Martial Arts: Kenyans shine in South Korea, win Gold medals (Photos)

Lona Abiero beat Chinie Vette Suico of Philippines in 65kg women sparring quarterfinals. [Courtesy]

Lona Abiero and Gordon Ochieng won Gold medals for Kenya at the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships in South Korea on Thursday.

In the last edition of the masterships in 2016, Kenya won one gold, two silver and five bronze medals to finish third behind Iran and Philippines in Martial Arts.

Kenya Tong Il Moo Do Federation President Clarence Mwakio said before the South Korea feat show-pieces that the team will strive to win five medals to guarantee them the top spot.

Peter Njuguna beat Matias Raul of Paraguay in 90Kg Men sparring quarterfinals. [Standard]

“In our first appearance in 2016, we claimed the third spot but this year, our aim is to go for the top position. We have taken Tong Il Moo Do to the next level and we want to win this year’s event, “said Mwakio in an interview at Seoul City before the team headed to Chungju.

The event attracted over 4,000 participants from 100 countries.

Lona Abiero beat her Philippine opponent 7-0 to sail to semis in Women Sparring. [Standard]

It is co-hosted by the World Martial Arts Masterships Committee, Chungcheongbuk-do Province and Chungju city in the Republic of Korea.

Kenya's Team Jasiri in the opening ceremony, South Korea. [Standard]
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