Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Open Friendly Taekwondo Championship to be held in Michigan, US


Kathmandu, 31 October (2021) - The 13th edition of the International Open Friendly Taekwondo Championship (IOFTC), the biggest taekwondo competition organized by Nepalis outside Nepal, will be held in Michigan, US.

The competition, organized by the Everest Taekwondo Association of Michigan under the auspices of IOFTC, will be held from May 13 to 14, said competition coordinator Love Prasad Gorkhali.

Earlier, the tournament was scheduled to take place in Michigan on May 1 and 2, 2020, but was postponed due to the global epidemic of corona virus (Covid-19). Five players from Nepal were also selected for the tournament.

More than 600 players from 20 countries will participate in the tournament. There will be competition for 65 gold, 65 silver and 130 bronze medals in senior and junior categories. Five players from Nepal including three men and two women will participate.

Out of the last 12 editions, five competitions were held in the US, four in Nepal and one each in India, the UK and Hong Kong.

According to the organizers, the competition will cost around Rs 12 million.

IOFTC, headed by Diwakar Maharjan, is headquartered in Portland, US.