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Taekwondo09 Oct 2020

National Taekwondo Championship from October 28
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (October 9, 2020):-The National Taekwondo Championship will be staged from October 28 to November 1, 2020 at Kala Shah Kaku, Lahore under the banner of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF). According to an official of PTF, over 550 male and female athletes will compete in different categories from all provinces, departments, services and affiliated units of federation. The national event of taekwondo is a regular feature and is one of the mega events on the calendar of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation. This is an excellent opportunity for the players from all over the country to exhibit their proficiency in their respective events. The championship is also provided them a platform for developing greater goodwill among all the regions of the country, which is vital for national integrity. The championship is likely to attract a large number of gatherings. A high quality of fights will be expected during the championship. The colourful opening ceremony will be held on 28 Oct 2020 at S A Garden, Kala Shah Kaku, Lahore. The Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Management of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation. Latest Electronic Sensors and Digital Scoring equipment will be used during this event. This year’s event is very special as it will be organized under the slogan ``Raise Your Spirit’’ after COVID-19 Pandemic. Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan WAPDA, Pakistan Railway, Pakistan Police, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa, Sind, Balochistan, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) will participate in the 5-day national taekwondo showpiece.

Taekwondo01 Jun 2020

Taekwondo Federation holds prize distribution ceremony
Sports Report ISLAMABAD (June 1, 2020):-Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) on Monday staged the prizes distribution ceremony at PTF Secretariat, as the winners of the 1st Online Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, which was held in last May 2020. According to a spokesman for PTF, Presidents, Secretaries of affiliated Associations and officials took attended the prestigious ceremony. On this occasion President PTF Col (Retd) Waseem Ahmed thanked all representatives and also appreciated Chief Jury members for conducting the said event in befitting manners. The First position Trophy was awarded to Sindh Taekwondo Association. A medals souvenir was also given to Master Han Sang Su, Korean Coach. The said online event was sponsored by President South Asian Taekwondo Association (SATA) Omar Saeed. The detail of Cash Award being given to Associations is as under:- Punjab Taekwondo Association         :           Rs:48000 Sindh Taekwondo Association           :           Rs:46000 KPK Taekwondo Association             :           Rs:41000 Islamabad Taekwondo Association    :           Rs:22000 Balochistan Taekwondo Association  :           Rs:11000

Taekwondo22 May 2020

Online Taekwondo: Sindhi players show impressive performance
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (May 22, 2020):-The players from Sindh showed impressive performance in the first Online Taekwondo Poomsae Championship 2020, which was held under the banner of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF). Sindh maintained position with 2 gold, 10 silvers and 22 bronzes, as they aggregated 264 points while Punjab stood at second spot with 8 gold, 7 silvers and 10 bronzes. They secured 248 points). Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK) got third position with 189 points, as they won 10 gold, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes medals. Foreign-based Pakistani fighters and players belonging to other nationalities including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, USA, Jordan, Russia, India, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Sudan and Nepal were also featuring. As per results of Female Under-26 Creative Poomsae, in Group 1, Wania Ghassan of KPK claimed gold, Fatima Khawer of Sindh clinched silver while Samia Zafar & Zara Shafi of Sindh grabbed bronze each. In Male Under-11 Poomsae, in Group 1, Awais Kabir of Punjab got gold, Muhammad Hamdan of Punjab lifted silver while Azmaan Kamran & Arsalan Ullah Khattak of Sindh claimed bronze each. In Group 2 12 Year & Above, Huzaifa Qamar of Punjab got gold, Bilal Ahmed of Balochistan secured silver while Ikram Ullah Khattak & Bilal Khaskheli of Sindh claimed bronze each. In Senior Male Group 1 (41 to 45 Years) Muhammad Qasir of KPK got gold, Kamran Qureshi of Sindh secured silver while Ashfaq Ahmed of Sindh and Rana M Saleem of Punjab got bronze each. In Group 2 (46 years and Above) Dr Zameer Altaf of Punjab Got Gold, Asad Raza of Sindh secured Silver while Noor Ahmed Abbasi and Mateen Aziz of Sindh claimed Bronze each.

