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Taekwondo: Pakistani athletes to attend Training Camp in Iran
Sports Bulletin Report Tehran (IRAN):-Pakistan’s 10-member squad including 7 players and three officials arrived here to attend an International Khyrougi Taekwondo Training Camp, which will be held in Tehran till June 6, 2022. Names of squad: Officials: Yousef Karami (Head Coach Khyrougi), Shahzada Mohammad Asif (Assistant Coach), Najia Rasool (Female Coach) Men Players: Mohammad Shahzaib, Haroon Khan, Mohammad Iqbal, Hamzah Omar Saeed, Abubakkar Usman, Arsalan Arshad Women Players: Zoya Sabir
PSB hires two foreign coaches for national taekwondo players
Sports Reporter ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has hired the services of two foreign coaches to train the taekwondo players in the camp, which is going on in the premises of Pakistan Sports Complex aiming to upgrade the game skills of players. According to an official of PSB, Pakistan players will participate in the two international events including Asian Games 2022 and South Asian Games 2023 in Pakistan. "Two coaches one from South Korea and one from Iran have been hired to train players. We want to maximize our chances of winning the medals in taekwondo we are putting all resources to achieve our aim. As many as 52 players are taking part in the camp, “official added. President, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), Col (Retd) Wasim Ahmed Janjua told this reporter that one coach was hired by ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) while the services of other coach was provided by Korean government, Kukkiwon and Korean Embassy in Islamabad on the request of PTF. “Taekwondo is not part of Commonwealth Games 2022. However, it is part of Olympics, Asian Games, Islamic Games, Indoor Martial Art Games and Youth Games, “he concluded.
5 Dan Korean Master Taekwondo Poomsae Course
Ali Zafar KARACHI:-The 1st Combaxx Sindh Taekwondo Poomsae Course & Training Program will commence from April 14, 2022 at the Sindh Sports Board Complex, Nazimabad Karachi. According to an official, the 8-day long course will be conducted by internationally reputed 5th Dan Korean Master SEONG OH CHOI Kukkiwon 5th Dan/Kukkiwon, who has been especially invited to conduct this course in Karachi.  Around 50 athletes and 15+ Coaches/Referees from all over Sindh will take part in the course, as it is a certified course conducted by internationally reputed Korean Master, the players will be imparted important and modern skills of the game. The participants will be given certificates at the conclusion of this extensive course. The President of Sindh Taekwondo Association Kamran Qamar has thanked to Col Waseem Janjua President Pakistan Taekwondo Federation and Omar Saeed CEO PTF &  Combaxx Sports for all the support, collaboration and supervision. He termed this course as unique opportunities for players from across the province and said since Taekwondo is a recognized Olympic Sport, it is not provides opportunity to bring laurels for the country at national and international level but  this sports also builds strength, stamina and flexibility, it greatly improves ones overall fitness and well-being.
Taekwondo Federation elects Wasim Ahmed Janjua its president for next four years term
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) has re-elected Lt Col (Retd) Raja Wasim Ahmed Janjua as its president for the next four years term, as the election of the federation held at 255, R A Bazar, Rawalpindi Cantt at Physical and Zoom Modes. The local residents of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad physically attended the meeting at PTF Secretariat while Rizwan Ul Haq Razi, Associate Secretary of Pakistan Olympic Association attended the meeting on Zoom Mode as observer. The representatives of World Taekwondo Federation, Asian Taekwondo Union and Kukkiwon Headquarters, Seoul Korea also monitored the process. Names of new office bearers: Lt Gen (Retd) Javed Iqbal (Patron-in-Chief), Sana Ullah Khan (Patron), Lt Col (Retd) Raja Wasim Ahmed Janjua (President), Omar Saeed (Chief Executive Officer), Naseeb Ullah Babar (Senior Vice President), Madam Saba Shamim (Vice President), Syed Auon Abbas (Vice President), Syeda Majida Hameed (Vice President), Pakistan Army Officer (Vice President), Pakistan Air Force Officer (Vice President), Murtaza Hassan Bangash (Secretary General), Jalal Hyder Khan (Secretary Finance), Dr Izhar Ul Haq (Deputy Secretary), Najia Rasool (Deputy Secretary), Kamran Qamar Qureshi (Deputy Secretary), Nazakat Ali (Executive Member), Mehmood Shah (Executive Member), Mohammad Ilyas Afridi (Executive Member), Khaldoon Raja (Executive Member), Nadeem Ahmed (Executive Member), Akhtar Khan Tareen (Executive Member), Mohammad Tallah (Executive Member), Dr Essa Kakar (Executive Member), Sahil Choudhry (Executive Member), Malik Azam Khan (Executive Member), Bibi Soniya (Executive Member), Sobia Rehman (Executive Member), Shahzia Naz (Executive Member), Ashfaq Ahmed (Individual Member), Rabiia Nisar Amin (Individual Member), Jawed Akhtar Bhatti (Individual Member).
