Iran to participate in Taekwondo Championships in South Korea

April 25, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) -- Iran will take part in the World Taekwondo Championships which will be held in Gyeongju, South Korea from May 1-6.

Korea last hosted the World Championships in 2001 on Jeju Island.
The six-day championships, which will take place at the Gyeongju Indoor Gymnasium, are expected to draw about 1,000 athletes from more than 140 countries.
As of April 20, a record 149 countries involving 1,040 athletes and 715 officials submitted their entry forms to the WTF.
The previous WTF World Taekwondo Championships were held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2009, attracting 928 athletes from a record 142 countries.
The biennial event, which will feature 8 male and 8 female weight categories, will use a protector and scoring system (PSS), formerly known as electronic body protectors, and an instant video replay system, for fairer judging.
Iran will take part in the event with eight male and four female athletes.