A record number of registrations have been made for the President's Cup ©WTE

World Taekwondo Europe (WTE) claim the third edition of their President’s Cup will surpass previous editions, with a record number of athletes registered to take part.

A total of 2,300 athletes from 35 countries have been registered to compete at the event, which is scheduled to take place in Greece's capital Athens.

The number surpasses the 2,182 athletes who took part at last year’s competition, with 51 countries and 14 Olympic medalists among those participating.

WTE claimed the President's Cup in Athens was one of the stand-out events of 2017.

They believe the interest that has been shown from countries shows the competition has already established itself on the sport’s calendar.

It is claimed that three hours after the registration process opened on February 20, that 1,500 athletes had been registered.

Competition will take place in Athens for the second consecutive year ©WTE
Competition will take place in Athens for the second consecutive year ©WTE

WTE also hailed the enthusiasm of Russia, Turkey, Italy, Croatia and hosts Greece, with the countries among those to register the most athletes.

The competition is being jointly organised by WTE and the South Greek Taekwondo Union.

Athletes will be welcomed to the Ano Liosia Olympic Hall for the event.

Action is scheduled to take place in Athens between April 25 and 29, as the Greek capital holds competition for the second time in three years.

The first edition of the President’s Cup Europe event took place in the German city Bonn during 2016.