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New training center in Shenzhen, China

NewTrainingCenterShenzhenThe World Taekwondo Federation-designated regional training center for juniors was opened in a ceremony in Shenzhen, China on 16 March, 2014.

The 303 sq.-meter taekwondo hall at the school is one of the largest taekwondo-dedicated training spaces in the world.

A board-hanging ceremony for the WTF-designated junior training center was held at the Shenzhen Sports School, with the attendance of WTF President Chungwon Choue and other dignitaries from the Chinese Taekwondo Association and the Shenzhen Sports School.

WTF President Choue said in his speech at the ceremony, "The Shenzhen WTF junior training center will serve as a regional base for youth training, for seminars and workshops for young athletes, and for training courses for international referees, coaches and taekwondo administrators."

"Moreover, I also expect that this center will become a training center for para-athletes. Having achieved Olympic status for taekwondo in 2020 as a core sport, the WTF sees Paralympic recognition as its next big mission," Choue said. "Para-taekwondo kyorugi has been shortlisted for the official program of the 2020 Paralympic Games. A final decision will be made in October this year in Berlin, Germany."

Source: WTF

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