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World Qualification Tournament for Beijing 2008 – Results


The 2007 WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games took place in Manchester at the M.E.N. Arena from September 28th to 30th. There the first athletes fought for their ticket to Beijing to compete at the Olympic Games next year.

The following athletes have been successful


Male -58kg:

Mu Yen Chu, Chinese Taipei

Levent Tuncat, Germany

Tshomlee Go, Philippines


Male 58kg – 68kg:

Son Tae Jin, Korea

Gessler Viera Abreu, Cuba

Burak Hassan, Australia


Male 68kg – 80kg:

Sebastien Michaud, Canada

Steve Lopez, USA

Mauro Sarmiento, Italy


Male +80kg:

Mickael Borot, France

Daba Modibo Keita, Mali

Cha Dong Ming, Korea


Female -49kg:

Shu Chun Yang, Chinese Taipei

Daynellis Montejo Poll, Cuba

Ivett Gonda, Canada


Female 49kg – 57kg:

Lim Su Jeong, Korea

Veronica Calabrese, Italy

Premwaew Chonnapas, Thailand


Female 57kg – 67kg:

Gwladys Epangue, France

Hwang Kyung Seon, Korea

Sandra Saric, Croatia


Female +67kg:

Kyriaki Kouvari, Greece

Sarah Stevenson, Great Britain

Ma del Roasario Espinoza, Mexico


Therefore the following countries have secured places for the Beijing Olympics already:

Korea : 4 places

Chinese Taipei : 2

Cuba : 2

France 2

Italy : 2

Canada : 2

Mexico : 1

Great Britain : 1

Germany : 1

Philippines : 1

Australia : 1

Mali : 1

Croatia : 1

Greece : 1

United States : 1

Thailand : 1


Total: 24 places


Congratulations to all the winners! For all other competitors there will be another chance at the Continental Qualification Tournaments held according to the following schedule:


•            Nov. 1-3: African Qualification Tournament in Tripoli/Lybia

•            Nov. 29 – Dec. 2: Asian Qualification Tournament in HCMC/Vietnam

•            Dec. 1: Pan-American Qualification Tournament in Cali/Columbia

•            Dec. 7-9: Oceania Qualification Tournament in New Caledonia

•            Jan. 26-27 2008: European Qualification Tournament in Istanbul/Turkey