India won 10 gold, 6 silver, and 15 bronze medals in the first-ever Virtual ITO Tang Soo (a karate-based Korean martial art) Do World Championship 2020 organized by the Tang Soo Do Sports Association, Delhi on Nov 7 & 8. Students from all over the world participated in this entirely virtual event.
Candidates were grouped as per their belt, and the four criteria of judgment were correctness & power of the technique, dynamics, focus & position accuracy, and commitment. The first, second, and third position holders in each category received merit and participation certificates.
12 countries including Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Netherland, Bangladesh, Mexico, Germany, Panama, Belgium, Iran, India, and Nigeria, participated in this mega event. A total of 26 participants, 13 boys, and 13 girls took part in the championship from each country. India bagged the most winnings amongst the participating countries.
The association had appointed a representative in each participating country, who were responsible for filtering the applicants from their country and providing the shortlisted participants’ videos to the association for final judgment. The association reviewed the videos as per their judgment criteria and came out with the results for each category by the evening of November 8.
Mahabali Satpal Singh, well-known wrestling coach and former wrestler was the chief guest of the world championship while as Olympian Sushil Kumar was the guest of honor.
Talking about the vision behind the mega event, Luv Sehrawat, Organizing Chairmen said, “An epidemic can’t stop us from practicing martial arts. We can practice martial arts while staying at our homes and be strong and capable enough to defend ourselves from the difficulties in the real world.”