The International Taekwondo Federation of Uganda President David Owori says they are to organise more local events to help athletes prepare for the ITF World Championships.
Owori made the remarks after a successful ITF Hero’s day cup held at the Sharing Hall in Nsambya.
“We haven’t had events of this kind since COVID but I’m glad we are finally here and have held a successful event,” Owori started.
“The event was scheduled for June but was postponed due to financial hardships.
“We as the federation are planning to host more local ITF competitions to prepare our athletes for the upcoming international competitions.”
It should be noted that the International Teakwondo Championships will be held next month in Finland before the East Africa Championship in Kenya later this year in December.
The Active Fitness Center Club of Kitgum emerged victorious at the 2023 ITF Hero’s day, winning 64 medals (24 Gold, 26 Silver and 14 bronze).
Prisons club finished second with 25 medals while UPDF came third with 18 medals.
The International Teakwondo hero’s day had over 165 participants.
Other Winners on the Hero’s Day included PTC Kabalye,
Lango Taekwondo Club, Soroti, UCU and Kiyeyi while KT and Isingiro were the only two teams that walked home without a medal.