6 November 2012

Liberian Athletes Brighten Image in Int'l Competition

Report reaching this paper says two Liberians Taekwondo Athletes have won themselves four medals in the 9th Zhengzhou China International Shailin Wushu Competition.

The tournament is an annual international competition which brought about 71 countries around the globe to showcase their worth.

Liberia's Heavy weight Champions Master Junior Pewee Russian and Jumiel Smith were mandated to represent Liberia in the competition by the Liberia Wushu Association.

He left the country in July of this year for training in the Chinese City of Zhenzhou, Henan, and the trip was based on invitation from the Chinese Wushu Association to the Liberia Wushu Association asking for two members of the association to form part of the training course in the newly introduced in sport in this West African State and they are due to return home next month.

Based on their presence in that Chinese City, they were asked by the leadership of the Liberia Wushu Association to represent their country in the 9th Zhengzhou China International Shailin Wushu Competition after receiving an invitation from the Chinese branch.

From the just-ended tournament, an email from the local body says among 71 countries and about 1,500 athletes who participated, Master Junior Pewee Russian was able to capture one silver and a bronze while his colleague Jumiel Smith grabbed two bronzes which were obtained from two different competitions.

The two martial art practitioners are currently at the Sports University of China to complete the six months training in the sport.

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