Saudi girl wins US Taekwondo championship golden medal

A Saudi girl saw her dream come true by winning the golden medal in the Taekwondo championship in the US, after being trained by 75-year-old Korean coach.

The father of the eight-year-old Saudi girl, Kinda al-Maawi, spoke to Al Arabiya, he said: “My daughter started learning Taekwondo in 2015 in Tennessee, and her first official participation was in 2017, where she won first place in a competition between eight states.”

He also talked about the beginning of Kinda’s passion towards Taekwondo saying: “She loved it since she was five-years-old. Her passion started after watching some cartoons about the sport, so we signed her up with a specialized club, and she took it from there with winning championships.”

Kinda’s father reassured his support to her until she becomes and international player.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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