Three British Taekwondo Officials have been a part of the Gangwon·Chuncheon World Taekwondo Cultural Festival 2023.
Grand Master Ton Wan Shin, Grand Master David Bailey and Master Carolina Barros Clark have been officials at the first ever Gangwon·Chuncheon World Taekwondo Cultural Festival in Korea.
1st World Taekwondo Demonstration Team Championships
- GM Ton Wan Shin
- GM David Bailey
4th World Taekwondo Beach Championships
- Master Carolina Barros Clark
The trio are the only British Taekwondo IRs at the event.
Master Carolina Barros Clark is also the Education & Progression Manager of British Taekwondo’s Poomsae Referee Department and said “The presence of three British referees at the Gangwon·Chuncheon World Taekwondo Cultural Festival 2023 showcased the talent and professionalism of the British Taekwondo officiating community.
Caolina added “The dedication of our officials to fair play, extensive knowledge of the sport, and ability to make split-second decisions contributed to the event’s overall success. The British referees’ representation at this prestigious festival brought honour to Great Britain and highlighted the global unity and excellence of the Taekwondo community.”
Grand Master David Bailey of Central Taekwondo Academy said “We completed a full day’s referee training on day 1 (the 17th August) and the competition began on the 18th. Both the World Beach Championships and the World Demo Team Championships are being staged outside. The venues are incredible and are spread across a whole town of sporting facilities.”
David added “It has been over 35° during the afternoon, so the competition had to be suspended due to the extreme heat. That meant the games took place in the evening instead. It was a brilliant atmosphere under the floodlights!”