More than 300 athletes drawn from across the country will feature at the 7th Korean Ambassador Taekwondo Championship holding from December 7-10, 2016 at the Sir. Molade Okoya Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos as powered by the Korean Embassy in Nigeria with the support of LG Electronics, Samsung and KEPCO Electronics as sanctioned by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation.
President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and Vice president of the commonwealth Taekwondo Federation, George Ashiru who is also the chairman of the organising committee said the championship will feature all the eight weight categories for men and women as approved by the world Taekwondo Federation as well as the men and women poomsae events.
Adding that the tournament is not only unique but timely as it will help the NTF to know the current champions in various weight categories following the surprise results and upsets that were recorded at the last George Ashiru invitational Taekwondo championship held at the indoor Sports hall of the University of Lagos.
“Besides, the KATC will also help to keep the athletes busy and up to date since organizers are reverting to the open individual weights format that creates opportunities for both the elite and the emerging talents to show case their skills and vie for National status “, Ashiru noted.
States wishing to be part of the exercise have been advised to forward their entries to the secretariat of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos before the close of registration with evidence of an approved Dan and NTF license.
States are to cater for the feeding and the transportation of their athletes to and fro Lagos as well as other logistics even as payment of affiliation fee is also one of the criteria for participation.