Republic’s 4th Taekwondo Champioship [Archives:1998/36/Sports]

September 7 1998

The Yemeni Taekwondo Association (YTA) is organizing the Republic’s 4th Championship for Taekwondo during September 8-12. Athletes from the sports clubs of Yarmook, Hilal, Ahli of Taiz, Wahda of Aden, Tadhamon, Shararah, Shabab al-Baida, and Shabab Amran will all participate in this event.
The following weights will be included in the competitions: 50 kg, 54 kg, 58 kg, 62 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 78 kg, and 84 kg.
The YTA also organizes the Yemeni Cities Championship for under 17 years old during the same period. Youths from Sanaa, Aden, Hodeida, Taiz, Hadhramaut, and Amran will participate according to the following weights: 22 kg, 24 kg, 26 kg, 29 kg, 32 kg, 35 kg, 39 kg, and 43 kg.
All the activities will be held at the hall of the Yemeni High Sport Institute in Al-Thawra Sports City. In addition, a special course for referees will be held. Fifteen referees from all over Yemen will umpire the matches.
The competitions will start on September 9 and will finish on September 12. The conclusion ceremony will be held on September 12 to present certificates, medals and cups to the winners. About 100 Taekwondo players from different clubs are expected to take part in the concluding ceremony.
The YTA has organized more than one activity during 1998. During March, the YTA held a course for national referees. In April, it held a course for advanced coaches with an international lecturer. It sent several Yemeni coaches and referees to Seoul, Korea in July to qualify as international referees. It also sent 5 Yemeni coaches to participate in the international referees course which was held in Kenya, Nairobi, at the beginning of August, 1998.