On Thursday 13th November 2015, the Champion Taekwondo Kenya team of 25 athletes, led by Master Kim travelled to Bungoma County, Kibabii University to participate in the Governor’s Cup open international Taekwondo Championship. The team, comprising of 15 juniors and 10 seniors, took part in different categories based on age for the juniors and weight for the senior group. There was a lot of anxiety and nervousness for some of the athletes as they were participating for the first time
The championship was well represented with a total of 12 teams from Congo, Uganda and host, Kenya participating. The event coincided with the presidential visit to Kibabii University. This however did not dampen the spirit of the teams as the venue was changed to the Red Cross, Kanduyi Hall for Day 1 and concluded in day 2 at Kibabii University.
The team performed excellently in both Poomsae/patterns and Kyorugi/sparring, collecting a grand total of 24 medals including 9 gold medals. They were the best team in Poomsae patterns and second best team in Kyorugi. The overall best team was Kibabii University College. Traditionally the overall best team is decided by scores in both Kyorugi and Poomsae, but this was not the case for this competition.
To view some of the action see the pictures below.