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STRONG SHOWING BY BRITISH MALES IN THE 7TH WORLD JUNIOR TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

 Recent medal rankings reflected a hugely successful tournament in Turkey, with the British male junior team rating fourth from the 74 competing nations. In another good indicator of the potential of our young athletes, Aaron Cook capped a satisfying week by taking the light heavyweight gold.   This recent success now positions Great Britain as…

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BOA Announces Taekwondo Members of Team GB for Beijing 2008

The British Olympic Association (BOA) today selected taekwondo members of Team GB for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.    The athletes are:   -58kg Michael Harvey    +67kg Sarah Stevenson   -80kg Aaron Cook   Commenting on their selection:   Sarah Stevenson said:  “I am looking fwd to my 3rd Olympics. I am hoping third time lucky. This…

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BTCB Club take the stage for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show

A MARTIAL arts club from the North-East impressed judges on a television talent show with a high risk, high-energy act. Chungdokwan Taekwondo, in County Durham, performed a thrilling two-minute routine on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show.    

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WTF Adopts 2009 WADA Code

BY: WTF At the WTF General Assembly in Cesme, Turkey on May 6, the 2009 edition of the World Anti-Doping Code has been unanimously adopted. With the adoption, the WTF became the second International Sports Federation after the FINA, showing its strong determination against anti-doping rule violations. The WADA code 2009 brings some important changes in the…

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Poomse World Championships in Turkey

Turkey will host next Poomse World Championships. WTF President Choue announced at the General Assembly in Izmir that Turkey will host the next WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. This will be the 3rd Poomse World Championships and they are scheduled for December this year (2008). For the first time the WTF Poomse World Championships will…

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GB TAEKWONDO LOOK FORWARD TO THE 7TH JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TURKEY

The Turkish city of Izmir will this week host a talented young British squad in the 7th Taekwondo Junior World Championships. The Great Britain team, including both Aaron Cook and Scott Atkinson, will continue their preparations in the run up to the event which takes place from the 6th-11th May. The competition is a showcase for…

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WTF General Assembly in Izmir

BY: ETU At the General Assembly of WTF in Izmir some important and interesting issues came up the table. The following amendments of the WTF Rules have been accepted by the General Assembly: The deposit sum of $ 30.000.- to be paid by any prospective host of WTF promoted events has been put down. Instead…

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Iran Best Nation at Asian Championships

BY: WTF After 38 years Iran’s men team took the crown of the Asian Champion from Korea at the Asian Championships in Zhengzhou/China on Monday, April 28th 2008. Iranian Taekwondo players hoisted the country’s flag after seizing the title in the 18th Asian Senior Taekwondo Championship. Powerhouse South Korea had been crowned over the past 17 editions. Korea came…

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WTF Poomse Seminar in Finland

Korean National Poomse Coach Kang Ik Pil, Poomse World Champion 2006, Chairman of the Kukkiwon Education Committee Hwang In Sik and WTF Vice President Park Soo Nam are the korean top trainers at the WTF Poomse seminar in Finland, scheduled from June 25th to 27th 2008 in Turku/Finland. Preceding the Finnish Open Poomse on June 18th,…

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GB TAEKWONDO RETURNS FROM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH FOUR MEDAL HAUL

Great Britain returned today from a successful European Taekwondo Championships in Rome where they won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 4-day event, which took place at the Piazzale dello Sport in the Italian capital. Britain, who only took 8 athletes to the event due to the unsanctioned introduction of electronic point scoring…

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MEDAL SUCCESS FOR BRITAIN ON OPENING DAY OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ROME

British taekwondo enjoyed a successful first day at the European Championships yesterday, which kicked-off in the Italian capital of Rome. Britain has taken an eight-strong squad to Rome with four athletes competing yesterday collecting one silver and two bronze medals. Download full PDF press release