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Challenging Taekwondo Team Won the Oman Taekwondo Open 2019


Challenging Club won the Oman Open Taekwondo Championship title late on Saturday at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex indoor courts. Majan Academy claimed the second place while Falcon team finished third. The chief guest of the final ceremony was Brigadier Abdul Malik Ghassan al Mazroui, chairman of Oman Taekwondo Committee (OTC), in presence of board members of OTC. As many as 250 participants took part in the ninth edition of Oman Open taekwondo tournament which was organized by Oman Taekwondo Committee (OTC) during the period of April 25 to 27.

The competitions were divided into two categories for ‘Poomsae’ and ‘Kyorugi’. The first category was for below 18 and the second above 18 years. In the senior men’s competition for 87 kg and above, Ahmed Mohammedi from Majan Academy claimed gold medal while Maritham Amiri from ROP team won the silver medal. At 74 kg category, Omar Al Himi from RAO team bagged gold medal while Saud al Amri from ROP team got the silver medal. For the same category (Pro) Ameen Jafar from Majan Academy claimed the gold medal and Khalid al Mahrouqi got the silver medal.

On the sidelines of the tournament, OTC organised a referee course which featured the participation of more than twenty umpires from the Sultanate, Iran, Korea and Denmark. The course aimed to deliver an update of the umpiring, taekwondo standards and laws and to discuss common mistakes that could be occurred during the competitions.

The course targeted the referees to raise their technical levels and it was a golden opportunity for the new referees to gain the required knowledge and experience from the international umpires. The referee course was conducted by a certified Korean trainer You.



Photo credits:
Ahmed Al Harthi

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