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4th Lagos International Taekwondo Classics Begin At Teslim Balogun Stadium
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The 4th edition of Lagos International Taekwondo Classics takes off on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
The Lagos State Government sponsored Classics is being organised as part of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s effort to expose Lagos State Athletes to International Competitions as well as creating a platform for Nigerian Taekwondo Athletes to compete with their counterparts around the world in accordance with international standards thereby forming a Sport Culture for the State.
Countries to participate in the five-day event are Nigeria, Seychelles, Niger, Ghana, Mali, France, South Korea and India. Apart from taekwondo athletes from all over Nigeria, 26 Lagos State athletes will be competing in both male and female categories and the star athletes from Lagos to look out for are Ibrahim Idrees in the male category and Esther Uzoukwu in the female category.
As a side attraction during the Championship there will be Kiddies demonstration of the art to thrill the spectators. In a related development, an officiating seminar would be conducted by the visiting International Referee to retrain officiating officials on the World Taekwondo Federation new rules as Taekwondo evolves from time to time.
Meanwhile, the Classics ends on Saturday with a closing ceremony at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere in Lagos.