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J&K players took part in 1st online Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

J&K players took part in 1st online Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

Jammu, May 12: Taekwondo Athletes from J&K participated in the 1st Daedo Online Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, which was organized by World Taekwondo Europe, WTE affilated to World Taekwondo, WT.

This was for the first time in the history of Taekwondo that such an event was organized. More than 1200 Players from around 75 Countries all over the world participated in the said championship and showcased their talent by performing at home during this pandemic situation when the whole world is suffering from COVID 19 pandemic.

Players From J&K Danish Manzoor (Baramulla), Burhan Din Khan (Doda), Hashim Majeed (Srinagar), Sanvi Sharma (Jammu), Abbas Khursheed (Srinagar), Kushagra Sharma (Jammu), Achutam Dev Singh(Jammu), Bhanu Pratap Atri(Jammu), Shenaz Parveen (Kargil) and Fayaz Ahmad (Bandipora)represented the country. Where Danish Manzoor, Kushagra Sharma, Sanvi Sharma, and Shenaz Parveen made into the top 20 and 30 lists all over the world in their respective divisions. All these athletes were trained and prepared by Master Atul Pangotra for the said championships through online coaching seminars.

The main aim of the event was the promotion of Taekwondo Poomsae which is an important part of Taekwondo Sport and to keep the athletes motivated to train in these tough times of the lockdown. Other than the athletes, Atul Pangotra who is twice Commonwealth Medallist, International Referee, and Coach were selected to officiate in the event.

The participants had to join the live stream on Youtube held by World Taekwondo Europe and had to showcase their Poomsae skills one by one. After completing this event by WTE now J&K Taekwondo Association President Sh. D.N Pangotra suggests all District Associations conduct online Coaching camps and District Level Competitions. JKTA will conduct very soon an Online J&K Level Competition, Belt Grading, and Coaching camps for all the players of J&K. So he suggested all the coaches and athletes Stay at Home and Practice Taekwondo regularly for the forthcoming events.

Vice President, J&K Taekwondo Association Nissar Hussain congratulated all the participants from the Jammu and Kashmir region for Successfully participated in this Online competition. Anuj Sharma Organising Secretary of JKTA motivated and helped all the participants for registration. Zaheer Abbass Khan and Sh Vinod Grewal from Rajasthan supported JKTA athletes to fulfill their eligibility online.

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