On June 7-9, 2013 was held the 3rd Asian Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Tashkent in Sport Complex “Uzbekistan” with 4000 seats for spectators. Before the Asian Championship on June 2-5, 2013 GM Trajtenberg President of ITF visited Uzbekistan and organizational meetings at high level were held. A meeting was held with Deputy Speaker of Uzbekistan Mr. Rashid Mamatkarimov Vice-President of NOC of Uzbekistan, with Mullaev Alam Vice-President of Centre of Oriental Combat sports and Martial Arts. Also very important was the meeting with Mr. Armen Bagdasarov President of Federation of Judo. All our leaders confirmed, that they are ready to help the ITF and also they helped in order to organize the 3rd Asian Championship.
On June 6th, 2013 at HQ Miran International Hotel in Tashkent was held the 5th ITF – Asia Congress, where have been confirmed the leaders of ITF - Asia. Master Alfred Yu stayed in his post as President of ITF - Asia, also Master Han stayed in his position as Senior Vice-President of ITF – Asia.
In the Opening Ceremony of 3rd Asian Championship were official representatives from National Olympic Committee (NOC), from Ministry of Sport, from Centre of Oriental Combat Sports and Martial Arts and official representative of ITF Board of Directors Master Yu - President of ITF Asia from Hong Kong. Were presentation of all participants of 3rd Asian Championship. Also Korean national dances, Children’s folk dances and the leading pop singers of our country were in the Opening Ceremony. For all time of the tournament was widely covered by the media on the radio, on the television and in newspapers.
Competitions were held in 3 Rings, with 270 participants from 10 countries and 30 Umpires from the participating countries. Chief Umpire was Mr. Liu Kwong Ming from China. Under Mr. Liu Kwong Ming leadership umpires have been working at a high professional level. On June 9th, 2013 were direct transmission of final competitions and awards ceremony.
On June 9th, 2013 was held the final banquet, to which participated leaders of our country, leaders of Federations and umpires of championship. At the final banquet valuable gifts were given tothe leaders of Federations. We believe, that The 3rd Asian Championship was excellent, all kinds of programs were on high level.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee Master Han VII dan
Secretary of the Organizing Committee Kamolova Ninel