Refugee athletes watch the competition at the Azraq camp in Jordan ©THF

Sixteen refugee athletes from Jordan and Rwanda competed in the Lents Taekwondo Worldwide Sports Online Poomsae Open 2020 competition.

The virtual contest featured recognised poomsae, freestyle and the Para and beach poomsae disciplines.

It was a successful competition for the refugee athletes who took home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

16 playes of the refugees team and Rwanda have participated in the Poomsae Online Open 2020 and have proudly earned...

Posted by Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation on Monday, 9 November 2020

Lents Taekwondo is run by Lisa and Edina Lents, with the event aimed at promoting "peace, goodwill and friendship" through the martial art.

The competition was run in partnership with Kenneth Schunken from Worldwide Sports Online.

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) congratulated the athletes who had taken part.

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue announced the creation of the THF in 2015, with the organisation working to teach the sport to refugees and displaced people around the world.

The THF has an active presence in both Jordan and Rwanda.