40 nations to vie in Asian taekwondo meet
40 nations to vie in Asian taekwondo meet
(The Philippine Star) - February 23, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Taekwondo Association hosts another major international competition when it stages the 2016 Asian Taekwondo Championships on April 19-20 at the Marriot Convention Center Grand Ballroom in New Port City Complex, Pasay City.

Forty Asian countries, led by world power Korea, will vie for honors in the prestigious event sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and promoted by the Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU).

Other countries which have already confirmed their participation are Iran, Uzbekistan, Thailand, China and Japan.

Organizing committee chairman Sung Chon Hong says “it is a big honor for PTA to host the biggest taekwondo (senior kyorugi) event in Asia in our country.  It is actually the second major competition that we will stage in April – the first being the Asian qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

Hong, who is also the top PTA official, adds that the Asian championship is a good opportunity for our jins to widen their international experience and at the same time promote camaraderie with the other Asian taekwondo families.”

The Asian championship is supported by Smart, MVPSF, PLDT, Meralco, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee.

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