The Cadet World Championships will be held in Egypt from tomorrow ©World Taekwondo

More than 400 athletes will compete at the 2017 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, which begin in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt tomorrow.

There will be 229 male players and 195 female competitors at the Red Sea resort, with action taking place at the Youth and Sports Olympic Hall.

Twenty weight categories will be contested - ten each for males and females.

Competitors must be aged between 12 and 14 to take part in the Cadet Championships, where most of the equipment used will be the same as the Olympic Games.

This includes a Daedo protector and scoring system, an instant video replay system and octagonal mats.

Cadet fighters will need to wear special protectors, however. 

Cadet athletes are aged between 12 and 14 ©World Taekwondo
Cadet athletes are aged between 12 and 14 ©World Taekwondo

"It is great for the World Taekwondo family to gather in Sharm El-Shiekh once more, following the success of the 2012 World Junior Championships here," said World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue. 

"And with African and Middle-Eastern taekwondo moving from strength to strength, as we saw at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, this is the right place at the right time."

Award ceremonies will take place at the end of each day's action, with the tournament concluding on August 27.

More than 200 officials from 47 countries are expected, as well as 57 international referees.