Alasan Ann, a Gambian-born American fighter, has competed in the African Taekwondo Championship in Kigali, Rwanda.
On July 16, 2020, the young fighter competed in the +87kg category in the round of 16. Mr. Nouhoum of Niger was defeated by the Gambia Taekwondo fighter, who advanced to the quarter-finals.
Due to his fighting skills and energy, the young Gambian easily defeated DIAWARA of Mali to move to the semi-finals.
Later in the day, Alasan squared off against Morocco’s best fighter, Mr.Ayoub. Unfortunately, he bravely missed a place in the final after a great fight between the two fighters and won bronze.
Alasan’s next stop will be the Islamic Games in Turkey, where he will again represent The Gambia.
The Gambia Taekwondo Association wishes him the best of luck. It is confident that the young and brave fighter will make Gambians proud again.
Source: The Gambia National Olympics Committee