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Taekwondo performance marks 60 years of Jordan, S. Korea ties

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AMMAN — As part of the events marking 60 years of diplomatic ties between Jordan and South Korea, a joint taekwondo performance was held on Tuesday at the Cultural Palace, in Sports City.اضافة اعلان

A Jordanian team and the South Korean group known as the K-Tigers performed to a packed room of awed attendees.

Opening the event, Ambassador of South Korea to Jordan Lee Jae-wan commended the long-standing, “comprehensive and cooperative” relationship tying the two countries, and said that taekwondo seemed to be the perfect activity to commemorate these ties, due to both nations’ great interest in the sport. 

The performance began with the Jordanian taekwondo team performing synchronized exercises. The fast-paced performance was filled with acrobatic stunts. It was capped off by the Jordanian team forming a pyramid structure, and jolting one of the athletes’ high in the air, where he performed a high kick, broke a box and unveiled a Jordanian flag.

The K-Tigers followed, beginning their performance with a culture-inspired synchronized fight-and-dance, using themes from the globally famous South Korean music genre known as K-Pop, where artists dance, sing and rap in a grand performance.

Like the Jordanian team, the Korean group made a great show of athleticism, with high jumps, kicks, and spins.

The Korean group further awed the already ecstatic crowd, ultimately giving the event a grand ending.


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