Sarawak Taekwondo Association (WTF) athletes bag 8 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze medals in 2023 Asian Taekwondo Club Championship

The Sarawak Taekwondo Association team with head of team Grand Master and State technical chairman Tan Check Joon (standing centre) at Pingshan District Stadium, Shenzhen in China recently.

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KUCHING, Aug 17: Sarawak Taekwondo Association (WTF) athletes bagged 8 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in the 2023 Asian Teakwondo Club Championship in China.

In a statement today, its president Azizul Annuar Adenan said he is impressed by the athletes’ performances during the championship.

“Although some of the team members were young and new in the international tournament, they did very well in every bout and even “beat” the seniors en route for bagging the gold medal,” he said.

The gold medalists were Puteri Durratun Zulaikha Samat (Kyorugi Female 17-18 years of age, Heavyweight), Zara Nur Zafirah Mohd Yusof (Poomsae Female Individual Junior Poom), Cinta Kirana Mohamad Nazid (Poomsae Female Individual Youth Red), Iris Nur Irdina Mohd Yusof (Poomsae Female Individual Youth Poom), Fedealis Kom Twin (Poomsae Male Individual Junior Poom), Emerald Cole Willie (Poomsae Male Individual Cadet Poom), Anuwath Sarat (Poomsae Male Individual Cadet Poom) and Harry Daniel Hunter (Poomsae Male Individual Cadet Red).

The silver medals were contributed by Chai Soon Hian (Kyorugi Men Open Light Heavyweight) and Awanis Maisara Mohamad Nor Arbi (Poomsae Female Individual Youth Poom) while Clement Law Mien Mua (Kyorugi Male 15-16 years of age, Middleweight), Leston Kok Zi Yi (Kyorugi Male 15-16 years of age, Lightweight) and Jong Thian Fatt (Kyorugi Male 15-16 years of age, Heavyweight) won the bronze medal.

The 2023 Asian Taekwondo Club Championship, also known as 2023 Pilot Demonstration Zone With Chinese Characteristics “Pingshan Cup” Shenzhen Taekwondo Open, was held in Shenzhen, China, from Aug 11 to 15. — DayakDaily