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Taekwondo: Dominant Prisons remain on top

By Derrick Wadria

Added 9th July 2017 11:01 AM

Their coach says they have all the equipment and sees no reason they should not always win.

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Their coach says they have all the equipment and sees no reason they should not always win.

(Credit: Derrick Wadria)

TAEKWONDO | ITF UGANDA HEROES CUP


KAMPALA - After defending the International Taekwondo Federation Uganda Heroes Cup, Prisons taekwondo head coach Mark Ogwang attributed their victory to hard work and continued support from the prisons authorities.

Ogwang, also Africa’s power breaking champion, said they have all the equipment and sees no reason they should not always take the first position.

In the second edition of the annual competition which was launched last year, 10 local clubs and Kennedy Taekwondo Club from Tanzania took part.

In the end, it was Prisons Luzira that reigned supreme with 38 points followed by Sharing who managed 21 points.

 

Following their triumph, Ogwang said the prisons administration has been very supportive, the reason the players have been paying back with victory.

"Our gym is always in use by everyone on the team. I have also been personally involved in the training to make sure we get the best out of it," said the Prisons coach.

Prisons players also scooped all the individual trophies, starving their opposition.

Meanwhile, the ITF Uganda will next week announce members who will take part in officiating the ITF World Championships scheduled for 9-16 October in Ireland.​

Selected final results

Prisons Luzira 38 points

Sharing 21

Big mikes 10

Kidera 2

Mbarara 1

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Best male player (seniors)

Erasto Polupodu Prisons

Best female player (seniors)

Brenda Masendi prisons

 

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