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Korean Taekwondo Championship: Shehbaz wins bronze in Poomsae
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Mohammad Shehbaz Ahmed has won the bronze medal for Pakistan in the Minus-40 KG individual category in the Poomsae event during the ongoing Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship in Korea. According to an official of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), in the quarter finals, he beat Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Ali Al-Abbas in the quarter finals scoring 6.999 points to Al-Abbas 6.882 in the Minus-40 KG individual category of Poomsae Event to qualify for the semi-final. However, in the semi-finals he was beaten by Korea's former World Champion who beat him 6.966-7600. In this way, Shehbaz has become the second Pakistani player of the ongoing event to have won bronze for country. Earlier, Shahzeb Khan also won bronze medal in the Kyarugi event during the ongoing back-to-back Taekwondo Championships in Korea city of Chuncheon.  Meanwhile, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) President Lt Col (R) Waseem Ahmad Janjua said: "Our players' have played extremely well and he attributed this grand success to their hard work and also the rigorous training provided to them by the PTF prior to these championships. "Winning two bronze medals in these events in which the world's best outfits are featuring is a great honour for us", Janjua said.
Shahzaib claims bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Pakistani martial art athlete Mohammad Shahzaib claimed bronze medal in the 25th Asian Taekwondo Kyorugi Championship. He lifted the medal in -54 KG (Senior Khyrougi Event). Lt Col Raja Wasim Ahmed, President PTF has also given Presentation during WT Asia General Assembly and got approval for the conduct of 4th Combaxx Asian Open 2022 and 5th Asian Open 2023 in Islamabad Pakistan. This is a great milestone of the federation struggles for the promotion and development of Taekwondo in Pakistan.
Olympics By All Means
Pedro Lasuen Tokyo is over! Stop staring at the photo album and the recorded images. Today we take a new path, an extraordinary adventure, the preamble to something great. Today, Olympic Day, judo opens qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Welcome to Mongolia. As things are, with half the world travelling, airports overwhelmed and airlines in full overbooking mode, it takes courage to get on a plane, just as it takes courage to organise a grand slam, with all the guarantees and a deluxe line-up. It was the bet of the Mongolian Judo Association in its return to the World Judo Tour, as the organiser after six years of absence. Speaking of value, one of the values of judo, incidentally, it should be noted in the first place, is the presence of the Russian team in the Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam, under the banner of the International Judo Federation (IJF). As it is probable that many do not understand it, we asked the IJF General Director, Vlad Marinescu, to clear the doubts. “The International Judo Federation is against war, against any kind of violence, as well as hate and discrimination. Sport is not politics, sport is a bridge between different cultures. Our values are the values of sport, where there is no room for politics.” It is not a bet, as some may have thought, but normal. Russian athletes will defend the colours of the IJF and must respect, like all other judoka, the current rules of judo. Any type of political vindication or unsportsmanlike attitude, such as the refusal to salute before and after each fight, will be sanctioned as stipulated in the regulations because in judo there are no distinctions. That said, let's talk about sport, which is our thing. The President of the Mongolian Judo Association, H.E. Khaltmaa Battulga, welcomed the 155 athletes from thirty countries, who have travelled to Mongolia. Battulga was especially grateful to the IJF for "allowing my country to host such an important tournament after six years." 155 men and 100 women will fight for medals and the first Olympic points. The number is lower than similar events, but if we take a look at the draw, we can see that there are people of high quality, which makes this Grand Slam a replica of the Masters. Apart from some notable absences, some at the last minute, such as the Japanese Ono Shohei, or the German Anna-Maria Wagner, the level is exquisite, starting with the Japanese team, with its host of Olympic and world champions. They have not come to visit the huge statue of Genghis Khan and go for a pony ride. They are here to win. The Netherlands and Israel have brought the cream of their men's and women's teams, while Korea and Uzbekistan have also opted for Mongolia as the first springboard, and we cannot forget, because it would be a huge mistake, the local team, in full reconfiguration, with the young but already consecrated and others about to flourish. The competition begins on Friday and ends on Sunday. The preliminary phases will debut at 12:30 p.m.and the final block will start at 5:00 p.m., Mongolian time. From now on, the jokes and experiments are over. The serious thing begins and it begins well, with top-level judoka. We are convinced that some Olympic champions will come out of the Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam, in Paris 2024, and just for that, the mission has already been accomplished.
Pakistan to participate in the Asian Taekwondo Championship 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Taekwondo Team will take part in the forth-coming 7th Asian Poomsae, 25th Asian Kyorugi, and the Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships, as the events are scheduled to be held in South Korea from June 22 to July 2, 2022. According to an official of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), Pakistan contingent will depart for Korea on June 20. A strong Pakistan Taekwondo team will feature in different categories of the championships. The team officials will attend the Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU) Council Meeting and the ATU General Assembly will be held 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 24th till 27th June at Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province, Korea. Besides, the 2022 Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships will commence on June 29 and will continue till July 2 at the grand Hoban Gym. On the other hand, the Poomsae Kukkiwon Coach Master SEONGOH CHOI (KOREA) and three other Poomsae players namely Mohammad Waseem Jawed, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Flower Zaheer will continue to attend the training camp in Korea for 15 days. They will 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. Omar Saeed said: “The team is upbeat and well-prepared for the event and will fare well in these international-level events. Players were given hard training and also international exposure ahead of these prestigious Championships in Korea”. PTF President Raja Wasim Ahmed said: “Federation had arranged a 10-day training camp for these players in Iran in June which was aimed to prepare the players for the upcoming Asian championship in Korea," Names of players and officials: Raja Wasim Ahmed (President PTF), Omar Saeed (CEO of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation), Mazhar Abbas, Hamzah Omar Saeed, Mohammad Iqbal, Haroon Khan, Shahzaib Khan (male players), Fateemaah Tuz, Zahraa Khawar Zoya Sabir (female players), Mohammad Wasim Jawed, Shahzaib Ahmed, Flower Zaheer (Poomsae Team).  
