Romania topped the medals table at the AETF European Championships in Cluj-Napoca ©AETF

Hosts Romania topped the medals table at the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation (AETF) European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, with Lublin in Poland awarded next year's event at the Ordinary Congress.

The European Championships served as the 37th senior and 28th junior edition of the continental event.

Romania earned 10 gold medals at the BTarena, along with nine silvers and 15 bronzes.

Poland were the next best performing nation with nine golds, 12 silvers and 15 bronzes, while Ukraine and Ireland both won seven events and finished second in four.

Ukraine finished third on the overall medals table by virtue of winning nine bronzes to the four of Ireland.

The AETF European Championships served as a precursor to the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Championships in the Finnish city of Tampere from September 4 to 10 this year.

Competition was staged at the BTarena in Cluj-Napoca ©AETF
Competition was staged at the BTarena in Cluj-Napoca ©AETF

The AETF Ordinary Congress was staged at the Athena Room in the Grand Hotel Napoca, attended by representatives of 28 countries.

Reports were heard from the Board of Directors on activities in 2022 and from AETF Committees.

Lublin was then selected to host next year's European Championships in April, with a European Cup event for June 2024 awarded to Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Serbian International Taekwon-Do Association was additionally approved for membership of the AETF.

AETF President Leonardo Oros Duek of Israel thanked the Romanian ITF Takwon-DO Federation for staging the European Championships.