Pakistan to feature in World Taekwondo Asia Qualification Tournament  

The Nation  |  May 16, 2021

LAHORE - Pakistan team will feature in the World Taekwondo Asia Qualification Tournament scheduled to be held from May 19 to 23 at Amman, Jordan. A seven-member Pakistan contingent will take part in the tournament, which is the most prestigious event for qualification in Tokyo Olympics, said a press release issued here on Saturday. The contingent includes Omar Saeed (head of team), Nadir Khan (team coach), Shahzada M Asif Khan (physiotherapist) while the athletes are Haroon Khan (-58kg), Taimur Saeed (+87kg), Miss Aneila Aysha Asfar (-49kg), Miss Zoya Sabir (-57kg). The participation of team was managed by the federation for this event which was mandatory for qualification in Olympic Games. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation with the cooperation of Army Sports Directorate has also established the national training camp in preparation for the event which began in December last year and concluded on March 18 due to the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The federation was highly obliged to Brig Zaheer, Director Army Sports and Omar Saeed, CEO Hankook/President South Asian Taekwondo Association for their support for the training camp as well as participation in the Asia Qualification Tournament. The Pakistani contingent will depart for Amman, Jordan on May 18 and will return back on May 24.  The players, coaches, umpires and broadcast team will be secured in Kempinski Hotel Amman, Jordan. All participants will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, and will be checked daily for any medical conditions.

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