On May.15th, Fengdao-Weichi Cup 2016 Taekwondo Competition Among Universities in Central China Region was held in China University of Geosciences, and our university participated in it. After the fierce competition for a whole morning, the international student Olive-Jordane Trazie Tiesse BI won the champion of Group Four Men Male Taekwondo 74kg.
This competition was approved by Taekwondo Association in Hubei Province and organized by Communist Youth League in China University of Geosciences Committee, Sports Association and the Association Union in China University of Geosciences, joined by many a universities in Central China and Jordane was the only international student in the stadium. Facing the finest Taekwondo players from different cities , he calmly applied the techniques of kicks and fists in a steady and fast way while dodging the competitor’s attacks flexibly and timely. Finally he beat the players from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Institute of Technology and Hunan International Economics University respectively by 2:0,8:2 and 7:4 and won the champion of Group Four Men Male Taekwondo 74kg.
As a sophomore majoring communication engineering in HUST, Jordane started learning Taekwondo only one month ago under the guide of Gao Feng, a coach in the Department of Sports in our university. Except the routine training on every Friday afternoon, he received extra 2-hour training on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Driven by the fondness towards Taekwondo, he made great progress after the intensive training.”My childhood dream was to be a Taekwondo player and my parents did not allow that and after entering HUST, I happened to know there is Taekwondo training on campus and with the help of Mr. Gao, I started a fantastic journey to my dream. Though as the only international student on the training ground, I feel happy and relaxing since the teammates treat me very well. ” Jordane reflected: ” I’m very lucky to have the chance in HUST.“
It’s said hundreds of internationals students are studying in our universities currently and a lot of them have actively joined the games or competitions on sports, academy and culture. While displaying themselves in the spotlight, they also inspire the university how to better immerse the international students into the campus life and study.