The Italian Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (FUIT) in partnership with FITA has welcomed four Ukrainian athletes – three juniors and one senior – to the Olympic preparation centre in Rome.
The Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) supported the four athletes in reaching Italy from areas between Odessa and Kharkiv in Ukraine.
The athletes were emotionally welcomed by Olympic champion Vito Dell'Aquila and team members Simone Alessio, Roberto Botta, Maristella Smiraglia, as well as the Technical Directors Claudio Nolano and Carlo Molfetta.
Once the athletes have had time to acclimatize, they will begin to train with their Italian counterparts.
FITA President Angelo Cito has reiterated FITA’s commitment to using sport for solidarity in line with the objectives of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.