Taekwondo receives annually 2 million from PSB: Col Waseem
Khurram Shahzad ISLAMABAD:-President, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), Col (Retd) Waseem Ahmad Janjua has revealed that PTF gets Rs. 2 million grant from Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) once a year, as this amount is not enough to run the affairs of federation. While talking to this scribe during an exclusive sitting ex-army man added that without sponsorship sports could not be moved ahead at national and international level. “However, the taekwondo federation does a lot for the players to give them maximum national and international exposure and other support like equipment helmets, safeguards and gloves, which are vital for players to learn the basic skills of martial art, “he said. Wasim Janjua further said that he was appointed as manager with Pakistan Taekwondo Federation during the 9th South Asian Games 2004, which took place in Islamabad. “Later on, Brigadier Arif Siddiqui and General Arif Hassan guided me and I got the responsibilities as the secretary of the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation, “he further said. Responding to a question he said, “Pakistan joined the World Taekwondo Federation in 1977 after that PTF registered with the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in 1982. When I joined the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation, the conditions of the game were very bad. No one was serious with taekwondo. I did not give up and continued to work hard. Today, by the grace of Allah, PTF is the only federation in Pakistan that has won a bronze medal in the Olympic Qualifying Round and our athletes have achieved great success in international competitions, “he said. “I had the opportunity to attend a course in the United States in 2016 during which my thesis was "Promotion and Development of Taekwondo at Grass Root Level". It was a great experience. After completing the 45-day course, I worked for the promotion of this sport from the grass root level in the country. The development of any sport is not possible until this sport is started from the grass root level. PTF organized the competitions at Under 7,9,12,15,17,20 age group level, “he added. Waseem Janjua, while replying another question, said, “There are about 100 clubs registered with us in the country which are present in all the provinces. They bear their own expenses while the federation also provides food including Traveling Allowance (TA) and Daily Allowance (DA) for participation in the national and international events. We also provide helmets, gloves and jackets. There are 213 countries registered with the World Taekwondo Federation from all over the world. Asia has the best taekwondo players in the world in which Iran is number one. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport and Pakistan has not yet qualified for the Olympics but a Pakistani athlete won a bronze medal in the Olympic qualifying round. According to the rules, gold and silver medal winning athletes qualify for the Olympics, “he concluded.
