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The World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue and the International School Sport Federation (ISF) President Laurent Petrynka recently signed an MoU with major goal to increase collaboration between the two parties and to guarantee the ongoing development of youth Taekwondo worldwide.

 

The World Taekwondo continues to lead the sport to its higher evolution and expansion with this action, which took place during an official signing ceremony at the World Taekwondo office in Lausanne.

 

Concerning the MoU content, it highlights that both parties share the same values in respect of solidarity, friendship and youth education and both identify the role played by sport as a factor in “ensuring the harmonisation of socialisation, integration and development and education.”

 

The ISF main goal is the education to individuals through sport and as WT has shown in its history, how our sport’s philosophy extends beyond the field of play and teaches its athletes worldwide principles.

 

Additionally, the ISF announcement follows and refers the inclusion of Taekwondo in the sports programme of the ISF Gymnasiade 2018 in Morocco for first time in history.

 

The Gymnasiade will be held 02-09 May 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco and will gather young students from all around the world.

 

Source: World Taekwondo

Photo: World Taekwondo 

 

The 21st version of the WTE European Junior Championships was successfully completed between 02-05 November 2017 in Larnaka, Cyprus. The competitions were held at the Kition Athletic Centre, a place which was suitably settled to host a Taekwondo event.

The Cyprus Taekwondo Federation took over a WTE event for third time in history and achieved to deliver an enjoyable competition with the 500 young athletes from 41 countries to get experienced, challenged and excited.

Concerning the completion of the event, the World Taekwondo Europe President Sakis Pragalos stated: “I would like to thank the Cyprus Taekwondo Federation President Phoivos Christou for his active contribution in realizing this effective WTE event. These Championships are vital for the future of Taekwondo and its precious athletes and thus it is more than essential for us to deliver a high-quality competition under the best possible conditions. Furthermore, it is always a pleasure for us to watch young talented and promising athletes within our sport who can compete under new conditions and accumulate as much experience as they can. By participating in WTE European Championships they can improve their competing performances for the near future and familiarize the new in-field challenging environment.”

 

Final Results:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/FINAL_RESULTS_DAY4.pdf

 

 

The Statistics: 

Russia triumphed as the leading country at the overall medal standings of the competition since its representatives achieved totally 26 medals during the four-day event. Turkey holds the second place with three (3) golds, one (1) silver, two (2) bronzes and Croatia follows with two (2) golds, one (1) silver and three (3) bronzes. 

 

 

Male Medal Standings:

1)Russia

2)Turkey

3)Italy

 

Female Medal Standings

1)Russia

2)Croatia

3)Germany

 

Overall Medal Standings

1)Russia

2)Turkey

3)Croatia

 

In appreciation of their effort, the Organizing Committee provided honorary gifts to the 40 volunteers that contributed to the realization of the Championships.

 

 

The Organizing Committee also awarded the top six (6) International Referees of the event:

Panikos Loizou (CYP)

Katarzyna Rejent (POL)

Stefan Eugen Raileanv (MLD)

Pantelis Panteli (CYP)

Reza Shojaie (AUT)

Federico Zanete (ITA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The third day of action (04/11) here in Larnaka city for the WTE European Junior Championships 2017, has been successfully completed with the participation of 119 athletes.

For the Final Results follow the link:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/FINAL_RESULTS_DAY3.pdf

 

For the WTE European Junior Championships Larnaka 2017 draw sheets competition day 4, click on the following link:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/DRAW_DAY4.pdf

The second day of action (03/11) here in Larnaka city for the WTE European Junior Championships 2017, has been successfully completed with the participation of 120 athletes.

For the Final Results follow the link:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/DAY_2_FINAL_RESULTS.pdf

 

For the WTE European Junior Championships Larnaka 2017 draw sheets competition day 3, click on the following link:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/DRAW_DAY3.pdf

 

 

The 21st edition of the WTE European Junior Taekwondo Championships was excellently launched in Larnaka, Cyprus by the completion of the first competition day (02/11) at Kition Athletic Center.

During the first day of the event the Opening Ceremony was held, and it was honoured by the presence of the WTE President Sakis Pragalos and WTE Secretry-General Michail Fysentzidis, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, the Mayor of Larnaka city Andreas Byras, the President of Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Kleanthis Georgiades.

