LAHORE (Staff Reporter): UAE-based Pakistani teen Sinan Ashfaq has won the gold medal at Europe’s coveted competition Albania Open Taekwondo Championship in style. In the final of G-2 Junior 78kg, Sinan defeated Vailezoudis Michal of Greece 14-10 in the first round.
However, the second-round game was won by Vailezoudis 5-3. But Sinan fought back brilliantly and won the third and decisive round 8-4 to claim gold in the prestigious event. Earlier, Sinan beat Italy’s Maggiore Stefano in the semifinal. This was Europe’s prestigious championship and athletes from as many as 40 countries participated in the championship.