Goyang World Taekwondo Poomsae Competition held at KINTEX until the 24th

Ukrainian players at the Goyang World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (left Davis Gavrilov, Yeva Gavrilova). Provided by Goyang

The ‘2022 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Goyang, Goyang, the world’s top 3 Taekwondo tournament’, will be held at the 2nd Exhibition Hall of Kintex, Ilsan, from the 21st until the 24th.

According to Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 22nd, this event is the largest ever, with 972 participants from 63 countries.

A total of 68 players including 57 players and 11 coaches participated in this year’s competition, which is aiming for the overall championship again this year. Ukrainian players who are at war with Russia also participated. In particular, Davis Gavrilov (male, 13) and Yeva Gavrilova (female, 12) Ukrainian siblings showed off their skills that they had cultivated in the midst of enthusiastic cheers and cheers from the audience.

Davis Gavrilov said, “I tried to show that the Ukrainian people are strong and brave. I think our people will be proud of our siblings,” he said.

The opening ceremony held on the 21st was attended by 1,700 people from home and abroad, including Goyang Mayor Lee Jae-joon, head of the organizing committee, World Taekwondo Federation President Jo Jung-won, and Korean Taekwondo Association President Yang Jin-bang.

Mayor Lee said, “I hope that the city of Goyang will be known around the world under the name of ‘Peace’ through this contest, which is held in the beautiful and liveable Goyang City.”

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