Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent played host to a "Taekwondo for All" event in the "Fraternity of Peoples" square, with a flash mob dedicated to the sport highlighting proceedings.
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue witnessed the display of more than 2,000 taekwondo youth practitioners, including 50 disabled students.
Uzbekistan's Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov, Minister of Physical Culture and Sports Dilmurad Nabiev, President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan Rustam Shaabdurakhmanov and Uzbekistan Taekwondo Association counterpart Sherzod Tashmatov were among those present.
After the flash mob, Choue thanked the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, for his contribution to the event.
The aim was to expand the popularity of taekwondo in Uzbekistan and also to make people healthy and active through the sport, which teaches self-discipline, understanding and respect.
"My special thanks go to President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev," Choue said.
"Without his enormous support, taekwondo wouldn’t be as popular as it is now.
"I believe all students here will be part of the future for taekwondo in Uzbekistan."
Earlier this month, Tashkent staged the World Cadet Taekwondo Championships at Universal Sports Palace.
Russia and Iran topped the men's and women’s team table standings, respectively.