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After the successful completion of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and the European supremacy for the sport of Taekwondo, the festivities for the European Taekwondo continue!

In 2016 the European Taekwondo Union celebrates the completions of 40 years since its foundation in 1976. For the special day, an Anniversary Gala will be hosted in Bucharest, Romania, during the European Cadet Championships. The event will be held in DAIMON Club (10 Calea Piscului st., Bucharest, Romania), on Friday 9 September 2016 and between the highlights of the night will be the awarding of the TOP European athletes.


In detail, the athletic awards of the night will be the following:

1.       Gold Olympic Medallists from Sydney 2000 until Rio 2016:

Mouroutsos Michail (GRE) – Sydney 2000

Molfetta Carlo (ITA) – London 2012

Tazegul Servet (TUR) – London 2012

Mandic Milica (SRB) – London 2012

Gonzalez Bonilla Joel (ESP) – London 2012

Isaev Radik (AZE) – Rio 2016

while Jade Jones (GBR) will be endowed with a special honor award for its double gold Olympic title. (London 2012, Rio 2016)

2.    Top female/male athlete in the European Senior Championships (most gold medals)

         Coral Bistuer (ESP) 5 MEDALS

         Geremia Di Constanzo (ITA) 5 MEDALS & Servet Tazegul (TUR) 5 MEDALS

3.    Top female/male athlete in the European Senior Championships (most medals)

                  Gwladys Epangue (FRA) 7 MEDALS (3 Gold/3 Silver/1 Bronze)

                  Magomedov Seifula (RUS) 7 MEDALS (4 Gold/1 Silver/2 Bronze)

4.    Top athletes in Poomsae Championships

         Kim Kim Laura (ESP)

         Joel Van Der Weide (NED)

         Dang Dinh Ky Tu (DEN)

5.    Special Awards

         Brigida Yagüe Enrique (ESP) (Triple World Champion)

6.    Unique Records

         All-time Record: Zaninovic Lucija and Ana (CRO)

For first time in taekwondo history, twin sisters managed to win gold medals in the same sport event. (European Taekwondo Senior Championships BAKU 2014).

         Mouroutsos Michail (GRE) earned the 1st Gold Olympic Medal in the Olympic history of Taekwondo (Sydney 2000) and he was the only Gold Olympic Medallist in Europe for 12 years, until London 2012.


Delegates, partners, referees and personalities who have contributed to ETU development and evolvement will also be awarded on that exceptional night.

Proud sponsor of the ETU 40 Years Anniversary Gala is DAEDO INTERNATIONAL, which actively supports all ETU actions and contributes to the European Taekwondo events.

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