By our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan’s Hamza Omar Saeed and Mazhar Abbas lifted golds while Haroon Khan and Arbaz Khan claimed silver medals in the third edition of the Mount Everest Open Taekwondo International Championship in Nepal.
In the final of the + 87kg category of the Kyorugi event, Hamza Omar Saeed beat India’s Gaurav Bhat 11-4 to clinch gold.
In the final of -80kg, Mazhar Abbas overcame his India’s Resheb to take gold. Meanwhile, in the -58kg final Korea’s Tae Joon Park beat Pakistan Haroon Khan in a one-sided game.
In the -63kg final, India’s Shewam Sudesh Shetti easily overcame Pakistan’s Arbaz Khan. In the women’s -57kg semi-final, Pakistan’s Noor Rehman got a bronze medal. She lost to India’s Sonam Rawal in the pre-final.
Pakistan have so far claimed three gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze in the kyorugi event while in the poomsae event, they also collected three gold medals and one silver medal as well as four bronze medals. Overall, their medals tally stands at six gold medals, three silver medals, and six bronze.
Pakistan’s poomsae chief coach Master Seongoh Choi of Korea and kyorugi’s Iranian coach Yousef Karami of the national team feel elated with the team’s show and said that the players’ superb form in the event will help them perform magnificently in the upcoming Combaxx Asian Championship scheduled to be played in Islamabad this November.