Judo Championship: Pakistan Army win Men, WAPDA lift Women title
Ayaz Raza Afridi PESHAWAR (January 3, 2022):-Pakistan Army claimed the Men’s title with 7 gold while WAPDA lifted the women’s title with 6 gold medals in the 27th Men's and 10th Women's National Judo Championships that held Lala Rafique Sports Arena Peshawar on Monday. Pakistan Army grabbed seven gold medals and one silver medal in the individual event of the Men while HEC claimed two golds, two silvers and two bronze medals, WAPDA won one gold and three bronze medals and Navy came at fourth with two silver and three bronze medals. Balochistan won two silver and one bronze medal at 5th, Railways and Punjab got 6th position while KP-A of the merged areas took seventh positon and, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took 8th, Police got 9th, Islamabad, Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan remained 10th position. Pakistan WAPDA won six gold medals Pakistan Army with two gold and two silver medals in the 10th Women event by taking the trophy, Punjab with three silver and three bronze medals took third position, HEC with three silver and two bronze medals got fourth position, Navy with four bronze medals, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with three silver and sixth bronze medals took sixth positon and, Balochistan got seventh, KP-A took eighth, Azad Jammu and Kashmir ninth, Gilgit-Baltistan, Police, Islamabad, Railways and Sindh 10th position. Sabir Hussain of Army in -50kg, -55kg Akbar of Army, Akash of HEC in 60kg'-Hasnain of Army in 66kg'-Muhammad Asif of Army in 73kg'-Haseeb of HEC in 81kg Mustafa - Abbas of Army in 90kg, Qaiser of WAPDA in 100kg, Shah Hussain Shah of Army in more than 100kg and Shah Hussain Shah of Army won gold medal in open category. Hijratullah of KP in 81kg and Nadeem of KP in 90kg won bronze medals in women's competitions. Manahil Iftikhar of Army in 48kg' - Wapda's Shumaila in 52kg class' Wapda's Humaira in 57kg '-Wapda's Sonam in 63kg' Wapda's Banish Khan won gold medal in the category 'Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the bronze medal in the 44kg class by Asifa Noor' In the mixed event, the competition was thrilling. Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Khalid Khan was the chief guest on this occasion who also witnessed the team championship final. President Pakistan Judo Federation Col (retd) Junaid Alam, Vice President Pakistan Judo Federation Masood Ahmad, District Sports Officer Tehseen Ullah, Administrator Peshawar Sports Complex Syed Jaffar Shah, Director Development Saleem Raza, Deputy Director Sports Aziz Ullah Jan, officials, players and spectators were also present during the prizes distribution ceremony.  
Taekwondo: KPK lift the title of National Championship with 9 golds
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (December 27, 2021):-Khyber Pakhtunkawa athletes have won the title of the 2nd IGFC National Taekwondo Championship 2021 with 9 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals that concluded in District Tank on Monday. Gilgit Bultistan claimed second position with 3 gold and 5 bronzes while Waziristan got third position with 2 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronzes medals during the three-day top taekwondo fixture. As many 144 players from all over the country took part in the competition and 126 bouts were held in different weight categories. At the closing ceremony, Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Khan, Aamir Latif, RPO D I Khan Soukat Abbas and Col Sher Alam graced as chief guests and distributed the prizes among the top players. The conduct of this event was made possible with the keen interest of Brigadier Naiknam Mohammad Baig, Commander Sector South, Frontier Corps (South) KP, and whole hearted support provided by the South Asian President and CEO Combaxx Sports Omar Saeed as sponsors plays a vital role in facilitating the event. Complete Results: (Day-1): Under 54 KG 1st. Hasnaat Khan (GB) 15 2nd. Hassan Muttayab (KPK) 10 3rd. Rashid Khan (Waziristan Azmari) 05 4th. Hasan Mohammad Atta (Punjab) 05 Under 87 KG 1st. Khan Ibrar (KPK) 15 2nd. Ahmed Ijaz (Baluchistan) 10 3rd. Javed Mohammad (Punjab) 05 4th. Karim Zafar (GB) 05 Over 87 KG 1st. Khan Tariq (KPK) 15 2nd. Hakeem Luqman (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd. Tehseen Khan (GB) 05 4th. Shah Ahmed (Baluchistan) 05 Under 45 KG 1st. Ishaq Saqib (Islamabad) 15 2nd. AWAIS Mohammad (Baluchistan) 10 3rd. Sheikh Moiz (Sindh) 05 4th. Jan Zain Raza (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 78 KG 1st. Fahad Khan (Waziristan Azmari) 15 2nd. Abdul Jabbar Khan (                KPK) 10 3rd. Mohammad Sudais (Baluchistan) 05 4th. Hashir Ali (Sindh) 05 Over 78 KG 1st. Bilal Khan (KPK) 15 2nd. Arifullah Khan (Islamabad) 10 3rd Mohammad Danyal (Waziristan Azmari) 05 4th Mohammad Rehan Mughal (Punjab) 05. (Day-2): Under 63 KG 1st Anjum Hussain (Islamabad) 15 2nd Amir Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Abdul Qahar (Baluchistan) 05 4th Mohammad Jameel (AJK) 05 Under 68 KG 1st Anjum Saqlain (AJK) 15 2nd Mohammad Ahmed (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Mohammad Shoaib (               Islamabad) 05 4th Haseeb Hassan (KPK) 05 Under 74 KG 1st. Yasir Jalal (KPK) 15 2nd Mohammad Younas (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Mohammad Mohsin (Sindh) 05  4th Abdul Ghaffar (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 80 KG 1st Gulbadin Hikmaryar (Waziristan Azmari) 15 2nd Idrees Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Adil Khan (Islamabad) 05 4th Badshah Khan (Sindh) 05 Under 55 KG 1st Mohammad Shameer (KPK) 15 2nd Arshamullah (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd Syed Hashim (GB) 05 4th Abu Huraira (Baluchistan) 05 Under 59 KG 1st Hamza Khan (Sindh) 15 2nd Nisar Ahmed (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Atifullah (Islamabad) 05 4tg Mattiullah (KPK) 05 Under 63 KG 1st Mohammad Hasnain (GB) 15 2nd Nasir Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Ali Hussnain (Punjab) 05 4th Ghulam Rasool (Islamabad) 05 Under 73 KG 1st Mohammad Hasnain (KPK) 15 2nd Irfanullah (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd Zulqarnain (GB) 05 4th Naveed Ahmed (Islamabad) 05 (Day-3): Under 58 KG 1st Mohammad Owais (KPK) 15 2nd Mohammad Tayyab (Sindh) 10 3rd Atiqullah (GB) 05 4th Umer Liaqat (Punjab) 05 Under 48 KG 1st Mohammad Hammas (KPK) 15 2nd Asfand Baloch (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Irfan Ali (Sindh) 05 4th Mohammad Asim (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 51 KG 1st Mohammad Ahsan (KPK) 15 2nd Sulman Khan (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Mohammad Imran (Punjab) 05 4th Raees Tabish (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 68 KG 1st Mubashir Ali (GB) 15 2nd Hamza Ali (Sindh) 10 3rd Mohammad Hassan (Waziristan Azmari) 05 4th Mohammad Yousaf (Islamabad) 05                                 Medals’ Table DEPARTMENT    GOLD    SILVER  BRONZE               BRONZE               POSITION Khyber Pakhtunkhwa   9              5              0              2              First Gilgit Baltistan              3                0              4              1              Second Waziristan Azmari        2                3               3              3              Third Islamabad                    2                1              3              3              Forth Sindh                            1                2              2              3              Fifth Azad Kashmir              1                 0              0              1              Sixth Baluchistan                  0                 7            2                2              Seventh Punjab                          0                 0             4              3              Eighth
Taekwondo: KPK athletes maintain their top position on Day-II
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD (December 27, 2021):- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa athletes maintained their top position on the second day of the ongoing 2nd IGFC (S) National Taekwondo Championship 2021 with 6 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals in Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and Waziristan Azmari shared two gold medals each.    RESULT (DAY-II): WEIGHT DIVISION (SENIOR MALE WEIGHT DIVISION) Under 63 KG 1st Anjum Hussain (Islamabad) 15 2nd Amir Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Abdul Qahar (Baluchistan) 05 4th Mohammad Jameel (AJK) 05 Under 68 KG 1st Anjum Saqlain (AJK) 15 2nd Mohammad Ahmed (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Mohammad Shoaib (               Islamabad) 05 4th Haseeb Hassan (KPK) 05 Under 74 KG 1st. Yasir Jalal (KPK) 15 2nd Mohammad Younas (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Mohammad Mohsin (Sindh) 05  4th Abdul Ghaffar (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 80 KG 1st Gulbadin Hikmaryar (Waziristan Azmari) 15 2nd Idrees Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Adil Khan (Islamabad) 05 4th Badshah Khan (Sindh) 05 WEIGHT DIVISION (JUNIOR MALE WEIGHT DIVISION) Under 55 KG 1st Mohammad Shameer (KPK) 15 2nd Arshamullah (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd Syed Hashim (GB) 05 4th Abu Huraira (Baluchistan) 