Lao taekwondo’s finest look to Korean ambassador’s cup

More than 200 junior and open level fighters from clubs across the country are set to compete at the 4th Republic of Korea Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship in Booyong Gymnasium, National University of Laos Dongdok Campus on November 10-11.
Junior fighters will be divided into 8, 10, 12, 15 and 17-year-old categories competing in poomsae and fighting events, while the open level women’s comp will comprise 46, 49, 53, 57, 59, 63, 68 and +68kg divisions for poomsae and fighting events. The open men’s tournament will comprise 54, 58, 62, 68, 74, 78, 80 and +80kg divisions.

Local fighters in action during the Mayor of Vientiane Cup Taekwondo Championship at Beuangkha-nhong Indoor Stadium in August.

With growing interest in martial arts, the Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship is attracting an increasing number of junior competitors each year.   
The Lao Taekwondo Federation will use the tournament to identify young talented fighters for selection in the national team including next year’s 30th SEA Games in the Philippines and other international events.
The federation is using the championship to improve fighters’ skill levels with many set to represent provinces and ministries at next year’s 11th National Games in Xieng Khuang province.
A competition draw ceremony will be held by the taekwondo federation ahead of the tournament next month.
The Republic of Korea Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo Championship will see event winners presented with medals, a trophy awarded to the top-ranked team (most points) and best and fairest awards for junior fighters in each category.
In August, more than 200 fighters across various categories from nine taekwondo clubs in the capital took part in poomsae and fighting events at the Mayor of Vientiane Cup Taekwondo Championship at Beuangkha-nhong Indoor Stadium.
Over 100 fighters competed in the 4th Kolao Open Taekwondo Championships in Vientiane in July last year.

By Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong
(Latest Update October 06, 2018)

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