|2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships Here and There|
|Writer : Admin| Date : 2019-09-02| Hit : 471|
The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships has gathered over 4000 athletes from 106 nations. As much as there are a variety of people gathered, there have been a variety of events and happenings.
□ Packed Schedule for Committee, Special Guests
The 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships Committee Chairman, President, Honorary President, staff, and special guests such as IOC Vice-President Yu Zaiqing, GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli and others were occupied following their packed schedules.
The Opening Ceremony of the Masterships, WMC General Meeting, World Leaders Forum, press conference, and welcome banquet were held from the 30th to the 1st of September. Honorary President Ki-moon ban and President Chung-won Choue spectated the Wushu event on the 31st, IOC Vice-President Yu Zaiqing received his honorary PhD and spectated the games, and Stephan Fox also spectated the muaythai games on the 31st.
Chairman Si-jong Lee also had a busy schedule with attending the Wushu event on the 31st, and Kabaddi and Taekwondo events, the Chungbuk Martial Arts and Action Film Festival, and the Masterships commemorative concert on the 1st while also making time for greetings and meetings.
□ Miss Korea Runner-Up Hui-jun Woo Draws Eyes as Kabaddi’s Announcer
Kabaddi athlete and Miss Korea runner-up Hui-jun Woo made her appearance as an English language announcer. Woo was the announcer for the Kabaddi events that took place from August 30th to September 1st in the Sports Center for the Disabled. With her skills, the events took off without a hitch. Her role was especially radiant as she was the last torchbearer for the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships torch relay.
□ A Star to Lead Enthusiasm and Spirit
On August 30th in the Sports Center for the Disabled, the Kabaddi events that have athletes competing with all of their strength and body inspired the spectators. In the Women’s Team Event, the Nepal and Sri Lanka teams competed in a preliminary game. During a bout a Sri Lanka athlete injured her head, but after compressing her injury, resumed the game. The athlete, with her endurance and pain, earned the applause and cheer of the audience. The event ended with a win for the Sri Lankan team.
□ Chungju Students Cheering for Korea
On August 30th in the Konkuk University Stadium, the sound of students cheering rose higher and higher. For the Jujitsu events that opened in the Stadium, 116 4th-grade students from Chungju Jungangtab Elementary School came to cheer on the Korean athletes from the beginning of the event to the end. 100 students from Namhangang Elementary and 36 from Sotae Elementary went to spectate the Taekkyeon games in the Taekkyeonwon as a field trip.
On August 31st, the Yongmudo events in the National University of Transportation Stadium featured China and Indonesia competing in the qualifiers. As the sport requires a variety of techniques such as striking, kicking, choking, and defensive moves, the athletes had many injuries sustained, large and small.
In the Mens 75kg preliminary games, athlete Shi He, representing China, and Zulkifli Ago, representing Indonesia, had a strenuous start. Because of a knockdown and choke, athlete Shi He dislocated his shoulder. The emergency medical team immediately treated him and the match was quickly resumed. The medical team’s quick response and care earned them praise and thumbs up from the athletes.
Unfortunately, Shi He lost the round. His opponent, Zulkifli Ago and his coach offered him their support and regret. Beyond the bout, the scene displayed great sportsmanship in every party.
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