Pakistan’s Hamza Omar Saeed grabbed silver medal for Pakistan in the Combaxx Asian Taekwondo Finals on Sunday.
Pakistan’s Saeed finished second to Afghanistan’s Ali Akbar Ameeri in the +87 category, while Mohammad Ali from Egypt secured bronze medal in the competition.
The medal winners shared the podium with squash legend Jahangir Khan who was present at the medal ceremony.
Pakistan is hosting 5th edition of the Asian Taekwondo open. This is one of the important sporting events happening in country this year. Athletes from several different countries are participating in the ongoing tournament.
Croatian fighter Lean Glasnovic defeated Afghanistan’s Zain Hikmatullah in the -68 category and won the gold medal.
In the men’s -74 category final, Uzbekistan’s Najmiddin Kosimkhojiev defeated Afghanistan’s Omid Sahak 2-0 to win the gold medal, Jordan’s Muhammad Othman won the bronze and Mahmood Khan of Pakistan won the fourth bronze.
In -87, Pakistan’s Ikhtisham-ul-Haq defeated world ranking number 13 Michael Rodriguez of America 2-0 to win the gold medal, Kazakhstan’s Nurbul Yersaiynov won bronze, and Pakistan’s Mohammad Adnan got the fourth bronze.
In the women’s -49 category final, Indonesia’s Ni Kadek Heni won the gold medal by defeating Nepal’s Anjali Tamang 2-1 after an exciting contest, while Afghanistan’s Zarghana Noori won the bronze. Pakistan’s Sheeza Jawad won the fourth bronze.
In the final of the women’s -57 category, Mariya Sevostyanova of Kazakhstan defeated Noor Rehman of Pakistan 2-0, Sabira Bibi of Pakistan won the bronze and Araliym of Kazakhstan won the fourth bronze medal.
In women’s 73-kg, Lauren Williams of Great Britain defeated her compatriot Emily Sutherland 2-0 and won the gold medal.
Pakistan’s Bushra Zuberi won the bronze medal while against Kazakhstan’s Diana Absenova, she won the gold medal by winning 2-0.