Bahrain has celebrated the country’s first major Para-taekwondo gold medal.
Noora Yusuf Zainal topped the podium at the Arab Online Para-Taekwondo Championship this month, a poomsae event which was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Rawan Ismaeel Al Saad captured a bronze medal, making the event the most successful one for Bahrein up to this point.
Fajar Al-Binali, the coach of the team, had this to say:
“It was the Kingdom’s first international participation,” she said to Kawa News.
“A victory for Bahraini Para-athletes in any form of martial arts is, therefore, a historic event and a moment of great honor for all of us.”
The event was organized by the United Arab Emirates Taekwondo Federation and Dubai Police’s People of Determination Council.