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Phuket Sports: Taekwondo tourney

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PHUKET: THE national Taekwondo coach, of Thailand, Choi Yong Seok, met with various sporting dignitaries in Phuket last month to discuss the preparations for the first Phuket International Choi Yong Seok Taekwondo Championship.

The event will be held at Saphan Hin Indoor Sports Complex this weekend, and is expected to attract competitors from 12 countries, including about 120 from South Korea, between 1,000 – 2,000 Thai participants and 200 competitors from other countries.

Marketing consultant for the event, Yosrak Taebunyanupap told the meeting that he hopes the tournament will encourage young people to take an interest in the sport.

“With this event we will help the youth learn Taekwondo and then they could be in the Thai national team and the Olympics in the future,” he said.

 

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