Sharjah based Pakistani player Ammar Ashfaq Ahmed has once again shown his skills by winning the silver medal at the 2nd UAE Korean Friendship Taekwondo Championship, 2017, held at Sharjah Youth Centre.

Ammar, who also plays for the Pakistan Taekwondo National Team, won three fights with big point margin but lost in the final. His performance was much appreciated by the UAE’s National Team Coach Abdullah Hatim as he was the only Pakistani participating in the big championship. More than 200 players from across the UAE participated in the event. 

Ammar, 14, plays in the under 63 kg weight Youth category. “I am very pleased with Ammar’s performance as he grew strong,” said his Coach Master ZeyadHammad Abu Zahieh. Ammar’s Pakistani coach Nadir Khan said that Ammar’s next target is French Open Taekwondo Championship scheduled to be held in Paris on November 18, 19 this year.

Colonel (retd) Waseem Ahmed, President of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation, said that Ammar is a promising player and showing gradual but steady growth. “We hope that he will perform well for Pakistan at other international competitions,” he added.

Sharjah Sports Club lifted the overall winner’s trophy at the event. Abdullah Hatim, UAE’s National Team Coach and Technical Director of Sharjah Sports Club received the trophy as his club took lead in all the three categories of competitions including cadets, youth, and men.

Korean Ambassador to the UAE Park Kang-ho presented the medals to the winners. He was accompanied by Ahmad HamdanObaid Ahmad Al Zayoudi , President of the UAE Taekwondo Federation (UTF) and Zayed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, UTF Vice President and Chief Organiser of the event. 

“It is a great honour for us that we got overall winning team trophy. This will further lift the performance of our boys at the upcoming international events,” said Coach Abdullah.