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(Antalya, 5 April 2019) - The 14thEuropean Poomsae Championships 2019 concluded its three-day event in Kemer in Antalya, Turkey on April 4, 2019, in a triumphant and successful event.

The competition took place in Kemer Sports Hall, with 756 athletes and officials participating from 26 countries. Poomsae has been improving in both performance and participation numbers in Europe, as also Taekwondo Europe President Sakis Pragalos aspires, that with further successes to follow, the European Poomsae Championships can be evolved in both accomplishments and universality, as Poomsae can be exercised actively and in a competitive way from cadets to masters. Its worth to mention that many of the athletes who participated at 26 years ago in the inaugural event of European Poomsae Championships 1993 in Wörgl, Austria, are now still representing their countries at the same event as coaches or competitors in the master categories. Poomsae has been developing a lot in Europe during the last years, both in technical and artistic part that freestyle requires, showcasing that the overall performance was improved compared to previous event editions in Belgrade 2015 and Rhodes Island 2017. 

Out of the overall 26 participating countries, 12 countries earned at least one gold medal at the European Poomsae Championships. The host country of Turkey swept 7 gold medals, followed by Denmark with 6 gold, while Russia, Great Britain, and Germany attained in total 4 gold medals. The highest number in silver medals was also by Turkey with 11 silver in total and Germany following with 7 medals. Spain achieved a large collection of in total 24 bronze medals, followed by Germany with 11 bronze and Turkey with 9 bronze medals.

Among the counties who obtained a gold medal were also Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, France, and Norway, while Denmark’s Eva Sandersen and Turkey’s Elif Aybuke Yilmaz were the ones who achieved two gold medals in their respective competition categories.

The national team ranking in for males got Turkey on top, followed by Great Britain and Germany, while in females, Denmark got the top place, followed by Germany and Russia. 

The overall National team ranking showed Turkey in the first place, with Denmark and Germany following in the second and the third place respectively.



The 14th European Poomsae Championships has been successfully completed.

Below you may find the results of Competition Day 3 results.


14th European Poomsae Championships
Competition Day 3 Results
Overall National Team Ranking














Overall Trophy Results 


The 14th version of the European Poomsae Championships is hosted in Kemer in Antalya, Turkey from 2-4 April 2019 and these are the best moments of the event and the triumphant European Champions! Enjoy!





Below you may find the results and European medallists of the 14th European Poomsae Championships competition day 2:


Recognized Poomsae Individual

Recognized Poomsae Pair 

Recognized Poomsae Team

Freestyle Poomsae






      The 2020 European Qualification Tournament (EQT), the quadrennial qualifying tournament for the European Taekwondo athletes to the Olympic Games will be hosted at the city of Milan, Italy during 24-25 April 2020.

The event determines which athletes from Europe qualify for the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to be launched on 24th July 2020.

      This is the first time that the Para-Taekwondo athletes will also be claiming their participation to the TOKYO 2020 Paralympic Games set to begin on 25th August 2020. The European Qualification Tournament for Para-Taekwondo will take place on the 26th April 2020.

More information regarding the event will be announced in due time.


 Below you may find the Court Planning Poomsae for all categories of the 14th European Poomsae Championships 2019 Competition day 2 (03.04.19)


Court Planning Poomsae - Day 2 (Updated on 03.04.19 morning)



   (Antalya, 2 April 2019) - The 14th European Poomsae Championships were launched in success in the fully crowded sports hall of Kemer region; the greater area of Antalya in Turkey.  During the first competition day, the athletes competed in the categories of Recognized Poomsae for Individual Male and Female Under 30, Under 50 and Under 65, Pair Cadets and Freestyle Poomsae Male and Female Junior, Pair and Male and Female Team.

       Denmark's Eva Sandersen kept up her excellent performance and proved as the 'gold' girl of the day by achieving two gold medals, one in Recognized Poomsae Individual Female Under 30 and one in Freestyle Individual Female Over 17, leading the Denmark National Poomsae Team at the top of the medal standings of the day. Nevertheles, Denmark's overall medal collection for the first day was higher, with one more gold medal in Team Junior Male category by Bastian Thinggaard Byrgesen, Nikolaj Mynderup Amby and Victor Frisch Schultz and one silver in the Individual Under 30 category.

      The National teams of Spain and Germany were not left far behind with 11 bronze and one gold medal in Pair cadets for Spain, while Germany ended the day with one gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Russia left with two medals - both gold - in the Freestyle Over 17 Male with Sergei Slepich and Recognized Poomsae Individual Under 65 Female with Svetlana Selezneva.

      The host Turkey achieved its only gold acquisition in the Team Junior Female Category with Seyda Nur Yavuz, Nagihan Besleme and Sila Ozden, and completed with 3 additional silver and one bronze medals. Great Britain made also a triumphant debut, with one gold medal in the Individual Under 65 category by Ali Pourtaheri, one silver and two bronze medals.

      Last but not least, Netherlands' Joel Van Der Weide preserved his European Poomsae Champion title by winning the gold medal. The National Poomsae Team of France and Ukraine were among the teams achieving one gold medal, while the rest of the medals were awarded to the National teams of Italy, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Greece, and Switzerland.

In total 541 athletes will compete throughout the three days of the championship representing 26 countries of Europe.

The results and the medallists of the competition day 1 are the following:

Recognized Poomsae Individual

Recognized Poomsae Pair

Recognized Poomsae Team

Freestyle Poomsae




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