Over 300 Taekwondo Players drawn from across the world will participate at the 4th edition of the Lagos State Taekwondo International Classics holding from November 23-25, at Sir Molade Okoya Thomas hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
A breakdown of the figures shows that the host country Nigeria top the list with highest number of athletes while Ghana, Senegal and Mali are leading the pack of foreign athletes coming for the big event that would be used to round off the 2017 Taekwondo activities in the state.
According to the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, Jimmy Ogunowo, who is also the chairman of the Lagos State Taekwondo Association said he is not surprised at the encouraging number of entries which appears to be the highest so far in the history of the championship.
“Lagos remains as the home of teakwondo where every stakeholder wants to visit,” he remarked. He thanked their sponsors, coca-cola, Afriglobal Insurance Brokers, NEM Insurance and Indomie for their support in helping to actualize their dream through the sponsorship.
He assured that the state will continue to play her leading role in the developing the art not only in Nigeria but the entire West Africa sub-region as the flagship of Taekwondo in this part of the world.