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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

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM PLAY HOST TO NIGERIA AS PART OF BEIJING PREPARATIONS

The visiting Nigerian Taekwondo Federation and their elite team members were given a warm reception as they arrived in the UK, preparing to train with their British counterparts in the first leg of a 3 month training camp prior to Beijing. Britain’s guests arrived in Manchester at Sport Taekwondo UK’s training academy last weekend and…

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM HEADS TO HAMBURG FOR GERMAN OPEN

Beijing hopeful Craig Brown (Fusion Taekwondo Club, London) will return from injury this weekend to compete at the German Open Taekwondo Championships in Hamburg in what is a crucial stage in his and the teams preparations for the European Championships in April. Brown, who won a gold medal at last year’s German Open, will be…

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BRITISH TAEKWONDO TEAM RETURNS FROM DUTCH OPEN WITH AN IMPRESSIVE EIGHT MEDALS

The Great Britain taekwondo team have returned from the 35th Dutch Open in the Netherlands with a stunning eight medals. Their successes, which included a gold medal for Beijing hopeful Sarah Stevenson, is an increase of a gold and silver medal compared to last year results when Britain colleted six medals at this same event….

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Swiss Athlete Banned for Doping

BY: ETU The Swiss Olympic Committee Association has sentenced the Swiss taekwondo fighter Eduard Mirdita to be banned from competing for two years after testing positive for cocaine. This ban will be effective starting on January 31st 2008. Traces of the drug were found in Mirdita after he won the silver medal in the 80kg-and-under category in…

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European Olympic Qualification Tournament – Results

The last qualification tournament for the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 – the European qualification tournament - has been fought in Istanbul. Here are the results (due to a well earned holiday week in Turkey of your diligent ETU-webmaster a little bit late):   Female -57kg 1. Martina Zubcic (Croatia) 2. Azize Tanrikulu (Turkey) 3. Bat…