Start of the Asia Pacific Masters… The sound of applause filled the opening ceremony

“All of our players will compete with each other, but we will do our best to be friends.”

The 2023 Jeonbuk Asia-Pacific Masters Tournament (APMG) kicked off the long journey at the Jeonju Olympic Stadium on the 13th.

After the pre-ceremony at 7:00 p.m., players from all over the world entered the stadium, and the audience filled both sides of the stands and greeted the players with loud applause and cheers.

The players also responded to the cheers of the crowd by waving their hands vigorously toward the spectators and taking pictures.

Opening of the Asia-Pacific Masters
(Jeonju = Yonhap News) Reporter Na Bo-bae = The opening ceremony of the ‘2023 Jeonbuk Asia Pacific Masters’ held at the World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, Jeonbuk on the 13th 2023.5.13

The opening ceremony was held after the entrance of the athletes, followed by large-scale calligraphy and Taekwondo performances, an opening declaration, lighting of the torch, and post-meal performances by singers Oh My Girl and Young Tak.

Olympic torch runners Park Seong-hyeon and Park Gyeong-mo, Olympic gold medalists in archery, followed by Yoo Seung-min, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission, last.

As the torch lit at Mireuksa Temple Site in Iksan lit up the opening ceremony hall, strong applause erupted once again.

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(Jeonju = Yonhap News) Reporter Na Bo-bae = Archery Olympic gold medalists Park Seong-hyun and Park Gyeong-mo are running with the torch at the opening ceremony of the ‘2023 Jeonbuk Asia-Pacific Masters Championships’ held at the World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, Jeonbuk on the 13th. 2023.5.13

The Asia-Pacific Masters, which will be held until the 20th of this month, is an international scale comprehensive sports event targeting athletes for living, and has been certified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

14,177 athletes from 71 countries around the world will participate in this event.

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