Zimbabwean Teenage Taekwondo Coach Maritsa Honoured at IOC and Sport Awards

Zimbabwean Teenage Taekwondo Coach Maritsa Honoured at IOC and Sport Awards (News Central TV)

Zimbabwean teenager Natsiraishe Maritsa has been recognised for her efforts to train and coach girls in Taekwondo with a continental award at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women and Sport Awards.

The 18-year old was awarded the African Honour in recognition of a project which seeks to use taekwondo to raise awareness of hazards associated with child marriage.

“Natsiraishe thoroughly deserves this award in recognition of the crucial work she is doing in supporting young women in her community.

“Her determination to reduce inequalities through sport and raise awareness through the global media has also helped these vulnerable women and girls to attend school and receive quality education. 

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“It is truly inspirational to witness her contributions to the sustainable development goals and Olympic Agenda,” World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said. 

Winners from other continents include, Winner for the Americas: Figure Skating in Harlem, USA; Winner for Asia: Zhang Xia, China ; Winner for Europe: Kari Fasting, Norway and Oceania Winner: Tracey Holmes, Australia

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