800 local taekwondo artists to compete in Korean Ambassador Cup

VOV.VN - Approximately 800 taekwondo athletes from 45 clubs nationwide are set to compete in the National Taekwondo Clubs Championships-Korean Ambassador Cup 2021, which is scheduled to take place from April 7-14 in the central province of Quang Nam.

The tournament is co-hosted by the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation and the Korean Cultural Centre in Vietnam and will witness the participation of competitors from numerous age categories, including 12 to 14, 15 to 17, and over 17. Competitors will battle it out for various medals in both combat and performance events.

Upon addressing a press conference held on April 2 in Hanoi, Le Thi Hoang Yen, deputy director general of the Vietnam Sports Administration under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, stressed the importance of Taekwondo when stating how vital the sport is in promoting friendly ties between the nation and the Republic of Korea.

She added that the competition will serve as a warm-up event for athletes as they prepare for the SEA Games 31.

As part of the occasion, the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation and the Korean Cultural Centre in Vietnam also announced that they will continue to carry out a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral co-operation for the 2020 to 2023 period, which was signed last year.

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