Fahd bin Jalawi sponsors the opening ceremony of the Women’s Taekwondo World Championships

On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sport and President of the Olympic Committee, His Highness Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Vice President of the Saudi Olympic Committee, sponsored the opening ceremony of the Women’s World Taekwondo Championship, in the presence of the President of the Local Organizing Committee Adwaa Al-Arifi and the President of the Federation International Taekwondo Chung Won and the President of the Saudi Taekwondo Federation, Brigadier Shaddad Al-Omari, on the green pavilions of Riyadh.

The world championship, which takes place for the first time in female version, will see the participation of 171 players in representation of 36 countries, including six Saudi women, who will compete in six weights (under 46 kg, under 49 kg, under 53 kg, under 57 kg, under 62 kg and under 67). kg, 73 kg and above).

His Highness Prince Fahd bin Jalawi opened his speech at the opening ceremony, welcoming the participating athletes: “I am delighted and honored to welcome the international taekwondo family here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in this historic moment in especially for taekwondo, and sports in general”.

His Highness, the Vice President of the Saudi Olympic Committee, noted the government’s strong support for the Kingdom to become a major destination for major sporting events, noting: “I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to our wise leadership for the unlimited support enjoyed by the sports sector in the Kingdom, as our leadership is always eager to host such sporting occasions, with this confidence we can always make history, which is why we are always grateful for our wise leadership ”.

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi added: “There are many common goals between the Taekwondo World Championships and the Kingdom, including developing the role of women in sport. Saudi women have recently achieved distinguished achievements in sport, as they have shown an answer. distinct to our investments in this field by providing a platform that helps All segments of society are in able to stand out and shine on the world stage, as there is no limit to the Kingdom’s ambition and the Women’s Taekwondo World Championship is one of the most important means of achieving this splendor. “

For her part, the head of the Local Organizing Committee, Ms. Adwaa Al-Arifi, stressed the importance of hosting this tournament: “This is an exceptional edition, being the first of its kind at the level of the Taekwondo World Championships, therefore we have been pleased with the trust placed in us by the International Taekwondo Federation, and we consider ourselves in the Kingdom as a permanent partner for any initiative that will lead to the growth and development of the sport in general”.

Al-Arefi added: “The present time in which sport is experiencing in particularly, with the continued support and attention of our wise leadership, motivates us to work continuously, in order to achieve the goals and aspirations of the leadership of this great nation. “

The head of the organizing committee concluded her speech: “I wish success to all participating athletes, and to the guests who are with us during the days of the tournament, wishing them a pleasant stay in their second country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “

Interestingly, the Women’s World Taekwondo Championships saw on its first day the preliminary rounds to the semifinals (under 46 kg, under 62 kg, 73 kg and over), the final matches of which will be held on Saturday on the last day of the tournament.

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