Uzbekistan’s Dmitry Shokin, Nikita Rafalovic and Nigora Tursunkulova will take place at the the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final.
It will be the first time any of the events – a Grand Prix Final, a Team Championships, a Gala Awards night – have been held in the Middle East. The 2016 events took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, while last year’s events were hosted by Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
With 2020 Tokyo looming ever closer, valuable ranking points are up for grabs as the world’s top 16 fighters in eight Olympic weight categories – four male, four female – gather to do battle. All told, 127 athletes from 39 countries will take to the mats at the Zayed Sport Complex in Fujairah. The two-day competition takes place on Nov. 22-23.