05 Under 59 KG 1st Hamza Khan (Sindh) 15 2nd Nisar Ahmed (Baluchistan) 10 3rd Atifullah (Islamabad) 05 4tg Mattiullah (KPK) 05 Under 63 KG 1st Mohammad Hasnain (GB) 15 2nd Nasir Khan (KPK) 10 3rd Ali Hussnain (Punjab) 05 4th Ghulam Rasool (Islamabad) 05 Under 73 KG 1st Mohammad Hasnain (KPK) 15 2nd Irfanullah (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd Zulqarnain (GB) 05 4th Naveed Ahmed (Islamabad) 05                                              Medals Table DEPARTMENT                      G             S            B            4th      Points Khyber Pakhtunkhwa           6             5            0             2         150 Waziristan Azmari                2             3             2            1         75 Baluchistan                          0             5             2            2         70 Islamabad                            2             1             3            2         65 Gilgit Baltistan                      2             0            3             1         50 Sindh                                   1              0            1             3         35 Punjab                                 0              0            3               2       25 AJK                                      1             0             0              1       20    
Taekwondo Championship: KPK on top with 3 gold and 2 silvers
Peshawar (SB Report):-Khyber PakhtunKawa on top with three gold and two silver medals in the 2nd IGFC National Taekwondo Championship in District Tank. Waziristan Azmari, Gilgit Baltista and Islamabad claimed one each gold medal. Results: Under 54 KG 1st. Hasnaat Khan (GB) 15 2nd. Hassan Muttayab (KPK) 10 3rd. Rashid Khan (Waziristan Azmari) 05 4th. Hasan Mohammad Atta (Punjab) 05 Under 87 KG 1st. Khan Ibrar (KPK) 15 2nd. Ahmed Ijaz (Baluchistan) 10 3rd. Javed Mohammad (Punjab) 05 4th. Karim Zafar (GB) 05 Over 87 KG 1st. Khan Tariq (KPK) 15 2nd. Hakeem Luqman (Waziristan Azmari) 10 3rd. Tehseen Khan (GB) 05 4th. Shah Ahmed (Baluchistan) 05 Under 45 KG 1st. Ishaq Saqib (Islamabad) 15 2nd. AWAIS Mohammad (Baluchistan) 10 3rd. Sheikh Moiz (Sindh) 05 4th. Jan Zain Raza (Waziristan Azmari) 05 Under 78 KG 1st. Fahad Khan (Waziristan Azmari) 15 2nd. Abdul Jabbar Khan (                KPK) 10 3rd. Mohammad Sudais (Baluchistan) 05 4th. Hashir Ali (Sindh) 05 Over 78 KG 1st. Bilal Khan (KPK) 15 2nd. Arifullah Khan (Islamabad) 10 3rd Mohammad Danyal (Waziristan Azmari) 05 4th Mohammad Rehan Mughal (Punjab) 05.
IGFC National Taekwondo Championship starts from December 25 at Tank
Tank, KPK (SB Report):-Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) will host the 2nd IGFC National Taekwondo Championship in District Tank, as top national players from all provinces including Gulgit Baltistan (GB), Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Islamabad and a local team of Dera Ismail Khan Division will take part in the top national fixture. According to an official of PTF, Pakistan Army will also be featuring in the 3-day event, which is going to be started from December 25, 2021 at Tank District under the supervision and umbrella of IGFC (South KPK). Commenting on the preparations of the event, President Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Lt Col (Retd) Waseem Ahmed, apprised that NSF would try her level best in sincere spirit and genuine warmth in our Beautiful District Tank” to conduct this event. He emphasized that such event would be beneficial for the professional development of our officials and athletes. These events improve the organizational skills of National Sports Federations, ultimately creating a better image of the beloved country. He added that he would also like to mention here the support being given by IGFC Staff and his office, not only in encouraging the proposal in initial stage but also by providing assistance so that better ties can be developed with our main provincial stakeholders. The conduct of this event is also made possible with the keen interest of Brigadier Naiknam Mohammad Baig, Commander Sector South, Frontier Corps (South) KP. Last but not the least, I must acknowledge and appreciate the whole hearted support provided by the South Asian President and CEO Combaxx Sports Omar Saeed as sponsors plays a vital role in facilitating the event. In three days event, more than 200 Officials and athletes will participate in this championship. Our International and National Referees will be there to conduct this event in befitting manners. Once again I am extremely grateful for the IGFC KP (South) for giving this opportunity for our athletes to display their skills, techniques and stamina in the district of South Waziristan.