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Panjsher leads in inter-provincial taekwondo event

Panjsher leads in inter-provincial taekwondo event

Aug 31, 2019 - 18:47

PARAKH (Pajhwok): Taekwondo team of central Panjsher province secured first position in a competition among teams from 21 provinces of the country on Saturday.

Ghulam Ishan Almas, Panjsher physical training director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Panjsher taekwondo team won 48 points, Takhar team 29 points and Nuristan 22 points in the eighth round of the match.

The eighth round of taekwondo competitions began in Dashtak Gymnasium in Rakha district of Panjsher three days ago and ended today, Saturday, he said.

Almas said athletes from Panjsher, Nuristan, Helmand, Herat, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Bamyan, Daikundi, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Parwan, Balkh, Badakhshan, Takhar, Laghman, Kunar, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Baghlan and Kunduz participated in the completions.

These matches were organized by Panjsher Taekwondo Federation in financial cooperation of Khan Aqa Rezayee, a lawmaker from Panjsher province, he said.

The other seven rounds of the competitions were also held in Panjsher, he said.

Abdul Maruf Walizada, a taekwondo athlete in Panjsher, said that their team had done much exercise for the game and it was the reason they won more points and won first position.

He said their team gained more experience from the matches which could improve athletes’ skills.


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