"I love the strategic game in taekwondo"
Mr. Bopha Kong is a former World and European Champion. He will compete from France in the K43 M -61 kg division at the 6th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships Samsun!
The WTF has interviewed Mr. Kong leading up to the Championships.
How did you feel when you heard that para-taekwondo will be included at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games?
Kong: I am very proud and happy to know that Para taekwondo is included on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. It is a great moment for all para-taekwondo athletes and a great moment for all the people with a physical impairment, a new challenge and new dream has been provided.
What are you hoping to achieve at this year’s World Championships?
Kong: I am aiming to become World Champion in my class.
How have you prepared yourself for this year’s World Championships?
Kong: I have been training very hard with my coach Oury in order to achieve the best results at the Championships.
What do you love most about the sport?
Kong: I love the strategic game in taekwondo kyorugi and that you have always to challenge yourself to get the best results.
What advice would you give to young people out there with impairments who are thinking about taking up para-taekwondo?
Kong: I hope to inspire young players to follow my example and to practice Para Taekwondo and to bring medals home for their country.