Taekwondo athletes to be mentored by Olympian

Female taekwondo athletes in Papua New Guinea will have the opportunity to learn from Olympian Samantha Kassman.

Kassman plans to do mentoring for young female taekwondo athletes following her participation at the Rio Olympic Games.

She participated in the +67kg category fight where she was defeated by British number 3 ranked and 2015 Taekwondo World Champion Bianca Walkden 14-1.

The 32 year old returns home to get back to work but will still be training.

She will be working closely with female athletes to develop their game and encourage them to set their sights for Japan Olympics in 2020. 

Kassman told Loop PNG that she was inspired to be among the greatest fellow athletes, managers, coaches and teams at the Rio Olympics.

The Rio Games has inspired her to work towards Japan 2020, if not an athlete, then perhaps at the management or coaching level. 

Quintina Naime