Kathmandu: The 11th Korean Ambassador International Taekwondo Championship will start from the last week of August.
The Nepal Taekwondo Association organized a press conference in Tripureshwar on Sunday and announced that the International Taekwondo Championship will be held from 14th to 17 September.
An international competition is going to be held for the first time under the organization of South Korean embassy and association in Nepal.
The previous version was limited to the national level only. Players from three nations namely India, Bangladesh and Nepal will play in the championship.
Bhan Bahadur Chand, vice president of the Nepal Taekwondo Association and tournament coordinator, informed that the Nepali national taekwondo team is preparing for the 19th Asiad to be held in China.
According to Chand, vice president of the association, a total of 1,778 senior and junior players, including 711 women and 1,067 men, will participate in this championship.
There will be a competition for a total of 57 gold medals, 25 in Pumsetarpuff and 32 in Gyrogi (Fight). 35 players from India and 33 from Bangladesh will compete in the championship.
As the players of those countries are also preparing for Asiad, it is expected that the second choice players will compete in the championship.
For the competition, a 35-member organizing committee has been formed under the coordination of the vice president of the association, Chand, and there are 10 sub-committees under this committee.
According to the association, 60 judges, 15 technicians and 35 volunteers have been appointed for the competition.
According to the organizers, the cost of the competition will be around 35 lakhs. According to Chand, the vice president of the association informed that about five thousand US dollars will be received from the Korean embassy and about 1.7 million rupees from the registration of players for the tournament.
The remaining funds for conducting the competition will be managed by the association.