The Chinese martial art of Wushu has been added to the sports events of the 4th Youth Olympic Games, said the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday.
It is the first time that Wushu will be officially included in the Olympic competition. A total of 48 athletes from across the world will compete in four Wushu events at the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games.
#WushuIntoYOG #Darka2022 #IWUFofficial On January 8, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that wushu is included in Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games. This will be the first time that wushu has been included in the YOG sports programme. https://t.co/obvLsVLpDB pic.twitter.com/zGqDbqwAd6
— IWUF Official (@IWUFOfficial) January 8, 2020
The number of competition events will reach 35 after the inclusion of Wushu and baseball5, along with breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, and karate, which were approved in December.
The 4th Youth Olympic Games will be held in Senegal’s capital Dakar in October 2022.