Taekwondo athletes Stanislaus Phiri and Joseph Phiri together with their coach visited the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) yesterday to display the gold medals and individuals’ trophies they won at the Korean ambassador cup that took place in Johannesburg South Africa last week to MNCS management.
Joseph Phiri won a gold medal in kyorugi (fighting) and also won a trophy as the best player in kyorugi in his category and a silver medal in Poomse (set sequence of movements). While Stanislaus Phiri won gold in kyorugi, he was also awarded gold in poomsae and he also won a trophy after he was voted the best player in his category.
Others who won at the tournament include Innocent Msekeni who won bronze in kyorugi and poomsae and Vester Banda managed to acquire bronze medal in Poomsae.
In total the team won 7 medals, that’s 3 gold, 1 Silver and 3 bronze.
At MNCS they were welcomed by Ruth Mzengo who is the Sports Development Manager.
The team was sponsored by the Malawi Olympic Committee, Master Construction company from Lilongwe and David Robinson of Independent Baptist Church from Mzuzu.