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Hamed wins KCCN 2022 U15 Taekwondo Youth Championship

Mohammad Hamed, a student of Junior Secondary School, Maitama, has won the 2022 U15 Taekwondo Youth Championship organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria…

Mohammad Hamed, a student of Junior Secondary School, Maitama, has won the 2022 U15 Taekwondo Youth Championship organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN).

Hamed won the gold medal in the Super Heavyweight Male category while Nwachukwu Chizea (KCCN) got Silver and Kennedy Yakubu won Bronze 1. Abdullahi Hassan picked Bronze 2 in the category.

In the flyweight female: Fatima Umar-Faruk from the Nigeria Korea Model school, won Gold; Edidiong Okun (Silver: KCCN); Precious Lutar (Bronze 1: LEA Zone 1);  Ugwunwa Nwachi (Bronze 2: LEA Zone 1).

Chinonyelum Chizea from the KCCN won the gold medal in the Bantamweight (female) while Patience Bako (LEA Maitama) won the Silver and Aisha Shagari (JSS Mataima) took the Bronze medal.

In the Fin weight male: Razi Apams (Korea Nigeria Model School) won Gold, Ali Zane Isa (LEA Maitama) bagged Silver, while Bartholome Iliya (JSS Maitama) and Abdallah Jaminu (LEA Zone 3) cart away the Bronze 1 and Bronze 2 respectively.

Other results are Fin Weight female: Rejoice Augustine (Gold: LEA Zone 3), Chisom Chizea  (Silver: KCCN), Eunice Celestine (Bronze 1: KNMS) and Paulina Ali (Bronze 2: LEA Zone 1).

In the Middle Weight male: Junaid Abdulateef (Maitama) won Gold, Jude  Christopher (Silver), Adigwe Kodi (Bronze 1) and David John (Bronze 2: Maitama).

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Director of the KCCN, Kim Chang-Ki, said apart from building the participants’ skills, the championship was also to inculcate the five tenets of the sport – Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and an Indomitable Spirit – in the participants.
“The beautiful thing about the teams here today is that four of the schools here began from a KCCN Taekwondo outreach. And your dedication and grit are what brought you this far.
“Remember, gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a rare alloy called courage. This is sportsmanship. The courage to win and accept temporary loss, because sports is about continuous improvement, as is Taekwondo,” he said.
The championship was sponsored by Taekwondo Promotion Foundation.