Taekwondo20 May 2020

KPK athletes excel in first online Taekwondo Championship 2020
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (May 20, 2020):-Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK) athletes produced sparking performance in the first online Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, which is being played under the auspices of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF). According to an official of taekwondo federation, KPK players reached on top with six gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the national taekwondo showpiece. Punjab grabbed three golds, three silvers and six bronzes while Sindh claimed three silvers and seven bronzes, as respectively got second and third position in the championship. As many as 400 athletes are featuring in the event which will conclude on May 22, 2020. In addition, 36 foreign-based Pakistani fighters and players from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, United States of America (USA), Jordan, Russia, India, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Sudan and Nepal are also showing their physical skills in the top national fixture. As per results of boys 12-14 year, in Group 1, Shaheer of KPK claimed gold, Naimatullah of KPK clinched silver while M Noman & Syed Faiz Ali of Sindh grabbed bronze. In Group 2 Tahir Zakir of KPK got gold, Muzamil of KPK picked silver while Abdullah of Sindh and Manan of Islamabad got bronze each. In Girls 12-14 year, in Group 1, Hadia Naeem of KPK claimed gold, Maira Anwar of KPK clinched silver while Mehnaz Khan of Punjab and Aleeza Nadeem from Sind grabbed bronze. In Group 2 Hiba Naeem of KPK got gold, Konain of Sindh picked silver while Faiza of KPK and Warisha from Sindh got bronze each. Similarly Umar Bin Asif of UAE got gold, Akshat Saran of India claimed silver while Nishwan Mustafa and Nahyan Satam Safyani of Saudi Arabia claimed bronze each. In girls 12 -14 year, Aleeza Bin Asif of UAE claimed gold, Ridha of India secured silver while Ariyan Sarakanth of India and Aishwariya Nabeel Fadal of Egypt claimed bronze each.

Taekwondo18 May 2020

Online Taekwondo Poomsae Championship 2020
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (May 18, 2020):-Online Taekwondo Poomsae Championship 2020 started here under the banner of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), as the kids showed their interest and participated in the different events. Associations including Gilgit Baltistan / Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) and member of clubs which are registered with District, Provincial or National Federation are participating in the championship. aResults (Day-1): Event Posn Player’s Name Association / Club Medal Kids (Boys) Group 1 1st Ibrahim Anjum TKD Lover, Punjab G 2nd Mati ur Rehman Muslim TKD, Islamabad S 3rd Sadullah Samad TKD, Sindh B 4th Moiz Khan Balochistan B Group 2 1st Farhan Raja Abbottabad TKD, KPK G 2nd M. Ateeb Nasir Samad TKD, Sindh S 3rd Hamza Wilyat TKD Lover Multan, Punjab B 4th Ahsan Ali G. Cane TKD, Punjab B Group 3 1st Hassan Ali Mansehra TKD, KPK G 2nd Qasim Siyal TKD Lover Multan, Punjab S 3rd Munzir Hussain Rauf TKD, Sindh B 4th Essa Kamran TKD, Islamabad B Group 4 1st Fahad Khan TKD Lover Multan, Punjab G 2nd Roshan Khan Eagle TKD, Punjab S 3rd Abdullah Ghaffar World TKD, Islamabad B 4th M. Abdullah Cobra TKD, Punjab B Foreigners (Not included in Position) 1st Luka Russia G 2nd Peter Russia S 3rd Abdul Kareem Jordan B 4th Suleman Kazakistan B Kids (Girls) 9 to 11 Years Group 1 1st Mishal Mansoor Muslim TKD, Islamabad G 2nd Hina Jamshed G Cane TKD, Punjab S 3rd Shafaq FIMS TKD, Islamabad B 4th Saboon Huma Mishfit TKD, Punjab B Group 2 1st Ifrah Ehsan Mshfit TKD, Punjab G 2nd Wania Peshawar TKD, KPK S 3rd Huda Syed World TKD, Islamabad B 4th Summaiya Hayyat G Cane TKD, Punjab B

Taekwondo15 May 2020

Online Poomsae Championship 2020 Kicks off
Staff Report ISLAMABAD (May 15, 2020):-In present scenario of COVID-19 it can be called a huge success of involving athletes and coaches of Taekwondo (Olympic Martial Arts) in Pakistan during these tough conditions. Foreign based Pakistani coaches and their athletes are also participating in this first ever Online Championship. Other than foreign based Pakistani athletes, players belonging to other nationalities like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, USA, Jordan, Russia, India, Philippine, Kazakhstan, Sudan and Nepal are also featuring in this prestigious event. The event will also set a new trend for the other sports of the country as well to innovate new ideas to engage in sports during these tough times.  An official said, “Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) is trying her level best to promote Taekwondo Olympic Martial Art Sports and give maximum exposure to youth at National and International Level. Federation is also grateful to support from her co-sponsors AAA and main sponsor Hankook. Besides this Federation has full support of President Pakistan Olympic Association who has fully supported the idea during their previous online meeting with the different stakeholders of the NSF, and also urged other MNAs to follow. The Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) have also been informed regarding this championship and final results will be sent accordingly, “he added.

Taekwondo06 Apr 2020

Online Taekwondo training
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (April 6, 2020):-A spokesman for Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) said on Monday that the world was going through a very difficult time because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rapid spread of this virus in Pakistan which also hit the sports activities. “At a time like this, there is need that we should work together to overcome this difficult situation as well as to connect the sports activities. In this regard Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and concerned International Sports Organization have already instructed to all NSFs to provide online training and competitions facilities to their officials and athletes to fight against COVID-19 through physical training, “he said in a statement. “Now, PTF has start on line training and competition of individual Khyrougi and Poomsae through Korean Expert Coach in coordination with his Pakistani Assistant Coach to make the Coaches and Athletes fit and perfect. This will also very helpful for said coaches and athletes to improve their skills and stamina to fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), “the spokesman concluded.

