UNBEATABLE SPORTS ACTION Muazu shines at 2018 Korean Centre Taekwondo championship
Young Faisal Farouk Muazu was the centre of attraction at the just concluded Korean Centre 2018 Taekwondo championship, winning two of the top events. The two-day championship which took place at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja on 11th and 12th April, 2018 saw 40 students competing for honours in the U-8 and Over-8 years categories.
Muazu outclassed his peers to come top in the Olympic style sparring (10 years above), showing uncommon mastering of the martial art at such a tender age. Ikechukwu Chizea and Nwachukwu Chizea took the second and third positions respectively.
In the Poomsae (Yellow Belt) category, Muazu also showed his prowess as he overpowered his opponents to top the table once more. Enejoh Michelle came second while Juhita Sree occupied the third spot on the log.
Nwachukwu Chizea took the first position in the Poomsae (Green/Blue Belt) category while Ndubisi Chizea and Nimisha Deshmukeh came second and third respectively.
In the Poomsae (Brown Belt), it was Fela Omole who came first while Ikechukwu Chizea took the second position.
Enejoh Angelo came top in the in the Poomsae (Yellow Belt) for the U-8 category with Amarachikali Adigwe and Chizea Chinonyelum occupying the second and third position respectively.
Speaking after the championship, Head Coach of the Korean Cultural Centre, AbdulMalik Mohammad said the target was to present a team of athletes that will do Nigeria proud at the 2024 Olympics.
“The Korean Centre Taekwondo championship is what we do every term,” he said. “It creates an avenue where the kids will have fun and exhibit what they have learnt over the term.
“The bottom line is preparing them for Olympics, the Olympics in 2024.”
He said the Centre was working on sending some of the students to Korea where they can gain international exposure as they continue their preparation for the Olympics.
Speaking about Muazu, he said the young lad has been exceptional since he started training at the Centre, adding that “just like other exceptional kids here, Muazu is a star in the making.”