DUSHANBE, August 11, 2014, Asia-Plus – Tajik athletes have won ten gold, twelve silver and 14 bronze medals at the 11th Junior & 6th Veteran ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships.

This international tournament took place in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, from august 3 to August 10.

Known Tajik coach Furkat Urunov grabbed the first gold medal for Tajikistan finishing first at the 6th Veteran ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Group 1.

Tajikistan’s national team took the third place, following North Korea and the Russian Federation.

Russian athletes won more medals than other teams (40 medals), but North Korea’s national team won more gold medals.  Therefore, North Korea took the first place and the Russian Federation was the second.

In all, athletes from 52 countries of the world participated at the 11th Junior & 6th Veteran ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships in Dushanbe.

International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) is a taekwondo organization founded on April 11, 1966, by General Choi Hong Hi in Seoul, South Korea.  The ITF exists to promote and encourage the growth of the Korean martial art of taekwondo. After the South Korean Government abandoned the ITF, the government established the World Taekwondo Federation to continue the mission of taekwondo''s globalization.  Once General Choi Hong Hi was exiled out of South Korea, he established the new headquarters of the ITF in Vienna, Austria and the organization settled there.