Taekwondo: Uganda Police successfully defends overall title | Korea Ambassador’s Cup 2024

2024 Korea Ambassador’s Cup (Taekwondo): Uganda Police Taekwondo Club successfully defended their overall title during the 2024 Korea Ambassador’s cup held at the Lugogo Indoor Arena, Kampala over the weekend of Saturday, June 1st and on the subsequent day. The victors amassed a total of 10 gold medals, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals. Uganda […] The post Taekwondo: Uganda Police successfully defends overall title | Korea Ambassador’s Cup 2024 appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

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2024 Korea Ambassador’s Cup (Taekwondo):

  • Overall winners: Uganda Police Taekwondo Club (10 Gold, 5 Silver, 9 Bronze)
  • 2nd: Uganda Prisons Taekwondo Club (6 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze)
  • 3rd: Regional Kenya Taekwondo Club (4 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze)
  • 4th: Ragumo Kenya Taekwondo Club (2 Gold)

Uganda Police Taekwondo Club successfully defended their overall title during the 2024 Korea Ambassador’s cup held at the Lugogo Indoor Arena, Kampala over the weekend of Saturday, June 1st and on the subsequent day.

The victors amassed a total of 10 gold medals, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Master Kim poses with Taekwondo players having their medals and certificates

Uganda Police’s trio of Farouk Ogwal (54 kg), Richard Tabule (58 kg) and Cranima Wakurwoth (63 kg) championed their respective weight categories in the senior men cluster.

Uganda Prisons Taekwondo club came second with 6 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze.

Regional Kenya and Ragumo Kenya were third and fourth respectively.

Taekwondo action at Lugogo

A total of 25 clubs in Uganda and Kenya took part in this two day’s event sponsored by the Embassy of Korea in Uganda.

Uganda’s 19 clubs included the champions Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons, CSCA, Caltel, Lee, Red Scorpion, Nwoya, Ndejje University, MUTC-UPDF, Kampala, Tigerhoods, Gulu University, Friends, IYF, Makerere University, Mbale, Spirit Combat and Jinja.

The traveling six Kenyan teams were Regional, Ragumo Kisumu, Maseno University, Swift Kicks, ICY Kenya and Madera.

Officials with some Taekwondo players. H.E Park Soo is standing third from left

The official opening ceremony was witnessed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Park Sung Soo.

He was joined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member William Blick, President Uganda Olympic Committee Dr Donald Rukare, President Uganda Archery Federation Markbone Richard Asiimwe, President Uganda Taekwondo Federation (UTF) Marvin Baryaruha and his vice Ismail Bumba, Senior Superintendent of Police Rita, National Council of Sports representative Ivan Mugowa, Consult of the Republic Of South Korea, President Gymnastic Uganda Harriet Ayaa, Uganda Olympic Committee General Secretary Beatrice Ayikoru, Chairman Board of Trustees Jack Wavamuno, among others.

HE Park Sung soo engages Uganda sports administrators
Beatrice Ayikoru (Secretary General Uganda Olympic Committee) hands over a certificate to a player

Among others quest honorable, councilors, religious leaders, where the IOC member and President Uganda Olympic committee promised to work hands in hands with Uganda taekwondo federation to ensure that an electronic score system is acquired with the IOC president to Improve our athletes score system.

The Ambassador H.E Park Soo promised to improve the greatness of the Taekwondo Sports in Uganda and bring in more masters in Uganda to develop competitive taekwondo practitioners.

I give my thanks to the Uganda Taekwondo Federation. I would also like to express gratitude for the dedication and contribution of Taekwondo coaches from the different parts of the country and the players. The tournament has since 2017 become a wonderful platform to showcase the Ugandan people’s love and passion for Taekwondo. Now, Taekwondo serves as an art and a means of connecting the people of Korea and bring them together in Uganda. Through Taekwondo, Ugandans and Koreans are getting much closer everyday, every month and every year. I am hopeful that this Taekwondo boom spreads from the Ugandan military further to the entire country. H.E Park Sung Soo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uganda

HE Park Sung Soo, Ambassador of the Embassy of Korea to Uganda
Some of the participants at Lugogo

This was the 9th edition of Korean Ambassadors cup with 250 athletes taking part in the championship.

