Beirut: Pakistan team grabbed silver medal in the team Poomsae event at the Asian Taekwondo Championship.
Philippines’ Nikki Oliva, Kobe Macario, Juvenile Crisostomo, Jeordan Dominguez and Marvin Mori won gold medals in the said event.
Freestyle taekwondo Over-17 category silver medallists Ayesha Noor, Najia Rasool, Hamza Saeed, Haroon Khan and Shahzeb Khan said, “We would like to thank Almighty Allah for this win against top-class performers from Asia. The credit [for this win] also goes to our coaches and the federation for their patronage and support.”
Pakistan Taekwondo Federation president retired Col Waseem Janjua and team leader Omar Saeed congratulated the position holders for their outstanding performance, saying winning the silver in an Asian event is a good sign for us as well as for taekwondo in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Waseem announced Rs 50,000 cash award for every medal winner.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Tuesday said Pakistan Taekwondo team had made the country proud on winning the silver medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship in Beirut.
“Delighted to see team Pakistan win silver medal in the team Poomsae event at the Asian Taekwondo Championship in Beirut,” the FO Spokesperson said in a tweet.
The FO Spokesperson extending felicitations to the team said, “Congratulations, and thank you for making us proud Pakistan Zindabad”.