The World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games today unveiled leading equipment supplier Dae do International as an official sponsor of the three-day competition which gets under way at the MEN Arena on Friday 28th September.
Founded in 1983 Dae do International were quick to establish themselves as one of the world’s premier Taekwondo suppliers, being appointed the official sponsor and supplier at the 1987 World Taekwondo Championships in their home town of Barcelona.
Dae do International’s reputation for premium quality products led to them being named the official supplier for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, an honour that they will also enjoy in Beijing next year.
Having become a World Taekwondo Federation-recognised company in 2002, Dae do International have also enjoyed official sponsor and supplier status at all three World Championships since 2003.
Suppliers to a host of national teams, Dae do International equipment is used in over 70 countries across the globe. As official sponsor of The World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the Beijing Olympic Games, Dae do International will be responsible for supplying all the mats, headgear and chest protectors used by the 728 competitors.
Andrew Link, Event Director for Sport Taekwondo UK, said, “We are thrilled to have teamed up with Dae do International who have a proven Olympic pedigree. With nearly 25 years experience behind them, Dae do International are the world’s leading supplier of Taekwondo equipment and the agreement means that all the competitors at this September’s championship will be using the best mats and chest protectors money can buy.”
Chuen Wook Park, Director of Dae do International, said, “It is a great honour to have been appointed the official sponsor of The World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the Beijing Olympic Games, and we are very much looking forward to being involved in our first major tournament in England. With 182 countries competing in the tournament it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our products to as global audience.”
The World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the Beijing Olympic Games, which will be the largest ever Taekwondo event ever held in Great Britain, will see four competitors from each weight category qualify for the next summer’s sporting extravaganza.
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