Online taekwondo championships up
MORE than 2,000 young athletes are vying in the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA)-MILO National Online Taekwondo Championships set this Saturday and Sunday.
PTA Secretary- General Rocky Samson said that more than a thousand jins would go headto-head in the Speed Kicking event while more than 800 participants would take part in the Poomsae division.
“Through this competition, we are able to give our young taekwondo players the exposure to compete with their contemporaries, which is an important aspect to build their experience as athletes,” Samson said.
The championships would be broadcast live on the PTA’S Facebook page, Youtube channel and web-site. Video submissions of registered participants in both Poomsae and Speed Kicking divisions will serve as their official entries to the competition, where it will be judged and scored real time.
The top performers would each receive a Milo electronic medal, certificate and electronic voucher.
“The PTA has been our indispensable partner in inspiring the youth to engage in sports and nurturing them to become future champions,” said Lester Castillo, assistant vice president, Nestlé Philippines-milo.
Earlier this year, Milo and PTA brought their well-known program to Youtube through the Milo Sports Clinics Online, providing kids short instructional videos that they can do at home with the guidance with their parents.