Taekwondo News

GB Taekwondo in search for heavyweight hopefuls in sight of Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

GB Taekwondo have lanunced the Fighting Chance initative as they look for heavyweight alent in the build up to Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesGB Taekwondo has launched a nationwide talent spotting initiative as it seeks new athletes to represent Britain at major international events, including the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Russia claim men's crown after technical problems at World Taekwondo Team Championships

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

The Russian men's team sing their national anthem on the winner's podium ©WTFRussia beat hosts Mexico in the men's final here at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cup Team Championships on a day initially marred by long delays due to technical problems with the electronic potection scoring system (PSS).

Mexican men succeed where women falter as World Taekwondo Team Championships begins

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Mexico's men's team, fighting in blue, finished second in Group B ©WTFThere were mixed feelings for Mexico on day one of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships here, as the host nation's men advanced to the semi-finals with their female counterparts missing out.

Exclusive: Key to safeguarding taekwondo's Olympic status is evolution, says President

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Chungwon Choue (left) insists taekwondo needs to continue to evolve to maintain its standing as a Summer Olympic Games core sport ©WTFChungwon Choue, President of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), claims the sport needs to continue to evolve in order to maintain its standing as one of the core Olympic disciplines. 

Lee and Jones claim Player of the Year accolades at inaugural WTF Gala Awards Dinner

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

South Korea's Daehoon Lee (right) and Great Britain's Jade Jones (third from left) were crowned WTF Male and Female Players of the Year respectively ©WTFSouth Korea's Daehoon Lee and Great Britain's Jade Jones were crowned Male and Female Players of the Year at the inaugural World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Gala Awards Dinner here tonight.

Olympic champion wins first Grand Prix title to put three final defeats behind her

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Great Britain's Jade Jones (second from left) claimed her first WTF Grand Prix title ©WTF Great Britain's Jade Jones brought an end to her hoodoo against Spain's Eva Calvo Gomez to claim her first World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix title here at the 2014 Series finale. 

Swede beats number one at World Taekwondo Grand Prix final

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

Elin Johansson (centre) celebrates her gold medal with silver medallist Haby Niare (right) and bronze medallist Anastasiia Baryshnikova (left) ©WTFSweden's Elin Johansson beat top ranked Haby Niare of France in the under 67 kilogram category here at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix final but she may have to wait a while longer before she can call herself number one. 

Queretaro braced to host World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix final

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

The 2014 World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix final starts tomorrow ©WTF The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix final is set to get underway in this Mexican city tomorrow as the top eight fighters across eight Olympic weight categories battle for gold medals.

European Taekwondo Union suspends Belgium for "gross violation" of statutes

By Daniel Etchells

The European Taekwondo Union Council met in Belek yesterday ©ETU
The Belgian National Taekwondo Union (UNBTU) has been suspended by the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) Council for gross violation of ETU and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) statutes.
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