Vietnam to Hold Asian Taekwondo Championship for 4th Consecutive Time

Vietnam has had the privilege of hosting three Asian Taekwondo Championships in the years 1998, 2012, and 2018.

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The Asian Taekwondo Championship is set to take place from May 21 to May 31 at the Tien Son Sport Center in the central city of Da Nang, as reported by VOV.

During the event, athletes from the region will compete in two categories: kyorugi (combat) and poomsae (performance).

Vietnam To Host Asian Taekwondo Championship for The 4th Time.

Vietnam has hosted the Asian Taekwondo Championship three times in the past, in 1998, 2012, and 2018. In the most recent competition in 2018, the Vietnamese taekwondo team achieved a significant success as Truong Thi Kim Tuyen won a gold medal in the women’s 46kg category. With the upcoming tournament in 2024, Vietnam will be hosting the Asian Taekwondo Championship for the fourth time.

The significance of the 2024 Asian Taekwondo Championship lies not only in the competition for Olympic tickets to the 2024 Paris Olympics, but also as an important tournament for athletes to hone their skills prior to the main event. Prior to the championship, Asian athletes will compete in the qualifying rounds held in Tai’an city, China from March 15 to 17. The winners of the championship will secure the spots for the Asian taekwondo team at the Olympics.

The Asian Para Taekwondo Open will also take place concurrently with the main event. This will be the fourth time that Vietnam hosts the tournament. In 2018, Vietnamese athlete Truong Thi Kim Tuyen claimed a gold medal by defeating Napaporn Charanawat from Thailand with a score of 13-5 in the women’s 46kg category. Additionally, Pham Thi Thu Hien brought home a bronze medal in the women’s 57kg category.

The 2024 Asian Taekwondo Championships serves as a preparation and warm-up for Vietnamese athletes before they compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Hannah Nguyen