The British International Open – Manchester 2023 was sanctioned by World Taekwondo, promoted by the European Taekwondo Union, and organised by British Taekwondo. Champions were crowned in a range of categories:
- Senior Kyorugi divisions took place on Saturday 1st July and held G1 status for World Taekwondo rankings. You can find results here.
- Cadet and Junior divisions took place on Sunday 2nd July and held E1 status European Taekwondo Union rankings. You can find results here.
Matt Marshall, Events Manager at British Taekwondo said, “The British International Open kicked off the British Taekwondo event calendar for 2023 and it was excellent to see so many of our combat sport clubs in action at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.”
He added “Although small in numbers, it was an important step to take in the delivery of the British Taekwondo strategy. The British International Open provided British athletes with the opportunity to gain World and European ranking points on home soil, to gain competition experience against international teams, and to learn and gain familiarity with the way international events are run.”
“We are in discussions with World Taekwondo and the National Cycling Centre about the best dates to host the 2024 British International Open and will be sharing an update very soon.”
The 2023 British International Open was attended by athletes, coaches and supporters from clubs around the UK, as well as participants and spectators from overseas.
Athletes from the following countries competed in the event: Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Somalia, Spain, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
The event was underpinned by a dedicated group of volunteers and officials from British Taekwondo.
You can find all of the details, results and recordings of the live stream on the 2023 British International Open event page.