Taekwondo Federation Cup gets underway

JAMMU: Organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Taekwondo Association (JKTA) under the aegis of Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI), the Federation Cup got underway at International Delhi Public School (IDPS), here today.

The event, supported by IDPS, declared open by former Minister, Taj Mohi-u-Din, who was chief guest, amidst cultural programme. Acting president of TFI, DN Pangotra, vice president, JKTA, Ranjit Kalra and legal advisor of IDPS, KK Pangotra were guests of honour. Master Lee wan Yong from Korea, along with Master Atul Pangotra (refree chairman TFI), were the special guests.

Later on the ceremonial stage was joined by Jagjit Singh (secretary, JKTA), Romesh Chander (joint secretary JKTA), Nissar Hussain (vice president, JKTA (K), Ashok Singh, Jaspal Singh, Anuj Sharma, Vikas Gupta, Vinod Kumar, Zaheer Abbass Khan, Makrand Mehta and Indu Kapoor (Co-ordinator JKTA).

As per the organisers, 12 top ranking teams from the country are taking part in this competition. The selection of the players for the Federation Cup done considering the performance in the Senior Nationals held at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

The competition is being held on Point Sensor Scoring (PSS) system which was completely electronic based scoring system 'KPNP'.

Taekwondo got introduced as a demonstrated sport in the Olympics during the year 1988. Since 2000 it has been one of only two Asian martial arts that are included in the Olympic Games as an official sport.

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