It’s official Samantha Kassman qualifies for Rio Olympics

The PNG Taekwondo club has female athlete Samantha Kassman officially qualified to fight in the Rio Olympics after her qualifying match today at the Aquatic Centre in Port Moresby.

This means the Papua New Guinea now has two athletes who have qualified for Rio. Super Fish Ryan Pini being the first, followed by Samantha Kassman today.

The qualifiers saw PNG Taekwondo team qualified female athlete who came out the best in the Women’s 67kg fight.

Samantha Kassman officially book a ticket to Rio. However, our male +80kg Jonathan Paschalis lost by 1 point.

All PNG Taekwondo athletes match results are Female -49kg: 2nd Rose Tona, Female +67kg: 1st Samantha Kassman, Male -68kg: 1st Maxemillion Kassman, Male +80kg: 3rd Jonathan Paschalis.

Lamech Jinimbo