On 5 and 6 June 2021, the Dakar Arena (Senegal) will host the 12th edition of the African Taekwondo Championships in Dakar. Sport en Commun is proud to be a partner of the competition.
Senegalese Balla Dieye won his first African championship title in 2001 in Dakar (Senegal). 20 years later, the Sport Impact Leader is at the head of the Senegalese Taekwondo Federation and is organising the 12th edition of the African Championship which will take place on 5 and 6 June 2021 at the Dakar Arena.
864 athletes from 54 countries of the African continent are expected to participate in the competition and will compete in 16 different events.
“This African Championship will be an opportunity for Senegal to host the best African taekwondoists and for the athletes to come and get the missing points for a qualification to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am particularly proud that this discipline can be put forward. We have many young talents who can be inspired by all these champions.” – Balla Dieye.
“Fair play, humility, loyalty, self-control, perseverance and respect: the virtues of taekwondo are key values in the lives of many young people. These African championships organised in Senegal are also a beautiful wink of fate 20 years after the first victory of our Sport Impact Impact Leader, Balla Dieye. We are very happy to accompany him on his native land through the organisation of this tournament.” – Nelson Camara, Executive Director of the Sport en Commun platform.
Balla Dieye joined the Sport Impact Leaders community last March and becomes the first representative of the taekwondo discipline. Peace & Sport Champion of Peace, he is the first taekwondo player in Senegal’s history to have participated in the Olympic Games (Rio, 2016).