Photo: Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation

Afghanistan Wins 5th Asian Open Taekwondo Championship

Afghanistan won the 5th Asian Open Taekwondo Championship clinching two gold and two silver medals on Sunday.

The tournament was hosted by Pakistan and held in four different weight categories in Islamabad between 1 and 5 November. Athletes from 27 countries competed in the tournament.

From Afghanistan, athletes Mohsen Rezaei and Ali Akbar Amiri secured gold while Hekmatullah Zain and Omid Sohak earned silver medals. Coach Mohammad Bashir Turki was declared the tournament’s best trainer and Mohsen Rezaei was awarded the best fighter.

Afghanistan’s National Taekwondo Federation congratulated the victory. Rezaei dedicated his gold medal to the Afghan refugees who were expelled from Pakistan.

Pakistan claimed second securing two gold, one silver, and seven bronze medals followed by Kazakhstan with one gold and four silver medals.

In the women’s competition, Kazakhstan emerged as champions, securing four gold, one silver, and three bronze medals. Britain stood second with one gold and two silver medals while Iran became third in the row with one gold and another silver medal.