6th World Para-Taekwondo Championships underway

web WTF 4th World Champs(21.06.2014)-27The sixth World Para-Taekwondo Championships are underway in Samsun, Turkey, with more than 130 athletes from 38 countries competing.

Following as partnership with World Intellectual Impairment Sport, athletes with an intellectually disability will compete in poomsae competition – an artistic form of the sport.

“Speaking to athletes, you can really feel their passion and their pride at being able to represent their countries at such a world-class event,” Chungwon Choue, WTF President, said. “Our friends here in Samsun have done an excellent job at preparing for this Championships and everything is in place for an excellent event.”

“It is during events like this that you can really see that the work we are doing is paying off,” Choue added. “We know that there is a lot of room for improvement but each year we are seeing records being broken and more athletes from new countries getting involved in the sport. We must continue to build momentum and provide the best experience for our athletes and fans so that in 2020 we are able to deliver the best possible sport for the global Paralympic audience.”

For more information on Championships, visit the WTF’s website.