OVER 60 athletes are competing for 10 spots in the national taekwondo side to the Pacific Mini Games in September.
National chief instructor of the Fiji Taekwondo Association Sang Hyun Ra said 64 athletes attended their trials in Nausori on Saturday.
He said the trials were to see where the athletes stood at the beginning of the year and what needed to be done in the coming months.
"The trial was a good exposure for those athletes who have not been in a sparring session before," Master Ra said.
"The athletes that took part were from Nakasi Club, Ba Club, Suva Club and USP Club and they did well but there is still room for improvement," he said.
He said some athletes were well-versed with the sparring techniques while some needed to work more on their sparring.
"The final trials will be held during the Fiji Games in May and so athletes would need to be ready by then.
"So after the Fiji Games we would be able to identify the six men and four women that would represent Fiji at the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna," Master Ra said.