Ghana Wins Bronze Medal At Taekwondo Championship (Photo)

Ghana won one bronze medal at the just ended World Para Taekwondo Championship in Moscow, Russia.

The country was represented by Sharon Akwei and John Mensah Badu at the fifth edition of the championship.

The two-day event saw Sharon Akwei winning the bronze medal in the 75kg male open division while John Mensah Badu reached the quarter finals in another division.

Odartey Lamptey, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Taekwond Federation told the GNA Sports that this was the first time a Ghanaian had won a medal in a world championship.

He said the coach of the team, Kim Gi-bok, an expert seconded to Ghana from the Republic of South Korea had been influential in the team’s outing.

Frederick Otu, President of the Federation explained that one of their programmes was to encouraged persons with disabilities to explore Taekwondo to develop their physical coordination, mental development and overall fitness.

He said the Federation is currently upgrading the skills of some instructors in order to send them to special schools to teach the sport.