Present at the official ceremony were also the CSO Vice-President Dimitris Leontis, Kalli Chatziosif as Cyprus Ministry of Education & Culture representative among with the Cyprus Olympic Committee representatives, Sotos Trikomitis and George Papageorgiou and Foivos Zachariadesthe Advisor in Sports of the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

The opening speech was made by the President of the Cyprus Taekwondo Federation and President of the Organizing Committee Phoivos Christou who warmly welcomed all the officials and participants in the island of Cyprus and later the WTE President Sakis Pragalos took the floor.

 The WTE President in his turn also welcomed all the officials, delegates and athletes who traveled to the eastern side of Mediterranean to get experienced in the four-day event. During his speech, the WTE President Sakis Pragalos expressed his appreciation to the Cyprus Taekwondo Federation for undertaking a WTE event for third time and its President Phoivos Christou for his active contribution throughout all these years in Taekwondo.  

Continuing, he also added: “The European Junior Championships are significant for our sport, since, through participation, the young athletes earn priceless experiences in one of the major Taekwondo Championships, which benefit them to the adjustment of the sport procedures, the sport environment and overpass the stress of a competition. It is a step towards their professional Taekwondo career. Let the Championships begin the best way possible and let us prepare for even more high-level and elevated Taekwondo events ahead to come.”

Furthermore, H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades stated: “It gives us great pleasure and honor to host the Championships of the Olympic sport of Taekwondo. Having superior athletes here on the island of Cyprus it is a prodigious chance for us to present the sport of Taekwondo and the abilities we have in hosting such high-level events. We have a plan for the economic and cultural growth of the sports in Cyprus and thus these Championships are a milestone in our effort in that. Such activities in countries with the largeness of Cyprus are more than crucial and highlight our effectiveness and capability. “Concluding, H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades thanked the CTF President Phoivos Christou for the realization of this event.

The President of Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Kleanthis Georgiades during his speech mentioned that it is a privilege to host these elite events within the Island and also emphasized that CSO enormously supports the WTE Championships since it enhances the sports and tourism in Cyprus.  

 

 

On the occasion of the opening event, the WTE President Sakis Pragalos had the chance to award honorary prizes in appreciation to H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, the Mayor of Larnaka city Andreas Byras, the President of Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Kleanthis Georgiades, the President of the CTF Phoivos Christou and to the CTF Vice-President Andros Christophi.

The WTE headship, WTE President Sakis Pragalos and WTE Secretry-General Michail Fysentzidis, received honorary prizes by the President of Cyprus Taekwondo Federation Phoivos Christou who also awardedH.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, thePresident of Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Kleanthis Georgiades and CTF Vice-President Andros Christophi.

 

 

 

The Cyprus Taekwondo Federation undertakes for third time a European Taekwondo Championship and proved once again to be both effective and well-organized, by providing a formal Opening Ceremony and first competition day under the greatest conditions.

The WTE European Junior Taekwondo Championships 2017 are sponsored by Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO), Municipality of Larnaka, Cyprus Organization of Tourism (KOT), OPAP Cyprus, DAEDO INTERNATIONAL, CYTA, RIK TV, Sodexo and G&E Thermosolar LTD.

The city of Larnaka welcomed totally 500 athletes from 41 countries around Europe and throughout the first day of action 122young athletes participated for a place on the winners’ podium. For the final results competition day 1 click on the following link:     

 

First Day- Final Results 

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/DAY_1_FINAL_RESULTS.pdf

 

For the WTE European Junior Championships Larnaka 2017 draw sheets competition day 2, click on the following link:

files/WTE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017/JUNIORS_DRAW_DAY2.pdf

 

 

 

 

The Head of Team Meeting was successfully completed today (01/11) related to the WTE European Junior Championships 2017 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

 

Specifically, Lordos Beach Hotel hosted the meeting that was realized in the presence of the WTE Deputy President and Cyprus Taekwondo Federation President Poivos Christou, the WTE Vice-President and FITA President Angelo Cito, the WTE Council Member Antonio Barbarino, the WTE Council Member Reza Zademohammadand and the Head of Referees of the event Chakir Chelbat.

 

Mr. Chakir Chelbat made his declarations to the audience concerning the rules and regulations of the competition with useful information and also provided the coaches with beneficial information and details regarding the Championships.

 

Click the following link for the draw competition day 1:

files/WTE JUNIORS 2017/DRAW_JUNIORS_DAY1.pdf

 

 

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