Officials pose for a picture after the International Taekwondo Federation’s Executive Board meet held in Baku on Sunday.
The International Taekwondo Federation’s (ITF) Executive Board held a meeting in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, on Sunday, chaired by ITF President Dr Chungwon Choue, announcing that the Fujairah will be hosting the 2025 World Juniors Taekwondo Championships.
Moreover, the board revealed that Ouchi city in China will host the World Senior Taekwondo Championships.
Dr Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Chairman of the UAE Taekwondo Federation, said: “The directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, and the continuous support of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, Honorary President of the UAE Taekwondo Federation, and their generous patronage are the engines driving the advancement of the sports sector in the emirate and setting the stage for remarkable achievements across all fields, especially martial arts.”
“Hosting this tournament reflects the confidence that the ITF has in the UAE leadership and the Emirate of Fujairah to organise a sporting event of this scale,” Zeyoudi added.
"We are committed to making all the necessary arrangements and preparations to organise this tournament according to the best standards."
Zeyoudi expressed his thanks to the UAE ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohamed Murad Al Balushi, and members of the embassy in Baku.
The Emirate of Fujairah has established an admirable position and is a premiere destination for martial arts, well known especially for its Taekwondo rings and stadiums that meet the highest ITF standards.
The meeting was attended by Dr Zeyoudi,; Abdullah Al Samahi, Secretary-General of the UAE Taekwondo Federation, and Nader Abu Shawish, Director of the Fujairah Martial Arts Club.
The prestigious championships for amateurs and professionals will take place under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, and will be held at the Zayed Sports Complex.
The team’s members expressed extreme pleasure toward their visit to Dubai and a remarkable camp at Hamdan Sports Complex, where ideal atmospheres are provided for training.
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