Sayed Hassan Rezay and Abhishek Dubey won the gold in men’s category,while M C Sowmya bagged the yellow metal in the women’s competition of the Kukkiwon Cup-India Open National Taekwondo Championship at Talkatora Stadium.
Adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the Championship,Sayed Hassan Rezay from Afghanistan was awarded a car on the last day of the tournament.
I am very happy after winning this championship because this is the first time I am playing in India,although I have won many medals at an International level, said Rezay,who won the gold in senior men above 18 category.
Abhishek Dubey,who received a gold medal in senior men Poomsae category for the best player,said he is delighted to win the gold in his last championship. This was my last championship as a player and now I will continue to coach my students at a national level, said the 23-year-old international coach from Mumbai.
I have won internationally also and it is a great feeling to win a gold medal as a part of my last championship.
M C Sowmya,who won a gold medal in senior women Poomsae above 18 category,said: I started my career from the age of 4 and have won many awards at national and state level tournament. My father was also an Olympic referee who has always motivated me towards this game.
H E Joon-gyu Lee,Ambassador of the Republic of Korea along with Randhir Singh,Committee member of the International Olympic,inaugurated the championship as a part of the celebrations of Indo-Korean 40th Diplomatic year.