The Saudi Taekwondo Federation announced, through its official account on the social networking site “Twitter”, that Saudi Arabia will host the first edition of the World Taekwondo Championship for Women, during the period from 25-27 November, on the stadiums of sports halls in Riyadh, with the participation of more than 171 players, coaches and administrators. Technically from 36 countries.
The championship will witness competitions in weights (up to 46 kg, up to 49 kg, up to 53 kg, 57 kg, up to 62 kg, up to 67 kg, up to 73 kg), in addition to the open weight.
Saudi women’s taekwondo team
It is held for the first time in Saudi Arabia
The president of the Saudi Taekwondo Federation, Shaddad Al-Omari, stressed the importance of this hosting, as it is being held for the first time and hosted by Saudi Arabia, which is a historic decision by the International Taekwondo Federation to create a special version of the Women’s World Championship.
Al-Omari stressed the readiness of the Saudi Taekwondo Federation to host the tournament, saying: “We are ready in all technical and organizational aspects, as well as the readiness of Saudi female players, who will participate in this edition with the largest Saudi representation during the world championships.”
The Saudi team enters this tournament with 10 players: (Tiba Al-Sharif, Lara Kazem, Rahaf Al-Shamri, Noha Al-Maimani, Eithar Hayyan, Sarah Al-Shaer, Abrar Bukhari, Mais Al-Shamri, Donia Abu Talib, Tartila Al-Taweel, in addition to Fatima Ayat Hammou (coach). and Najud Al-Imam (administrative), as well as (Amna Al-Assaf and Raghad Al-Ghamdi, who are physiotherapists).
The confidence of the International Taekwondo Federation, in adopting Saudi Arabia as a host country for the first edition of the largest event in the game, is an extension of the great confidence that Saudi sport has enjoyed in recent years from international and continental federations in various sports, which confirms the great position that the Kingdom has reached globally. .