Accra, Dec. 14, GNA – Meghis Taekwondo Academy, Accra, emerged winners of the special “I Love Taekwondo” Video Contest organised by the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), aimed at developing the sport in Ghana.
The contest, organised in partnership with the Korea Embassy in Ghana and Rana Motors Ghana Limited, received video presentations from various Taekwondo clubs.
Meghis, shrugged competition from Prisons Service, to win the ultimate with West Africa Mission (WAM) winning the bronze.
In all 20 presentations were selected, but only three made it to the last stage of the competition.
Among the clubs that participated were Accra Poly, Astoria Demonstration School For The deaf, Hill View, Madina, Marpro, Meghis, Our Lady Mercy SHS, Ackwondo, Pippas, Power Kix, Prisons, Prixmax Warriors, Queen’s Court, Rangoon, Solomon Bennett, OSO Herman- Gmeiner, State School For The Deaf, Sunyani, Tema Technical and West Africa Mission.
His Excelency, Woon-Ki Lyeo, The Korean Ambassador to Ghana, who graced the event, said it was an opportunity to sponsor the sport, which has many benefits to the participants and and the society.
He expressed appreciation to the GTF for putting up the programme, which is also an opportunity for the players to raise their game and learn from the exposure.
Mr. Lyeo noted that, Taekwondo is a healthy sport and more Ghanaians should get involved in it to learn about self defence, meditation and other benefits.
The President of GTF, Mr. Fred Otu Lartey commended the participants and the winners for their discipline and commitment to the sport.
The General Secretary of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Rev. Quarcoo, praised the hard work of the Taekwondo Federation and called on other Associations to emulate their success.
He urged the players and officials to make good use of the equipment donated by the Korean Embassy and the GOC.
The winners took home mats, uniforms, protectors and other training gears, certificates and medals.