Taekwondo

World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships set to get underway in Mexico

By Gary Anderson

The World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships are taking place in Aguascalientes in Mexico ©WTFAfter the success of the Grand Prix in Manchester, attention now turns to Aguascalientes in Mexico as it gets ready to stage the ninth edition of the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.

Calvo Gomez continues domination as Jones suffers Manchester disappointment again

By Duncan Mackay at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Jade Jones was beaten for the second consecutive year by Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez at the WTF Grand Prix in Manchester ©WTFJade Jones' wait to add a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix title to her Olympic gold medal will continue for a while longer after she suffered another defeat by a golden point here today. 

Iranian wins battle of champions in epic final at World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Iranian Mahdi Khodabakhshi (right) brought day two of the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix in Manchester to a close with a thrilling win in the mens under 80kg class against the Isle of Man's Aaron Cook ©WTFA titanic battle between Iran's Mahdi Khodabakhshi and Aaron Cook, competing under the Isle of Man flag, brought the second night of action here at the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix to a close in style as both men battled for the under 80 kilogram title, with Asian champion coming out on top. 

Olympic champion Mandic reigns supreme at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester

By Gary Anderson at Manchester Central Covention Complex

World number one and London 2012 champion Milica Mandic of Serbia showed her class once more with victory in Manchester ©Getty Images Serbia's Olympic champion Milica Mandic proved why she is ranked as the number one female in the over 67 kilogram category after cruising to victory over Dutchwoman Reshmie Oogink on the opening evening of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here.

New taekwondo scoring system to be introduced at Manchester Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

The Protection Scoring System is to be extended to head-gear for the first time at the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester ©Getty ImagesA new scoring system incorporating the use of head-gear will be used for the first time at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix in Manchester starting tomorrow.

Ten Olympic champions headline line-up for World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester

By Gary Anderson

Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain is one of 10 Olympic champions set to compete at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester ©Getty ImagesManchester is gearing up to host the third stop on the World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix Series this week which will see ten Olympic champions battling it out for gold.

World Taekwondo Federation announce strategic five-year plan as waits on Tokyo 2020 Paralympics decision

By Gary Anderson

The WTF has announced details of a five-year strategic plan to develop and promote Para-taekwondo ©ITGA new five-year strategic plan to develop and expand Para-taekwondo worldwide has been announced today, despite the sport's initial failure to gain a place on the programme for Tokyo 2020. 

Australian Sports Commission recognises new unified national taekwondo body

By Emily Goddard

The Australian Sports Commission has officially recognised a new unified Sports Taekwondo Australia ©Sports Taekwondo Australia The Australian Sports Commission has formally recognised a new unified national taekwondo body made up of Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA) and Taekwondo Australia Ltd.

Jade Jones looking for redemption as Manchester prepares for World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Jade Jones will be among a strong British contingent hoping to collect gold a the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester next month ©GB TaekwondoGreat Britain's Olympic champion Jade Jones is hoping to get her hands on what is proving to be an elusive World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix gold medal next month after missing out on top honours at the last three events. 
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