Taekwondo competition for this year’s Solomon Games has conducted and ended successfully over the weekend with medal presentations at the Mbokona school Hall in Honiara.
The successful competition marked the fifth straight time that Taekwondo has successfully conducted its compeittions since it was first introduced into the Solomon Games back in 2004.
Speaking to Star Sports after the competition, the Solomon Islands Taekwondo Union (SITU) president Philip Afu thanked the stakeholders who have put alot of efforts together in successfully hosting the event.
Afu said prior to the event there were external forces from outside that wished to disturb the game, however through collective efforts from the concern bodies the competition was staged and successfully ended with medal and trophy presentation on Saturday.
On behalf of the union he thanked the National Olympic Committee Solomon Islands (NOCSI) president Martin Rara and his team for their continuous support to SITU.
He also thanked the Games committee, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the DCC government, coaches and team officials, athletes and the competition officials, Mbokona school and Royal Solomon Islands Police for the collective effort in the successful hosting of the event.
“Its a victory for SITU, NOCSI and disciplined taekwondo athletes recognized by SITU and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in the country.”
Five provinces competed in the two days event which saw Central Taekwondo snatched the overall price with six gold medals, Guadalcanal Taekwondo won gold in the men’s team event and in the female team event Isabel walking away with gold.
The overall competition results are as follows; Honiara coached by Clyde Sade won two gold medals, three silver and three bronze.
Renbel coached by David Sulumae won two gold medals and three silver.
Central coach by Alick Delly won six gold medals, one silver and four bronze.
Isabel coach by Isaac Pat and Watson won two gold medals, seven silver and one bronze and Guadalcanal coach by Herrick Hendry won three gold medal, two silver and five bronze.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI