Meghis Win "I Love Taekwondo" Video Contest
Meghis Taekwondo Academy emerged winners of the special "I Love Taekwondo Video Contest organised by the Ghana Taekwondo Federation with the support of the Korea Embassy and Rana Motors.
The Meghis presentation was ahead of Prisons who won the silver prize and West Africa Mission (WAM) the bronze winners.
20 presentations were selected and some contestants who excelled to reach the Top 6 include Pippas Queen's Court and Tema Technical Institute.
The clubs that participated were Accra Poly, Astoria Demonstration School For The deaf, Hill View, Madina, Marpro, Meghis, Our Lady Mercy SHS, Ackwondo, Pippas, Power Kix, Prisons, Prixmax Warriors, Queen's Court, Rangoon, Solomon Bennett, OSO Herman- Gmeiner, State School For The Deaf, Sunyani, Tema Technical ans WAM - The West Africa Mission.
HE. Woon-Ki Lyeo, The Korean Ambasssdor who graced the event said it was an opportunity to sponsor the sport which has many benefits to the person who participates and the society.
He thanked the Federation for putting up the programme which is also an opportunity for the players to rise their levels and learn from the exposure.
He noted that Taekwondo is a healthy sport and more Ghanaians should get involved to learn about self defence, meditation and other benefits of the sport.
The Programme which was under the theme " I Love Taekwondo" attracted a lot of dignitaries fro the sports sector.
The Presidents of Federations such as Rugby, Amateur Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Weight Lifting, Handball, Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) SWAG were represented live.
The President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation Fred Otu Lartey commended the participants and the winners. He thanked the Ghana Olympic Committee and the clubs who have played a key role in the promotion and development of the sport in Ghana,
The General Secretary of the GOC Rev. Quarcoo praised the hard word of the Taekwondo Federation and called on other Associations to emulate what they are doing that is producing results.
He urged the players and officials to make good use of the equipments donated by the Korean Embassy and the GOC.
The winners took home mats, uniforms, protectors and other training gear plus certificates and medals.
Deputy Minster of Youth and Sports Vincent Oppong Asamoah congratulated the winners and their coaches.
He was impressed with the support of the Korean Embassy and Korean Community who have supported the sport.
The Deputy Sports Minister suggested that the Korean Embassy sponsored Ghana's Taekwondo Team to the next Olympic Games in 2016 in Brazil.
By Sammy Heywood Okine