Team Rwanda finished atop of the medal table with 35 medals in the International Genocide Memorial Tournament 2019 during the two-day competition organized from June 22-23 at Amahoro National Stadium, Remera.
The 2019 Kung Fu memorial tournament attracted six countries namely; Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo, China, and host Rwanda and around 133 athletes.
The commemoration started on June 22 with all teams paying tribute to the Kigali Memorial Center in Gisozi to pay tribute and laying a wreath to the victims who were killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.
During the competition, host Rwanda finished atop with 35 medals, Burundi followed with six while Kenya fetched three.
Tanzania earned two medals; the highlight of the tournament was the performance from RD Congo team, not known for their Kung Fu skills, their fighters finished with one medal.
Marc Uwiragiye the president of Kung Fu Wushu in Rwanda “RKWF” said the competition was a success because the invited nations honored the invitations.
“Rwanda performed well better than the other countries, however not in all the category, such a competition presents the opportunity to improve on your skills,” he said.
In comparison with last year, Kung Fu Wushu Rwandan president noted that attendees of 2019 showed some fine improvement in skills, and urged them to improve where they still lag behind.
“It is fine to participant in such competition since it exhibits how much you have learned so that we can see how to assist to improve in this sport,” he added.