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WT Asia announces new dates for 2 major events

WT Asia announces new dates for 2 major events

Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 to be held in Amman between June 5-7, while Lebanon 2020 Asian Taekwondo Championships are now scheduled for May 11-15

World Taekwondo Asia has announced new dates for two major events which were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The continent’s qualification tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now planned for Amman between June 5 and 7.

Jordan’s capital stepped in to replace Wuxi as host after the virus originated in China, and had originally hoped to stage the event between April 10 and 12.

Restrictions in place in the Middle Eastern country mean the dates have been pushed back after a request by the Jordan Taekwondo Federation.

“I sincerely hope that we all can overcome the current difficulties and prepare the competition thoroughly for the desired results,” said World Taekwondo Asia President Kyu Seok Lee.

The 2020 Asian Taekwondo Championships in Lebanon’s capital Beirut have also been given new dates.

It could not be held from March 2 to 6 due to coronavirus and has now been scheduled for between May 11 and 15.

“I hope that you can prepare well for the Championships so that you can achieve the good results as you want,” said Lee.

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