Lagos hosts Taekwondo classics

May 12 , 2015 The Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos is currently hosting about 300 athletes from Nigeria and other parts of Africa such as Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Congo.

The athletes, consisting of 212 men and 88 women, are participating at the Lagos International Taekwondo Classics. They are vying for N3.5m prize money in the three-day tournament.

George Ashiru, the NTF president, has said the classics have helped the country.

He is quoted as saying “Through the classics, we have made some headway in the Poomsae event and we have won three gold medals at international tournaments. This became possible through the efforts made by our national coach, Jim Beom Kim, and it has fetched us three international gold medals. And this year has also ignited the interest of the athletes in Poomsae and it is a major plus to the classics,”

The event is organized by the Lagos State Taekwondo Association under the auspices of the Lagos Sports Classics. It is approved by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation.

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