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The first-ever World Taekwondo Grand Prix in La città eterna - the Eternal City, as Rome is known as, was inaugurated on Thursday May 31, 2018, . The Opening Ceremony was realized at the beautiful and famous Piazza di Spagna, blending the picturesque setting with taekwondo images. The World Taekwondo demonstration team initiated the event by throwing one more if their stunning performances, which dazed the audience and attracted the passengers nearby, evidently fascinated by the spectacle. The performance of the team mirrored yesterday’s historic demonstration in front of His Holiness Pope Francis in Vatican City.

Hundreds of onlookers were exposed to the art of Taekwondo and many more will have the oppotunity to watch the competitions during the next days. In detail, the competition kicks off today Friday June 1, in the multi-purpose sports complex, Foro Italico and will last for four-days overall.

The world taekwondo elites will be present, giving to the unique taekwondo event the glamour of taekwondo stars and the enchantment of the top-notch level competitions that will be realized.

With eyes on the prize, in total 256 male and female athletes representing 51 different countries will compete across eight weight categories, aiming to reach the top and claim the Grand-Prix champion title.

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