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2024 Korean Ambassador’s Cup Kick Starts in Harare

Korean Ambassador's Cup

The National Taekwondo Championship, also known as the Korean Ambassador’s Cup, kicked off today, marking the celebration and commemoration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Zimbabwe, 22 clubs are taking participating

The event is being held at Belvedere Teacher’s College, drawing participants from various regions and Taekwondo clubs across Zimbabwe.

The highly anticipated Korean Ambassador Cup Final is scheduled for tomorrow.

Benson Zvidzai, President of Zimbabwe Taekwondo Association, highlighted the significance of Taekwondo as an Olympic martial art originating from Korea, with Korea being the birthplace and global ambassador of the sport.

“In a country like Zimbabwe, we are dedicated to promote the development of Taekwondo, our collaboration with the Embassy, the sport’s originator, is paramount,” said Zvizwai.

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He expressed gratitude for the ongoing partnership with Korea, noting that this championship marks the fourth collaborative effort between the two entities, with the addition of the Poomsae Championship making it the fifth event sponsored by the Korean Ambassador.

Zvizwai emphasized the unique venue choice of Belvedere Teachers College for this year’s celebration, citing its potential to spark interest among students and faculty members. He expressed his hope of establishing a Taekwondo club at the college.

“Taekwondo is more than just a combat sport; it’s about instilling discipline. While many perceive it as solely focused on fighting, it serves as a form of self-defense for individuals,” Zvizwai added.

The National Taekwondo Championship serves not only as a platform for athletic competition but also as a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship between Korea and Zimbabwe, fostering stronger ties between the two nations as they commemorate three decades of diplomatic relations.

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