On August 7, 2014 an official ceremony of opening the XI junior and VI veteran world championship for taekwondo (ITF) took place in Dushanbe - the capital of Tajikistan.
600 sportsmen from 53 nations arrived to the world championship, which will last until August 10. The youth aged 13 to 18 will participate in junior competitions.
Ukrainian junior team includes 35 sportsmen, of which 17 are girls. The delegation is led by the President of the Federation of taekwondo ITF of Ukraine Viktor Poternak. Four trainers and four couches of international class have also arrived within the Ukrainian delegation.
The participants of the ceremony, which was attended by the presidents of the World and European taekwondo federations, were welcomed by Mrs. Markhabo Jabbori, Vice-Premier of the Government of Tajikistan.
In the margins of the ceremony the Ukrainian delegation was warmly welcomed by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Tajikistan Dr. Viktor Nikitiuk, who wished to the sportsmen inspiration and bright victories at the world competition.