UNBEATABLE SPORTS AC­TION Muazu shines at 2018 Korean Cen­tre Taek­wondo cham­pi­onship

Sunday Trust - - FEVER PITCH - By Joshua Odeyemi

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.”

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