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Hyderabad to host 2nd edition of India Open International Taekwondo Championship

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The Open International Championship was inaugurated by the and Youth Affairs V. Srinivas in on Tuesday. The event had been conducted by the Federation of (TFI).

"It's a very proud moment for to host such a great international Championship. In the upcoming days is going to be a hub for all kind of sports," told ANI.

The motive of such a championship is to promote in the country and to nourish young talents around the country.

"The main motive behind conducting this Championship is to promote taekwondo in our country and to encourage many more students to take part in the Taekwondo. Also to provide an international platform for the ones who deserve but could not afford and to upgrade their rank," Prabhat Kumar, of Taekwondo Federation of India, told ANI.

"We would like to provide training to all the youth in Taekwondo, one of the 7 deadly martial arts so that at time of emergency they can protect themselves," he added.

Players around stated that it the big platform to showcase their skills and the event is organised well.

"The championship has been organised in a very nice manner. This Championship is providing us with a platform to prove ourselves at an international stage and to improve our ranks," Mahesh Krishna, a participant said.

Rodali, another said, "I have recently participated in the Jakarta and after that, it is the next big platform that I'm going to perform in. It's going to be a great competition and going to give us a great experience. Competing with these countries gives us proper exposure to Taekwondo."

will conclude on June 16 and the event is held at at Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 22:58 IST