Teenagers from Kabul taekwondo clubs will compete in a three-day selection tournament for a place on the junior national team that will participate at the World Junior Taekwondo Championships and the Youth Olympics this year.
The event is currently being held at a gymnasium in the capital, which belongs to the General Directorate of Physical Education and Sport.
At least 103 athletes from 33 clubs in Kabul will compete in 10 weight categories.
The World Junior Taekwondo Championships will be held in Tunisia in April and the Youth Olympics will be in Argentina in October.
“The aim of the competition is to select athletes for the (junior) national team and they will be introduced to the national team in the near future,” said Khwaja
Heshmatullah Rasa, acting head of the General Directorate of Physical Education and Sport for Afghanistan.
“We are happy about this competition. It will boost our skills and new talent will be found in Kabul. It will strengthen taekwondo,” Faizullah, an athlete, said.