9th Korea Taekwondo Championship slated for December 8

9th Korea Taekwondo Championship slated for December 8

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Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) will organize the 9th Korea Cup Taekwondo Championships, come December 8 and 9, 2017 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The annual championship, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the Korean Republic, will have senior and Para-Taekwondo practitioners competing for laurels at the Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.

This year’s championship forms part of the Embassy of Korea Republic’s 40 years of Ghana Korea Diplomatic Relations.

The championship, which wraps up their celebration which becomes the second time it has been organised this year as the 8th edition came off in January.

The Embassy of Korea Republic, who have been supportive of the GTF, has outlined other programmes which include the “I love Taekwondo Video contest” and a Korean Film festival for 3 days.

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Adnan Odartey Lamptey, in an interview said after the Tigers concert, the championship is opened to all and thus they expect some foreign practitioners to participate.

“The anniversary has a series of events and this concert is the Taekwondo aspect. We also have other non-Taekwondo events. The Korean Cup championship is also supposed to be part of the 40th Anniversary of the Korea Ghana relations. It is strictly seniors and Para-Taekwondo and it is quite open, we expect even foreign participation.”

Adnan, in confirming the venue and date for the awards ceremony of the video contest, said the venue was chosen due to the majority of Koreans living in Tema.

“The video contest will come off on the 2nd December at the Korean Sports Complex. You know, majority of the Koreans live in Tema, so they built a sports complex, where there is a field and a hall. So that is where the contest will be, it is in Community 3.” He said

The second edition of the video contest was won by Great Counselor Club in an awards ceremony held at the Silverbird Cinema.