By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The World Taekwondo, WT has canceled 2020 Junior Taekwondo Championships, www.kick442.com can report.
The decision to postpone the championship was reached after WT Council met virtually on August 10, 2020.
The Council revealed that one key reason for the shift was the need to ensure the safety of the Taekwondo family is the number one priority.
According to the council led by WT President Chungwon Choue, various key stakeholders including Member National Associations, World Taekwondo Committees – the Medical and Anti-Doping Committees were consulted be the decision was taken.
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World Taekwondo President, Chungwon Choue Grandmaster Choue further said, “It is with great disappointment that we will not be able to host the World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Sofia this year and we are sorry for all those young athletes who have been training so hard for this competition.
“However, we have always been very clear that the health of our World Taekwondo family must come first.
“After a thorough discussion with all relevant parties, including medical experts, we agreed it would not be safe to go ahead with the Championships this year as planned. We have no doubt that Sofia will host a fantastic event in 2022.”
The council according to Nigeria Taekwondo Federation’s website, www.nigeriataekwondofederation.org also said that the World Taekwondo General Assembly, which was due to take place in Sofia, will be held virtually on October 6, 2020, and that other critical decisions would be taken at that time.
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