PGTF & THE 8TH GTF WORLD TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIPS, DUNDEE SCOTLAND, JULY 5 – 12, 2011
On July 5, 2011 most of the GTF contingents from various countries had arrived and converged at Queens Hotel, Dundee, the official Hotel for the 8th GTF world Taekwon-Do championships.
At the lobby of the Queens Hotel, there stands the picture wall frame of Sir Winston Churchill along side his personal handwriting inscription of his stay in this hotel in the 1920s when he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Dundee constituency.
It was such a mystical co-incidence that this ‘greater than life’ personality had once stayed in this hotel, the same hotel where the PGTF team were to be housed for a week or so. Mystical because both Sir Winston Churchill and PGTF had imbibed such an awesome deal of indomitable spirit.
For at this crucial time, PGTF stands at the cross road, where back home its future destiny lies at the hand of the Sports Ministry whose approval for registration has been pending for the past 7 years, for reasons not known to the pro-tem office bearers of PGTF.
Just before we left for Scotland, a fresh application has been filed in by the Honorable Senator Andy Ng. There was this strange mystical feeling that the spirit of Sir Winston Churchill might re-incarnate and pound on the doors of Sports Commissioner’s office to expedite the approval.
The senior instructors continued instructing the students, instilling into them the values of discipline and respect, they continued nurturing them to live a healthy life-style, confident that one day PGTF would see light at the end of the tunnel.
In spite of such excruciating circumstances that PGTF have been undergoing, without a ‘house’ to call our home, endlessly groping in the dark for the past 7 years, the senior instructors and their students staunchly plodded on, upholding the virtues of patience and righteousness. They literally spent thousands of ringgit out of their own pocket just to continue representing the country and keeping the PGTF flag flying high for the past 7 years !!!
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
RESULTS OF THE GTF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Five (5) Malaysian participants had made fantastic results with 4 Gold, 4 Silver & 3 Bronze medals.
Below are the details:-
1. See Kien Piew (Perak) – Pattern: Gold, Free Sparring: Gold, Flying Kick Special Technique: Gold
2. Cheong Yee Wai (Perak) – Pattern: Silver, Free Sparring: Bronze
3. Lee Chien Ming (Selangor) – Power breaking: Gold, Couple Pattern: Silver, Free Sparring: Bronze
4. Chan Pei-I (Selangor) – Pattern Silver, Couple Pattern Silver
5. Shiu Siew Yee (Wilayah) – Pattern: Silver, Free Sparring: Bronze
Over all our boys & girls bagged 11 medals.
SYABAS AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!