Pakistani Sinan wins the Albanian Taekwondo Open


LAHORE: Sinan Ashfaq has done it again. A big win indeed for the UAE-based Pakistani athlete. He won the gold medal at the prestigious European competition – the Albanian Taekwondo Open – on October 1, 2021. He beat an Italian player in the semi-finals and then a Greek player in the final to win the medal Golden. Confidence indeed plays a key role in how he competes against top international athletes who have the potential to become future Olympic champions. But Sinan – a 3rd Dan black belt – has already left a huge mark on the sport. He participated in a total of 15 competitions including nine international tournaments. This did not prevent him from winning a total of 07 gold, 05 silver and 02 bronze medals. “International events are tough because of the higher quality of the athletes who participate,” he says. A member of Pakistan’s national taekwondo team, Sinan says he is very proud to represent his country. ” It’s really unbelievable. I hope I will make my country and my people proud. I am also grateful to Waseem Ahmed Janjua, President of the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation, for giving me the chance to be part of the Pakistan National Team. Waeem has always been open to helping athletes,” he says.

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