January 27, 2023



Footage: Curtains fall on 2022 KCCN taekwondo Youth championship as winners emerge

The 2022 version of a Taekwondo Youth Championship organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN) has ended with winners rising in numerous classes.

The competitors which held contained in the basketball corridor bundle B of Moshood Abiola Nationwide stadium Abuja witnessed attendance of as much as 240 younger Taekwondo fanatics with about 60 of them being competing U15 athletes drawn from main and secondary faculties.

They had been college students of Nigeria-Korea Mannequin College, Junior Secondary College Maitama, Native Training Authority Maitama, Native Training Authority Wuse 2 Zone 1, Native Training Authority Wuse 2 Zone 3 and KCCN Taekwondo Membership.

On the finish, a pupil of Junior Secondary College, Maitama, Mohammad Hamed, gained the competitors

He gained tgold medal within the Tremendous Heavyweight Male class whereas Nwachukwu Chizea (KCCN) bought Silver and Kennedy Yakubu gained Bronze 1. Abdullahi Hassan picked Bronze 2 within the class.

Within the flyweight feminine, Fatima Umar-Faruk from the Nigeria Korea Mannequin faculty, gained Gold; Edidiong Okun (Silver: KCCN); Treasured Lutar (Bronze 1: LEA Zone 1);  Ugwunwa Nwachi (Bronze 2: LEA Zone 1).

Chinonyelum Chizea from the KCCN gained the gold medal within the Bantamweight (feminine) whereas Persistence Bako (LEA Maitama) gained the Silver and Aisha Shagari (JSS Mataima) took the Bronze medal.

Within the Fin weight male, Razi Apams (Korea Nigeria Mannequin College) gained Gold, Ali Zane Isa (LEA Maitama) bagged Silver, whereas Bartholome Iliya (JSS Maitama) and Abdallah Jaminu (LEA Zone 3) cart away the Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 respectively.

Different outcomes are Fin Weight feminine, Rejoice Augustine (Gold: LEA Zone 3), Chisom Chizea  (Silver: KCCN), Eunice Celestine (Bronze 1: KNMS) and Paulina Ali (Bronze 2: LEA Zone 1).

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Within the Center Weight male class, Junaid Abdulateef (Maitama) gained Gold, Jude  Christopher (Silver), Adigwe Kodi (Bronze 1) and David John (Bronze 2: Maitama).

Delivering his speech throughout the closing ceremony, KCCN Director, Kim Chang-Ki, stated Taekwondo have a tendency to enhance the mentality and responsiveness of people.

In response to him, “The gorgeous factor in regards to the groups right here at present is that 4 of the faculties right here started from a KCCN Taekwondo outreach. And your dedication and grit, is what introduced you this far.

“Keep in mind, gold medals are usually not actually product of gold. They’re product of sweat, dedication, and a uncommon alloy known as braveness. That is sportsmanship. The braveness to win and the braveness to just accept momentary loss, as a result of sports activities is about steady enchancment, as is Taekwondo.

“Regardless of who emerges with a cup, or a medal, or who doesn’t, there may be at all times room for enchancment, at all times a subsequent time. Simply have enjoyable, watch, be taught, and be brave. There are not any losers, solely abilities to be improved upon.”

A gold medallist, Gabriel Somtochukwu Emmanuel, known as on authorities and company to help younger taekwondo stars to worldwide championships to broaden their abilities within the sport.

Additionally talking, one other Gold medalist, Fatima Umar-Faruk, counseled KCCN for coaching and alternative to take part within the championship that made her taakwondo sport hero.