The national taekwondo team won seven medals in the Nepal Open International Virtual Poomsae Taekwondo Championships, in which athletes from 30 countries attended.
“As you know, different sports events have been delayed, but competitions in some styles can be held virtually. The Nepal taekwondo federation succeeded in holding the poompsae taekwondo championship in which 30 countries attended,” said Mohammad Shahrzad, head of the media office of the Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation.
He said that 22 athletes from Afghanistan participated in the event.
The medals were won by Mohammad Idris Qarizada (gold), Sayed Rustam Akbari (silver), and Sayed Zarif Hashimi, Sumaya Adil Niazi, Anzaroot Wali, Abdul Muoz Ahmad Salik and Sardar Agha (bronze).
“The poomsae committee of the national taekwondo federation, in collaboration with other trainers in this sector, has made a big effort to improve this style of taekwondo. Fortunately, today we saw that our athletes did well in the international event,” said Sayed Zarif Hashimi, head of the poomsae committee of the federation.