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Association Aims To Stage More Competitions

Association Aims To Stage More Competitions
Team Fiji Poomsae display (from left) Bernadette Jeong 16, Risha Lal 15 and Anegha Narayan 16 during Oceania Taekwondo at Vodafone Arena in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar
November 28
11:00 2016

The Fiji Taekwondo Association (FTA) is looking forward to hosting more competition in years to come. This was the remark made by the FTA president Daniel Moses as the 7th Oceania Championship and second Oceania Para Championship came to an end at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.

“The organising was good although we had a few hiccups, we managed to sort a few things out just like any other competition and it is turning out well and we look forward to having more competitions,” Moses said.

“We had eleven countries taking part and we have participants from as far as Mongolia, Japan, USA, Poland and other Pacific Islands.

“This is sanctioned by World Taekwondo Federation, which is no difference from competitions in other countries, this is very much equal but we are looking forward to hosting more which is part of our efforts because we need the exposure. This the first time we are having a G4 competition meaning that it is a world ranked event this helps them qualify for the 2020 Olympics and that is what we are looking at for our team.”

Team Fiji won six medals on the first day and lost out in all their competitions yesterday.

Moses added: “Our main aim is to get ranking even though we have lost we got a ranking which is something that we want to build-up for the next competition, next year and so on.” As they have come to year end, Moses says, the association will be looking at hosting a primary school’s taekwondo championship which is something they are looking forward to.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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