The Asia Taekwondo Championship 2012 will take place in HCM City from May 4-11 with martial artists from 34 countries and territories worldwide taking part.

The information was released by the Vietnam Taekwondo Federation (VTF) and the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a press briefing on Apr. 27.

The event will host the first World Junior Poomsae championship, the second Asia Poomsae championship, the sixth Junior combat tournament and the 20 th Asia combat tournament.

Truong Ngoc De, VTF Deputy Chairman-cum-General Secretary said it is the largest taekwondo sporting event ever held in Vietnam .

He added that the results will be always updated on the website of the World Taekwondo Federation and the opening ceremony, semi-final and final matches will be broadcast live.-VNA