These included 131 seniors men, 33 seniors female, 65 juniors boys and 21 juniors girls.

The Embassy of Korea in Uganda also organized a successful K-Pop festival at the Yusuf Lule Auditorium in Makerere University; involving music, dance and Korea language speaking competition.

Smash Talent Kids performance

THE CHAMPIONS OF EACH WEIGHT CATEGORIES SENIORS MEN FINALS

54 KGS

  1. Farouk Ogwal (Uganda Police)
  2. Geroge Williams (Regional Kenya)
  3. Denis Omodingi (CSCA)
  4. Crarry Pido Megolonyo (Gulu University)

58 KGS

  1. Richard Tabule (Uganda Prisons)
  2. Isaac Ocheinge (Regional Kenya)
  3. Ivan Ibrahim (Maseno University)
  4. Denis Obalim (Uganda Police)

63 KGS

  1. Cranima Wakurwoth (Uganda Police)
  2. Kavine Oduor (ICY KENYA )
  3. Micrios Ntalo (MUTC-UPDF)
  4. Emmy Akena (Uganda Police)
Ambassador’s Cup 2024 action at the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala

The table standings of performance for each categories of the championship.

                              WINNER JUNIORS   SPARING / FIGHTS (KYORUGI)

S/N                 CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01C.S.C.A5581
02REGIONAL (KENYA)312
03RAGUMO (KISUMU)23

                              WINNERS SENIORS SPARING / FIGHTS (KYORUGI)

S/N                    CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01POLICE9381
02PRISONS4142
03REGIONAL (KENYA)1633

                              SENIORS MEN TABLE STANDS FOR THE AMBASSADORS CUP

S/N                    CLUB GOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01UGANDA POLICE5151
02UGANDA PRISONS2112
03NWOYA133
04REGIONAL KENYA34
05TIGERHOODS15
06ICY KENYA16
07GULU UNIVERSITY127
08MASENO  KENYA18
09MUTC- UPDF19
10CSCA110
11NDEJJE UNIVERSITY111

SENIORS FEMALE TABLE STANDS FOR THE AMBASSADORS CUP

S/N                CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01UGANDA POLICE4231
02UGANDA PRISONS232
03REGIONAL KENYA1333
04ICY-KENYA14
05NDEJJE UNIVERSITY115
06UPDF BOMBO16
06RAGUMO KENYA16
07LEE TKD17
07CSCA –17

JUNIORS GIRLS TABLE STANDS FOR THE AMBASSADORS CUP

S/N                CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01CSCA2221
02UGANDA PRISONS112
03GULU UNIVERSITY112
04REGIONAL KENYA13
05CALTEL134
06FRIENDS25
07RED SCORPION25

JUNIORS BOYS TABLE STANDS FOR THE AMBASSADORS CUP

S/N                CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01CSCA3361
02REGIONAL KENYA212
03RAGUMO KENYA KISUMU23
04PRISONS14
05CALTEL145
06RED SCORPION16
07ICY KENYA16
08LEE17
09NWOYA17

OVERALL WINNERS OF THE AMBASSADORS CUP

S/N                     CLUBGOLDSILVERBRONZEPOSITION
01UGANDA POLICE10591
02UGANDA PRISONS6242
03REGIONAL KENYA4643
04RAGUMO KENYA24
Some of the trophies given out at the 2024 Korea Ambassador’s Taekwondo cup
Taekwondo officials during the 2024 Korea Ambassador’s Cup at Lugogo Indoor Arena, Kampala
Taekwondo players and officials respect the Korea and Uganda national anthems

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