Taekwondo28 Dec 2019

Taekwondo players honoured
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (December 27, 2019):-Lt Gen Javed Iqbal, HI (M), (Retd), Patron, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) staged a prize distribution ceremony in the honour of medal winner of 13th South Asian Games 2019 at Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday night at a local hotel Islamabad.  The Patron has stressed upon the value of discipline, comradeship and ultimately bringing a good name to the country. He also appreciated all the management of PTF, coaching staff as he is eyeing on all the activities of the federation not only in Pakistan but also in International competitions for last two years. He congratulated the medal winners and showed his satisfaction what they have achieved in South Asian Games particularly in Taekwondo event. “Next year 2020 is the year of qualification round to qualify in to Olympics Tokyo, however the coaching staff and the athletes have to more work hard to achieve this milestone which is not impossible,” he said while adding “I will keep on supporting the deserving athletes in future as well, “he said. At the end, he again congratulated to all the medal winners and hoped that in Olympic Martial Art the new generation would take Taekwondo in to new heights. “My best wishes and sincere prayers are with you, “he concluded.  At this occasion, the President PTF Col Waseem Ahmed thanked the valuable comments by the patron and gracious contribution by honoring the athletes and coaches in terms of cash prizes.

Taekwondo24 Dec 2019

Pakistan likely to host two international taekwondo events in 2020
By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (December 24, 2019):-President, South Asian Taekwondo Association (SATA) Umer Saeed revealed that Pakistan would host two mega taekwondo events next year in 2020. He was talking to sports journalists in a briefing at Media Centre of Pakistan Sports Complex (PSC) along with president Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) Col Waseem Ahmed Janjua and secretary, SATA Murtaza Hasan Bangash on Tuesday. Umer Saeed Further disclosed that during the 13th South Asian Game, which were taken place in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 1, to 10, 2019, he was elected president SATA for the term of next two years unanimously. “All representatives of member countries including India supported me for this slot. There will be good working relationship between all countries for the promotion of taekwondo in the region, “he hoped. Responding to a question he said that two events including Pakistan Open Taekwondo Championship and South Asian Taekwondo Championship would be taken place back-to-back in the last quarter of 2020. “We are expecting a large number of players across the world will participate in the international taekwondo fixture. India ensured us that they will take part in the South Asian Taekwondo Championship 2020, “he asserted. On this occasion, president PTF congratulated Umer Saeed for getting the blue ribbon of SATA president-ship. Waseem indulged reporters that Pakistan participated in 17 international events during the 2019 and national athletes brought laurels for the country. “Government provided only Rs 2.5 million special grant for one event. We demand only infrastructure of the game from government, “he concluded.     

Taekwondo23 Dec 2019

Army athletes win National Taekwondo Championship 2019
  By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (December 23, 2019):-Pakistan Army athletes have won the Korean Ambassador National Taekwondo Championship 2019 that concluded on Monday at Aamir Boxing Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex. Army grabbed 16 gold medals, WAPDA claimed second position with three gold medals while Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spotted at third position with two gold medals. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) with the support of Omar Associate, AF Powertek Engineering FZC, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd, NLC and Korean Embassy, organized the 14th Korean Ambassador National Taekwondo Championship from 19 to 23 Dec 2019 at Amir Khan Boxing Hall. Teams from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtoonkawa (KPK), Army, WAPDA, PAF, Navy, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Islamabad participated in top national taekwondo showpiece. Shahzaib from Pakistan Air Force was declared best athlete of the event and also awarded Rs.50,000 cash award. Shamim Akhtar, President PTF Women Wing has also awarded Rs.20,000 to Haroon and Shahzaib on their outstanding performance. Kwak Sung-Kyu, Ambassador Republic of Korea Islamabad graced the closing ceremony as chief guest. Lt Col Raja Waseem Ahmed, President PTF, Omar Saeed, Vice President PTF, Shamim Akhtar, President Women Wing PTF, Murtaza Hassan Bangash, Secretary PTF were also present during this ceremony. Results: Pakistan Army 1st position (16 x Gold, 7 x Silver & 6 x Bronze Medal (Total 580 Points) Pakistan WAPDA 2nd position (3 x Gold, 10 x Silver & 12 x Bronze Medals (Total 345 Points) Air Force 3rd position 2 x Gold, 4 x Silver and 10 x Bronze Medals (Total 206 points) Junior Khyrougi Competitions KPK 1st position (2 x Gold, 2 x Silver & 1 x Bronze Medal (Total 60 Points) Sindh 2nd position (2 x Gold and 1 x Silver Medals (Total 40 Points) Pakistan Air Force 3rd position 3 x Silver and 2 x Bronze Medals (Total 40 points) Cadet Khyrougi Competitions Islamabad 1st position (1 x Gold, 4 x Silver & 2 x Bronze Medal (Total 67 Points) Pakistan Air Force 2nd position (1 x Gold, 1 x Silver & 3 x Bronze Medals (Total 41 Points) Sindh 3rd position 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver and 2 x Bronze Medals (Total 35 points)