The official website for the World Taekwondo Federation has praised the golden achievement of Saleh Al Sharabati at the Sofia G4 championship earlier this month.
The 21-year-old won gold in the -80kg division after winning six matches and the website described his performance as ‘astonishing’.
“I had fought against Seif from Egypt many times, we know each other, he is tall and strong. My plan was to focus and take points,” Saleh said about his final fight.
The website highlighted that Saleh returned to Taekwondo in 2016 after stopping, and within three years he had returned to join the world’s best at the top.
“My plan now is to be in Tokyo 2020, no matter what it costs me to do this. I will fight for my dream,” he said.