Malaysia celebrated her 2nd National Sport Day on the 8th October 2016.
It was an idea from the Minister of Youth to hold a day that the Nation could celebrate a healthy lifestyle through sport.
The day brings together all sport activities nationwide at their respective location thereby bringing the nation together to participate in the event.
At a National Level, it was held in Putrajaya, the Malaysian Administrative Capital, and was officiated by the Premier himself. ITFA (Malaysia), which is an affiliate member of ITF HQ Korea, was given the opportunity to represent TAEKWON-DO for the occasion.
It was with great pride that ITFA(M) initiated and took on the historic task of putting ITFA (M) into the “Malaysian Book of Records” for the Largest Participation for a Board Breaking Demonstration that was “BLASTED OFF” (breaking of a board) by the Premier himself.
As confident as ever, the Prime Minister of Malaysia took the FIRST STRIKE to thunderous applause and cheers from the over 50 thousand participants and crowd. Not to be outdone the Sport and Youth Minister also did his break which was then followed by the Minister of Federal Territories.
The TAEKWON-DO event stole the show with the Premier showing the way that lead to a thunderous breaking of boards amongst the participants following his lead. The National news that afternoon and later that evening caught the Prime Minister in action and it was on every Newspaper the next day.
In total more than 2016 people were recorded as participants in conjunction with the year, however, only 1600 pre-registered and so this number was officially recorded in the Malaysian Book of Records.