POSTED: May 21st 2013

WTF Youth Camp to be visited by three Olympians

Dae-hoon LEE (KOR) an Olympic Silver Medallist in London 2012 and the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Champion / World Taekwondo Federation
Dae-hoon LEE (KOR) an Olympic Silver Medallist in London 2012 and the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Champion / World Taekwondo Federation

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Three London 2020 Olympians will attend the OCA-WTF Joint Taekwondo Youth Camp in Bangkok, Thailand, this summer, the World Taekwondo Federation announced today.

Jingyu Wu, two-time Olympic gold medallist from Beijing 2008 and London 2012, Dae-hoon Lee, Olympic silver medallist at London 2012, and Chanatip Sonkham, bronze medallist at London 2012, will visit Bangkok from 2-4 August and share their experiences as Olympic champions with young taekwondo athletes. The camp will promote sport, healthy lifestyles and Olympism as part of OCA’s 2013 Asian Youth Development Project.

“It is a great honour to have three world-class taekwondo athletes joining us at the Youth Camp this summer,” World Taekwondo Federation President Chungwon Choue said. “Jingyu Wu, Dae-hoon Lee and Chanatip Sonkham have shown their passion and expertise on the biggest stage of all at the Olympics, and all have come away with medals.

“The presence of these Olympians will inspire our young athletes while their knowledge of the sport will boost skill development. The camp will hopefully play a part in nurturing Olympic-level champions of the future but it is also a marvellous opportunity for young people to build international relationships.

“Promoting fair play and sportsmanship is integral to how the Youth Camp is managed and I am confident that young people who attend will become excellent ambassadors for sportsmanship and international friendship and cooperation.”

The World Taekwondo Federation and the Olympic Council of Asia’s partnership is built on the shared goal of promoting sport, healthy lifestyles and Olympics to young people and hopes to build on that with the announcement of the three Olympic-medallists’ participation.

Keywords · Taekwondo · Olympics · Thailand · World Taekwondo Federation · Beijing 2008 · London 2012 ·

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