Nearly 1,000 athletes will compete at the National Junior Taekwondo Championship-CJ 2019 in Lao Cai province (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - Nearly 1,000 athletes will compete at the National Junior Taekwondo Championship-CJ 2019 in Lao Cai province.

The July 5-14 tournament will see players from 50 cities and provinces competing for 112 sets of medals in both the kyorugi (combat) and poomsae (performance) events for age groups ranging from U12 to U20.

The competition is sponsored by the CJ Group from the Republic of Korea. It comprises numerous businesses in various industries of food and food service, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, entertainment and media.

CJ pledged to support the tournament for three years from 2019 to 2021.

At the event, the Vietnam Federation of Taekwondo also signed a five-year cooperation agreement with Vietnam Cable Television to widely promote Vietnam’s taekwondo throughout the country with a view to push the development of the martial art. - VNA