RAMLA. On the first day of the Winner Israel Open 2022 World Championship held in Ramla, Israel, the local team won four (04) gold medals to take the lead in the Senior category.
The event is held at the Sport Hall Kyriat Menachen received athletes from Asia, Africa, Europe and America in the high performance category. This tournament has the support of the sports authorities of Israel, and the endorsement of the World Taekwondo (WT) and the European Taekwondo Union (ETU).
Special guests for the tournament, athletes and coaches have praised the event, especially for the attentions of the hosts to the participants.
The GM. Jesus Tortosa, thanked the Israeli Federation for the invitation, as well as the Galician Federation of Taekwondo. “An event with a high level of athletes. Also with the new regulations it is important for the athletes to adapt to these new rules”, he explained.
The renowned international coach Moustapha Akkouh also had words of praise for the competitors of the event, and the organizers. “We are returning to the competitions with emotions and good feelings. Today we saw intense combat,” he stressed.
The distribution of gold medals of the Israel Open 2022, was distributed in this way. South Korea took three (03) golds, Belgium (02), Germany (01), Macedonia (01), Hungary (01), Ivory Coast (01), while the hosts took four golds.
The very professional championship setting allowed the judges to do a great job, complying with the new regulations.
Mell Mina (Ecuador) obtuvo el segundo lugar de la categoría -62 kg, nunca se imaginó que el Taekwondo le haría llegar a un país tan lejano. “Ha Sido una buena experiencia para mí. Espero regresar de nuevo”, dijo a mundotaekwondo.com.
Work for Israel Taekwondo
This event means a lot to the Federation of Israel. Her president, Noa Shmida, has worked intensely with her team to ensure that the competition has a level and it has been achieved.
“We are very happy that 20 countries have come to this competition from four continents. We are going to continue creating opportunities for Taekwondo to have more acceptance,” explained Shmida, who has been working hard to develop ideas that favor athletes from his country.
Although her main athlete, the Olympic medalist, Avishag Semberg -49 kg, He did not have a great performance this Saturday when he lost to Korea, this experience is useful for the Paris Grand Prix. She finally got bronze.
The Winner Israel Open competitions continue tomorrow, August 14, with the Cadet and Youth categories.