Edina Kotsis, Ivett Gonda, and Balázs Tóth represent Hungary at WTF World Taekwondo Championships will be held on July 15 – 21, 2013 in Mexico.
This tournament won't be easy on the athletes for several reasons said Miklós Patakfalvy the chairman of the Hungarian Teakwondo Federation at a press conference. First, because the tournament will be held in Puebla, which is 2200 meters above sea level.
Second, because the Hungarian Teakwondo Federation has a very tight budget. Athletes have to contribute to their own traveling and training camp expenses in Mexico; even with such cutbacks, the tournament will consumes over half of the annual budget of the Hungarian Teakwondo Federation.
(Notes: Shame on the Secretary of State Responsible for Sports István Simicskó, who himself has a background in martial arts for not providing adequate funding for an Olympic sport with such a bright future.)
Despite these unfortunate facts, all three athletes have a chance to score points and even win medal said Patakfalvy at the press conference.
(MTI – wtftaekwondo.hu - hungarianambiance.com)