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27 April 2010 | in Taekwondo, Other Events, CUSF News

1st AUTC: Day 1 of Competitions

China vs.Lebanon


On 26th April, the 1st Asian University Taekwondo Championship officially started.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony took place in the Sport complex, where the competition is held. All the students holding their national flag were invited to stand in the competition venue, facing the audience and then stepped forward to the centre part of the competition venue one by one following the MC’s introduction. Then, the AUSF flag held by 8 students from each team entered into the competition venue. The anthem of AUSF was played.


Dr. Omar Al HaiOC President and FISU Assessor Dr. Omar A. Al-Hai, delivered a welcome speech and wished all the officials and students an enjoyable stay. Mr. Kenny CHOW, AUSF Secretary-General, was invited to deliver a speech on behalf of AUSF. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the OC, under the leadership of Dr. Omar A. Al-Hai for its wonderful job and also to the participants for their strong interest in AUSF activities. After his speech, Mr. Kenny CHOW also declared the opening of this championship and presented Dr. Omar a Gold AUSF Plate. Finally, students from Egypt played a demonstration match of speed ball, in the hope to promote the development of this sport event in Asia.

Kenny ChowCompetition

After the Opening Ceremony, the preliminary, semi-final and final matches started in the 54kg, 63kg, 74kg, and 87kg Categories. For the 54kg Categories, 7 players from Iran, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and China competed. Iran won the 1st Place, followed by Saudi Arabia. For the 63kg Categories, 7 players from Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Iran, China and Saudi Arabia competed. Iran won again, followed by Kazakhstan. For the 74kg Categories, 4 players from U.A.E., Bahrain, Iran and China competed. Iran won once more, followed by China. For the 87kg Categories, only 2 players competed. Lebanon won, followed by U.A.E.

(Source: Shen Zhen, AUSF Director)



Exchange of gifts


Exchange of gifts


Hong Kong vs. Saudi Arabia


Kazakhstan vs. Saudi Arabia