There were 145 athletes competing but only 16 were able to secure quotas to the European Games ©ETU

Sixteen athletes earned quota places for the Kraków-Małopolska 2023 European Games taekwondo tournament through the qualifying event in Bucharest.

Eight men and eight women won in their weight divisions in Romania, with 145 athletes taking part in all.

Hungary earned three spaces as Hanna Csaki qualified in the women's under-46 kilograms class, alongside Viviana Marton in the women's under-67kg and Luana Marton in the women's under-57 kg.

Every other nation to taste success qualified just one athlete.

Syyad Dadashov, representing Azerbaijan, qualified in the men's under-54kg and Josef Alami of Sweden advanced in the men's under-58kg.

Norway's Kristian Storsul Borgen qualified in the men's under-63 kg and Andrii Chumachenko of Ukraine did so in the men's under-68 kg.

Out of the 16 athletes who qualified, three of them were Hungarian ©ETU
Out of the 16 athletes who qualified, three of them were Hungarian ©ETU

Lin Kovacic of Slovenia advanced in the men's under-74 kg, with Adam Jochman qualifying for the Czech Republic in the men's under-80kg.

Representing the Czech Republic, Adam Jochman qualified for the men's 80 kg.

Belgium's Manuel Pollet won the under-87kg competition and Greece's Sotirios Michopoulos won at over-87kg.

In women's events, Ada Avdagic of Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified at under-49kg.

Great Britain's Jodie Mckew advanced at under-53kg and Ivana Arelic triumphed at under-62kg.

Andela Berisaj of Montenegro earned a quota at under-73 kg, and Bulgarian Kalina Boyadzhieva got home at over-73kg.

The 2023 European Games taekwondo event will be taking place from June 23 to 26.

In February, the first 224 athletes for the sport were confirmed through the world rankings.

Hosts Poland have a spot reserved in each weight division.