Sponsored by Korean Embassy: Taekwondo Association Organizes Match ý [Archives:1997/50/Sports]

December 15 1997

The secretary of Yemeni Taekwondo Association, Mr. Yahya Dogheish, announced that a Taekwondo championship – the Korean Ambassador’s Cup – will be organized in Sana’a during 22nd – 26th of December. Six teams from Sana’a, Aden, Taiz, Al-Hodeidah, Al-Baida and Lahj will participate in the championship. Six weights are specified for the participating athletes; 50 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 64 kg and 70kg. Every match will consists of 3 rounds, two minutes each. Five scores will be for the first place, 3 scores for the second and 1 for the last position. Every team will include six athletes, a director and a trainer. The championship will be held, for the first time, at the High Institute of Physical Education hall in Sana’a. Taekwondo is one of the sports that appeared in Korea a long time ago. The Korean Embassy undertook to support Taekwondo in Yemen by inviting a number of qualified Korean trainers and contributing with a lot of sport equipment. There is an on-going cooperation, between the Korean Embassy on the one hand and the Yemeni Taekwondo Association and the Ministry of Youth and Sport on the other, to support the sport of Taekwondo in Yemen. Already, there is visible youth interest in this growing sport.