The ‘Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships’ (hereinafter referred to as the “Taekwondo Championships”), representing the city of 스포츠토토 Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, kicked off with a bang at the Hovan Gymnasium on the afternoon of the 7th.The opening ceremony for the 14th edition of the tournament began with a gala show. The opening ceremony was attended by Governor Kim Jin-tae of the Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province, Yang Jin-bang, President of the Korean Taekwondo Association, Chuncheon Mayor Yuk Dong-han, Members of Parliament Noh Yong-ho, Han Ki-ho, and Heo Young, Taekwondo officials, athletes, and citizens .Three events will be held during the tournament: Poomsae, competition, and grappling .This year, more than 3,200 athletes from 60 countries participated, including 1,545 foreigners, or 48 percent .This is the largest tournament since its inception in 2000, with more than 1,000 more athletes than last yearIn particular, the tournament will be awarded the highest G2 (grade) and 20 ranking points among Asian competitions .In addition, the video replay system, which will be used in taekwondo at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, was introduced to ensure fair judgment. As a side event, a beer festival will be held on the outdoor stage of the Lakeside Gymnasium from 5 p.m. to 12 p.m. during the competition .In addition, a large tent (15 meters wide by 70 meters long) will be set up outside the stadium as an air-conditioned restaurant and rest area in preparation for the heat wave. Medical staff will be deployed to prevent safety accidents, and disinfection will be performed once a day for quarantine. Chuncheon City expects a ripple effect on the local economy of about 2.9 billion won, including accommodation and food costs for athletes participating in the tournament for 14 days. Chuncheon Mayor Yuk Dong-han said, “The growth of Chuncheon as the center of taekwondo is based on the experience and strength accumulated 스포츠토토 from holding taekwondo tournaments for more than 20 years.” “We expect this tournament to be a place for friendship and harmony among taekwondo practitioners around the world,” he said.