Palestine NOC supports online taekwondo tournament for 246 athletes

Palestine NOC supports online taekwondo tournament for 246 athletes

Ramallah, Palestine, April 20, 2020: The Palestine Olympic Committee reports that 246 taekwondo players took part in an online tournament organised by the Palestine Taekwondo Federation.

Athletes made a video of their performance and their taekwondo club sent the videos to the competition organisers. Participants joined in from Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bulgaria as well as from Palestine.

There were several categories for female and male athletes at 8-12 years, 13-17 years, 18-30 years and 31-45 years. 

Results were decided by a panel of international judges on general classification and Palestine classification and the top five in each section were announced.

The online taekwondo tournament was held under the guidance of the President of the Palestine Olympic Committee, Gen. Jibril Rajoub, in order to maintain the health and fitness and unity of athletes during the coronavirus lockdown.

Organisers from the local taekwondo federation were delighted with the response of 246 players, female and male from a wide age range, in keeping with the isolation guidelines from the Ministry of Health.

Source: Palestine Olympic Committee Facebook @PalOlympic