Qatar’s national team player Othman Boularas won the bronze medal in the Online World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship “Challenge 3”, organized by the International Federation of the Game, for five days, with the participation of 123 countries.
The tournament was held in several categories for men and women, namely: under 30, under 40, under 50, under 60, under 65, and over 65 years old.
The tournament witnessed also the participation of the Qatari national team players Mansour Lazam, under 50 category and Huda Akbar, under 40 category.
Boularas managed to win the bronze medal of under-40 category, in which 18 countries participated. He is the only Arab player to be nominated for the finals in all categories, among the 18 players who participated in this category.
This is a great victory for Qatar in taekwondo at the level of a world championship, as the player previously won the gold medal in the World Beach Championship 2018 in Greece, the bronze in the 2019 Asian Championship in Indonesia, and the bronze in the Asian Championship in Lebanon 2020.
Qatar Taekwondo, Judo and Karate Federation general-secretary Eid Ali Al Muraikhi expressed his great satisfaction on Boularas’s achievement.
He praised the great achievements that the player has made at the global level, honoring the sport of taekwondo at the international level, and raising the Qatari flag in various international forums.
These achievements have been made thanks to the constant training, many external partnerships, and practices with the world champions and stars of the game, and also thanks to the unlimited support of the Qatar Olympic Committee, he said, expressing hope for the Qatari taekwondo team champions to continue achievements in the upcoming international and continental participations.
SOURCE – https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/01/11/2021/qatars-national-team-player-wins-bronze-medal-at-world-taekwondo-championship