Jeddah – The Saudi Taekwondo Federation concluded the first karouki “fighting” taekwondo championship at the Jeddah University of Commerce and Technology on Sunday.
The arbitration was conducted by a Saudi women’s team made up of judges Sahar Momina, Safaa Al-Noamani, Arwa Abdel Hamid, Nujoud Kamal, Ghalia Ghaly, Alia Fadan and Fatima Ait Hammou.
Eleven teams participated in the tournament. Andalusia, Al Reem Academy, Waj Clubs, Al Shams, Rowad Al Arab, Arts of Asia, Alliance, Steps of Heroes, Al Aqeeq, Princess Noura University and Abrar Academy teams participated.
Al-Reem Academy topped the overall standings, with Steps of Heroes taking second and Abrar Academy taking third, completing the final order of winners.
In terms of other awards, Al-Aqeeq club won the Ideal Team award and Reem Academy won the Fighting Spirit award.
The President of the Saudi Taekwondo Federation, Brigadier. General Shaddad Bin Tal Al-Omari praised the technical display that was embodied during the competitions.
He said: “The real gain of this tournament has been the excellence of the female staff in refereeing and training, and that will help to strengthen the game.” – SG