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The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sékou Doro Adamou, chaired, on Thursday afternoon, at the Palais du 29 Juillet in Niamey, the closing ceremony of the 5th African Para-taekwondo Championship . It was in the presence of the President of the African Taekwondo Union, Mr. Idé Issaka, the President of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Soumana Sanda, the President of the City Council of Niamey, and several personalities from the world of taekwondo.

After a busy day of intense fights in men and women, for the elimination phases, the big finals took place in the afternoon. Very committed fights and up to the expectations of the organizers were followed by the public and the personalities who made the trip. The host country Niger, which presented about fifteen athletes, came out with a few medals, including one gold, three silver and two bronze. Niger thus ranks first ahead of Egypt and Ghana respectively second and third.

Several countries took part in this important competition such as Egypt, the Central African Republic, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, etc. the competitions took place in very good conditions, testified by the Minister of Youth and Sport, the President of the African Taekwondo Union and the President of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation.

In his closing speech of the said championship, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sékou Doro Adamou, on behalf of the Government, greeted and thanked the African Union of Taekwondo, for having chosen Niger, through the city of Niamey to host this important competition which was, he said, a moment of solidarity between the athletes and the participating countries. He was also delighted with the quality of the organization of this event.

For her part, the President of the International Taekwondo Union, in a recorded and broadcast message, greeted the Nigerien authorities, particularly the President of the Republic, HE Bazoum Mohamed, for all the support given to the organization of this championship in Niamey.

The president of the African Union of Taekwond, Mr. Idé Issaka has also praised the success of this organization in a remarkable way this event “of great invoice”, he said. “The holding in Niamey of the 5th edition of the African Para Taekwondo Championship is of paramount importance for us in more ways than one. I would like to note first of all that the African Para Taekwondo Championship, beyond its sporting nature, must be seen as the unequivocal affirmation of our firm will to fight within our organizations and during our sporting activities. against discrimination against people with disabilities,” said Mr. Idé Issaka.

For his part, the president of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation Mr. Soumana Sanda indicated that the choice of Niamey to host the 5th edition of the African Para Taekwondo Championship is justified by the place of choice occupied by this sporting discipline in Niger. , as well as the results achieved at the African and international levels,” he said.

This opportunity was taken to award trophies, gifts to officials, but also medals and cups to athletes. It should be noted that Niger will also host the first OPEN International Taekwondo of the City of Niamey on weekends. This competition will bring together the world’s great taekwondo fighters.

By Ali Maman (Onep)

End of the 5th African Taekwondo Championship in Niamey: Niger ranks first followed by Egypt and Ghana

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sékou Doro Adamou, chaired, on Thursday afternoon, at the Palais du 29 Juillet in Niamey, the closing ceremony of the 5th African Para-taekwondo Championship . It was in the presence of the President of the African Taekwondo Union, Mr. Idé Issaka, the President of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation, Mr. Soumana Sanda, the President of the City Council of Niamey, and several personalities from the world of taekwondo.

After a busy day of intense fights in men and women, for the elimination phases, the big finals took place in the afternoon. Very committed fights and up to the expectations of the organizers were followed by the public and the personalities who made the trip. The host country Niger, which presented about fifteen athletes, came out with a few medals, including one gold, three silver and two bronze. Niger thus ranks first ahead of Egypt and Ghana respectively second and third.

Several countries took part in this important competition such as Egypt, the Central African Republic, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, etc. the competitions took place in very good conditions, testified by the Minister of Youth and Sport, the President of the African Taekwondo Union and the President of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation.

In his closing speech of the said championship, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sékou Doro Adamou, on behalf of the Government, greeted and thanked the African Union of Taekwondo, for having chosen Niger, through the city of Niamey to host this important competition which was, he said, a moment of solidarity between the athletes and the participating countries. He was also delighted with the quality of the organization of this event.

For her part, the President of the International Taekwondo Union, in a recorded and broadcast message, greeted the Nigerien authorities, particularly the President of the Republic, HE Bazoum Mohamed, for all the support given to the organization of this championship in Niamey.

The president of the African Union of Taekwond, Mr. Idé Issaka has also praised the success of this organization in a remarkable way this event “of great invoice”, he said. “The holding in Niamey of the 5th edition of the African Para Taekwondo Championship is of paramount importance for us in more ways than one. I would like to note first of all that the African Para Taekwondo Championship, beyond its sporting nature, must be seen as the unequivocal affirmation of our firm will to fight within our organizations and during our sporting activities. against discrimination against people with disabilities,” said Mr. Idé Issaka.

For his part, the president of the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation Mr. Soumana Sanda indicated that the choice of Niamey to host the 5th edition of the African Para Taekwondo Championship is justified by the place of choice occupied by this sporting discipline in Niger. , as well as the results achieved at the African and international levels,” he said.

This opportunity was taken to award trophies, gifts to officials, but also medals and cups to athletes. It should be noted that Niger will also host the first OPEN International Taekwondo of the City of Niamey on weekends. This competition will bring together the world’s great taekwondo fighters.

By Ali Maman (Onep)

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