pakistan's Maleeha Ali won the bronze, while Kazakhstan's Zhadyra Khairullina won the fourth the bronze medal. 
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