Tolo News: Afghan women’s one-day taekwondo open competitions in Kabul ended with the victory of the Abrishom Dorakhshan team on Sunday. 50 female taekwondo athletes in multiple weight-categories participated. Nargis Hussaini was selected as “the top athlete,” while Nematullah Habibi was picked as “top coach.” Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: A group of six taekwondo athletes left Kabul on Tuesday for Uzbekistan in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The group will take part in a training camp in Uzbekistan before competing in the Asian Games, which will be hosted by Jordan in three months. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The national taekwondo team won seven medals in the Nepal Open International Virtual Poomsae Taekwondo Championships, in which athletes from 30 countries attended. 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).
Tolo News: A one-day taekwondo competition was held in Kabul on Sunday with 100 athletes participating. The Afghan athletes came from Kabul, Takhar, Balkh and Kunduz province and competed for spots within the Asia and Olympics games. In less than six months the Olympic games are set to begin in Tokyo, on July 23. Click
Tolo News: Farzad Mansoori and Mohsen Rezaee, Afghan Taekwondo competitors, both won silver medals in the Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship G2 in the UAE after each beat four opponents. Mansoori and Rezaee competed in the 68 kg and 58 kg weight classes, respectively, according to the National Olympic Committee. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Farzad Mansoori, a member of the National Taekwondo Team, won a silver medal in the 2019 Belt and Road China Open International Taekwondo Championships, which started on November 7. He competed in the 68 kg weight category. Mansoori defeated a Chinese rival in his first match and a Nepalese in the second. Click here
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Taekwondo Team left Kabul on Sunday for China to participate in the 2019 Belt and Road China Open International Taekwondo Championships, which start on November 7. The Nov. 7-9 event will be held in Xi’an city of Shaanxi province in central China and will host more than 70 participating countries. Click here
Tolo News: The national taekwondo fighters from Afghanistan topped the Asian Taekwondo Open Championship – G1 in India by getting nine medals, including four gold medals, three silver, and two bronze medals. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: At least 200 martial artists representing 24 teams from around the country including two teams from Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan on Saturday participated in National Junior Taekwondo Championship in Kabul. The martial artists are competing in 10 weight categories. Click here to read more (external link).
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2018 Sayed Ali Rezwan was lifting dumbbells when an explosion ripped through Kabul’s Maiwand sports club, where scores of young wrestlers were in the middle of a training session. The blast threw 23-year-old Rezwan against a wall. Wounded and covered in dust, he stumbled through the debris