Elections of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Max Martial Arts Association complete
Sports Bulletin Report PESHAWAR-The elections of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Max Martial Arts Association (MMA) have been completed, as Wajihullah Chairman, Salman Orakzai President and Ramin Ahmed became the Secretary General of the association. A meeting was held in Peshawar, which was chaired by Salman Orakzai. Shab Faisal, a representative of the directorate, participated in the meeting. On this occasion, a cabinet was unanimously formed for the next four years.  Associate Secretaries Sofia Javed and Habib, Finance Secretary Mohammad Fawad and Information Secretary Hassan were also elected in the meeting. “Sports have great importance and as a result of its promotion a healthy society is formed, “an official said.
Tbilisi Judo Grand Slam: 278 athletes to fight for top honour
Sports Bulletin Report Tbilisi (Georgia):-It's hot in Georgia, and the Tbilisi Grand Slam hasn't even started yet. What has happened, however, is the draw, and the only thing we know is that the temperature will rise even more. Prepare your fans, summer clothes and cold drinks, because judo has arrived in Georgia, and here, you will have to sweat to win. There will be 278 judoka, 173 men and 105 women, from 36 countries. The tournament is the prelude to the starting gun of the Olympic qualification, which will begin three weeks from now in Mongolia. Georgia is an opportunity for the younger generation, as well as for stars who want to take advantage of the absence of others to analyze their form before going on the hunt for the points that lead to Paris. An example of this is the presence of the -78kg German world champion, Anna-Maria Wagner. At -52kg, Reka Pupp, Distria Krasniqi and Astrid Gneto will make for strong competition, as will Eteri Liparteliani, Rafaela Silva and Priscilla Gneto at -57kg. A massive public presence is expected, as the tournament always brings record attendance. Crowds will especially flock on Saturday as Lasha Shavdatuashvili, national hero, best judoka of all time in Georgia, current world champion and vice-Olympic champion will compete in -73kg. Japan has left the women's team at home, but it has brought a men's team of young hopefuls to Tbilisi, such as Koga Genki and Oyoshi Ken, who will be called to pick up the baton of the current stars in a few years. There is no better place for them to get hands-on experience than Georgia. The competition will begin on Friday at 11am, Saturday at 11:30am and Sunday at 12pm. The final block will take place at 5:00 p.m.
Nation Care Junior Championship: National Taekwondo Club claim top position
Qaiser Chohan LAHORE:-National Taekwondo Club claimed top position in the Nation Care Junior Taekwondo Championship 2022 while Ghazi Taekwondo Club got second and Barak High School third position. Masooma, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl from Ghazi Taekwondo Club, set a new record by winning a gold medal. Over 50 martial art athletes took part in the Nation Care Junior Taekwondo Championship 2022 in different age group categories. National Taekwondo Club won five gold medals, two silver and one bronze medal and won the first position. With four gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals Ghaai Club got second position. Barak High School won three gold medals, one silver and three bronze medals and secured third position. Matin Nayyar, Hamza Islam, Ian Nadeem, Wajid and Kamil Mahmood of National Taekwondo Club succeeded in winning gold medals. Ali Haider and Hassan Ali won silver medals, while Bilal won bronze medal and helped their club to win the AM Nation Care Junior Taekwondo Championship.  
Balochistan Mixed Martial Arts Association elects Mir Jehangir Lango its new chairman
Sports Bulletin Report Quetta (Pakistan):- Balochistan Mixed Martial Arts Association (MMA) has elected Mir Jehangir Lango as its chairman for the next term in a meeting that held at Pakistan Sports Board Quetta. According to Pakistan Sports Board, Sharafat Butt Vice Chairman, Agham Mohammad Mengal President, Agham Mohammad Noorzai Senior Vice President, General Secretary Rehmat Noorzai have been elected during the election process. Elections of Balochistan Mixed Martial Arts Association were held under the supervision of Assistant Director Sports Board Mohammad Arsalan at PSB Gymnasium. Jahangir Lango Chairman, Sharafat Butt Vice Chairman, Agham Mohammad Mengal President, Agham Mohammad Noorzai Senior Vice President, Abdul Bari Vice President, Female Vice President Farah while Haji Rehmat Noorzai was elected for the post of General Secretary. Expressing their views, Chairman Mir Jahangir Lango, President Agham Mohammad Mengal and General Secretary Rehmat Noorzai said that it was a great initiative to promote the Mixed Martial Arts sports across the province. All Pakistan and All Balochistan Mixed Martial Arts Tournament will be held in Quetta, the expected date of which will be announced in the next meeting. Jahangir Longo further said that all the associations of Balochistan should come forward for the promotion of sports. “As the players are being affected due to the squabble between the associations and the sports department. Balochistan government should ensure that facilities will be provided to the players and provide them sports opportunities so that the players can continue their sport with more diligence, “he concluded.
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.