The third edition of ‘Mount Everest International Open Taekwondo Championship G-2 Ranking’ and ‘First GCS Mount Everest International Open Pumse Championship’ are taking place in Pokhara from today. The championships, organized by Nepal Taekwondo Association, are being held in multipurpose covered hall in Pokhara Stadium up to September 25. As many as 1,425 taekwondo players from 13 countries have arrived in Pokhara to participate in the championships, shared host organization’s secretary Jagan Gurung.
This is first-of-its-kind in the sports history of Nepal that such a big numbers of players are participating in a single game, he said. Competitions would be held on different age groups of senior and junior, it is shared. Chairperson of the Association, Prakash Shumsher JB Rana informed that the competitions would be held in different eight weight groups, including men and women from 14 to 60 years. Likewise, single, double and group competitions would be held on men’s category in the age group from 14 to 60 above.
Dr Choue Chung-won, Chairperson of the World Taekwondo, the umbrella organization of the Federation of Taekwondo, and Chairperson of Asian Taekwondo Federation Lee Kyu-seok are scheduled to arrive in Pokhara. More than 2,000 players, referees, and officials, including foreign players are expected to participate in the championship, Rana said. The Championship was suspended due to the COVID-19 last year and it is being held this time after the International Taekwondo Association gave its approval, the host informed.