Koryo Taekwondo Club … 2007 Champs!

Posted: 4 December, 2007 in Babbles & Rants
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I covered another Taekwondo event last weekend. In fact it was a two-in-one championship.

  • Day 1 : 1st December 2007 – 3rd Milo-MTCA Inter Club Taekwondo Championship
  • Day 2 : 2nd December 2007 – 2nd Inter Team Under-17 Unity Taekwondo Carnival

Both held at the same place, Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium.

Report from New Straits Times, NST Online 04-12-2007:

KORYO Taekwondo Club were the biggest winners grabbing three titles en
route to clinch the Sonny Lee Challenge Trophy in the 3rd MTCA
Inter-Club Taekwondo Championships at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton
Stadium in Cheras last weekend.

Koryo emerged champions in the boys' 10-13 and
14-17 and girls' 10-13 categories for a total of 16 gold, 10 silver and
18 bronze medals to emerge tops in the championships which saw 42 clubs
and state teams competing.

It was the second consecutive year that Koryo has won the championships
but this year they took the title with ease as second-placed Gemilang
Taekwondo Club, based in Terengganu, were a distant second with six
gold, five silver and 12 bronze.

Third were Kuala Lumpur club Cemerlang with six gold, three silver and five bronze

Cemerlang, however, were the outstanding team in the girls' 14-17,
emerging category champions with three gold, five silver and one bronze.

Several teams used the two-day event to expose their Malaysia
Games players and Penang, with two gold, one silver and two bronze, won
the men's Open while BTFC Taekwondo Club, with three gold and one
bronze were the women's Open champions.

Malaysia Taekwondo Clubs Association (MTCA) president Chee Hock Choong
said the response from clubs and state teams was overwhelming.

"We had initially, due to time constraints, limited the championships
to 500 exponents but such was the response that in the end, 890

"We couldn't turn them away and we are glad that we
didn't as the quality was good and we believe the competition delivered
on its objective of exposing young exponents to quality competition,"
said Hock Choong.

The challenge trophy is in honour of former
MTCA honorary secretary Sonny Lee Swee Thong who died following a
motorcycle accident last year.

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