Pak gamers off to Korea to organize for upcoming int’l occasions

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTWF) President Lt Col (R) Wasim Ahmed Janjua confirmed that 4 athletes and one coach have left for Korea to organize for the upcoming Junior Asia and World Inter College Championships.

Speaking to The Nation, Col Wasim stated: “Pakistan’s most profitable athlete/coach Najia Khan has accompanied the boys as coach, as her educated athletes have performed wonders within the recently-concluded World Championship in UK and now her focus is principally on teaching, so the federation wished to get profit from her huge expertise and unmatched worldwide publicity.

“The gamers, who departed to get fashionable and state-of-the-art coaching in Korea embrace Jabran Asad Khan, Gulbeen Hekmat Yar Khan, Mohammed Danish and Taimur Saeed. All these kids are the way forward for taekwondo and have already made identify for them in addition to for the nation,” he added.

Col Wasim revealed that these athletes together with coach will stay in Korea for 3 weeks earlier than returning to Pakistan after which depart for Jordan for 3 back-to-back occasions together with Asian Junior, Cadet and G-1 for seniors. “These athletes have been despatched on sponsors and on self-finance foundation, nevertheless, with the trouble of the PTWF, their lodging and meals would be the accountability of Taekwondo Promotion Basis, whereas Korean embassy has additionally supported on this regards by informing Taekwondo Promotion Basis to take care of Pakistani athletes.”

Earlier, Pakistan’s one other vibrant worldwide medal-winning prospect Haroon Khan attended the course and carried out exceptionally properly within the final world occasion, he added.

The PTWF president stated that the Asian Junior will begin from July 20 after which after three days, Cadet Championship will start and within the final part, G1 Senior Championship will get underway. The occasions will conclude on July 28. “Tamior Saeed has gained gold medal in final nationwide championship, whereas he has additionally gained silver at worldwide stage. Taimoor is taking part in previous couple of junior occasions after which will swap to senior occasions by the tip of this 12 months. We are going to ship Ammar Ashfaq for Junior Asian Championship whereas Sanin will characterize Pakistan in Cadet Championship.

“Asif Saad will play in Cadet championship in Jordan whereas Jabbar might be utilised in South Asian Video games (SAG) in Nepal. Similar is the case with senior participant as Gulbeen might be utilised in SAG, whereas 15-year-old Danish might be taking part in in Asian Juniors,” he added.

Col Wasim stated that they’ve knowledgeable Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB) about athletes and coach being deputed to Korea for coaching functions. “In extremely restricted assets, we’ve taken all of the doable steps as a way to present our athletes most publicity, tournaments and coaching amenities aboard.

“We have now not acquired any grant from the PSB but and we hope that IPC Minister Dr Fahmida Mirza will choose us seeing our unparallel file of profitable worldwide medals for final a number of years. The PSB is about to launch particular grants for few federations on the premise of performances, so I’m positive we prime the checklist and deserve this grant.

“I request IPC Minister to not solely allocate hefty quantity for the PTWF within the current checklist of performing federations, but additionally allocate particular funds in order that we might ship prime gamers overseas for getting modern-day coaching and getting ready them for mega occasions like Olympics,” Col Wasim concluded.



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