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The Primorsky Territory celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Taekwondo Federation
4 October 2014, the maritime Taekwondo Federation celebrated its tenth anniversary. The solemn event, which was held in Ussuriysk, was attended by representatives of all 16 taekwondo sections from different parts of the region.
The director of the regional department of physical culture and sport, Jean Kuznetsov, congratulated the athletes on the holiday.
“The achievements of the pupils of the regional federation are impressive. Taekwondo is a fairly young sport, but it already has a high athletic performance and rich traditions. I would like to congratulate the federation and thank its staff for active participation in the sports life of the region and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among young people, ”the director of the department greeted the participants of the holiday.
Jean Kuznetsov presented awards to athletes, public figures, representatives of large enterprises and mass media for a significant contribution to the development of sports.
According to the chairman of the regional federation of taekwondo Valeriya Kahn, in Primorsky Krai this sport is very popular.
“There are already taekwondo sections in half of Primorye's districts. There are about 50 coaches, teachers and instructors working there, under the guidance of which about three thousand athletes are engaged. Both adults, children and people with disabilities come to us to train. I am sure that the number of our pupils will only grow, ”says Valeriy Kan.
An important stage in the development of taekwondo in Primorye was the holding of the sixth World Taekwondo Championship in 2011. Then 544 athlete from 50 countries took part in the competition.
The Russian national team won 13 medals in 8 programs. Gold medals won: Stanislav Ligay and Julia Arkhipova.