• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Top-class exponents in the martial arts from six countries gathered in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, on Tuesday (25 January) for Taiwan's International Invitational Taekwondo Tournament.

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    INTRODUCTION: Top-class exponents in the martial arts from six countries gathered in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, on Tuesday (25 January) for Taiwan's International Invitational Taekwondo Tournament.

    SYNOPSIS: The countries taking part were all members of the East-Asian community area, and they included Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Taiwan.The Hong Kong team had high hopes of a victory. The preliminary warm-up demonstration included several competitors breaking tiles with head-blows and foot kicks.

    Among the early Taekwondo bouts was one between South Korea and Japan. Taekwondo is a form of martial art which originated in Korea. Though the sport has spread to many other countries, the Koreans are still regarded as being very difficult to beat. This year was no exception, and they soon established themselves as clear favourites.

    Another match was between Indonesia and Taiwan. The Indonesian competitor continued despite the fact that he had broken his toe in an earlier round.

    The Koreans, however, made a clean sweep of the four major finals, with Taiwan giving them the stiffest opposition and finishing second.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJYM816D6MR4M7OU25KL0UC3R
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJYM816D6MR4M7OU25KL0UC3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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