For their first time in their history, Majan Taekwondo Academy claims the title of the third edition of the taekwondo competition for the Korean Ambassador’s trophy which ended late on Saturday that was held at the main indoor hall of the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex with a tremendous dominant performance. the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex with a tremendous dominant performance. The two-day event was organized by Oman Taekwondo Committee (OTC) in coordination with the Korean Embassy in Muscat.
Chang K Kim, Korean Ambassador to Oman, was the chief guest of the final ceremony in presence of Brigadier Abdul Malik Ghassan al Mazroui, OTC Chairman, and board members of OTC and top officials.
The chief guest and OTC chairman distributed the awards to the top winners in all the competition categories including Poomse and Kerogi for Cadet, Junior and General (both genders).
ROP team clinched the title in the Poomse section, while Majan Taekwondo Academy team claimed the trophy of the Kerogi category. Challenging Taekwondo club team bagged the second position award while the Professional Taekwondo Academy team finished in third.
As many as 207 players took part at the event representing 10 of the centers and clubs of taekwondo including Falcon Taekwondo Club, Hurang Taekwondo Club, Majan Taekwondo Academy, Sur Taekwondo Academy, Challenging Taekwondo club, ROP Sports Association (Taekwondo team), Gulf Taekwondo Club, Professionals Taekwondo Academy, Muscat Stars Taekwondo Centre and Ibri Youth Taekwondo Club.
In the Kerogi category for the senior men’s (below 54 kg), Adil al Wahaibi from Majan Taekwondo Academy claimed the gold medal while his teammate Mohammed al Mahrouqi took the gold medal in below 63 kg. In the below 68 kg category, Ali Redha from Challenging Taekwondo Club bagged the gold.
In the junior category and in the competition of below 48 kg, Faisal Fahd from the Professional Taekwondo Academy won gold, while Ammar al Hasani from Majan Taekwondo Academy won the same for below 55 kg competition. In below 60 kg, Nawaf al Shukaili from Majan Taekwondo Academy claimed the top spot, while his teammate Salim al Abri won the above 63 kg competition. Rayan al Harthi won the below 49 kg event.
The event witnessed an absolutely mind-blowing performance by the Taekwondo Head Quarter's Kukkiwon Demonstration team at the opening ceremony that it is their third time performing in Oman. During the show, the team demonstrates some movements and self-defense alongside breaking some wooden blocks.