The 4th edition of Lagos International Taekwondo Classics begins today at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The Lagos State Government sponsored Classics is being organised as part of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambodeâ€™s effort to expose Lagos State athletes to international competitions as well as creating a platform for Nigerian taekwondo athletes to compete with their counterparts around the world in accordance with international standards.
Countries to participate in the five-day event are Nigeria, Seychelles, Niger, Ghana, Mali, France, South Korea and India.
Apart from taekwondo athletes from all over Nigeria, 26 Lagos State athletes will be competing in both male and female categories and the star athletes from Lagos to look out for are Ibrahim Idrees in the male category and Esther Uzoukwu in the female category.
Also, an officiating seminar is to be conducted by the visiting international referee. It is meant to retrain officiating officials on the World Taekwondo Federation new rules as the sport evolves from time to time.
The Classics ends on Saturday.