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Saturday 7 October 2017

The Hungarian Taekwondo Federation attained in delivering a contemporary and modernising event at the Competition Venue BOK and thus all the individuals enjoyed the topmost their participation.

 

One of the key factors of this result was the contribution and effort of the HTF Secretary-General Kazinczy Viktor to the event. The background of Viktor is linked to the Taekwondo sport for more than 20 years. Viktor since childhood was a Taekwondo active practitioner and member of the Hungarian National Team. Well along he made his first steps in the HTF as a volunteer, then he became an Executive Manager while simultaneously studied BSc Sports Management and MSc in Management.

 

Since February 2017, Viktor holds the position of the HTF Secretary-General and the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 was the finest opportunity for him to implement the primary goals he set in his career.

 

As Victor stated during his interview to the WTE website, the popularization of Taekwondo sport within Hungary is a major goal for him and the Federation. Continuing he added: “This event is a great opportunity to promote the sport in our country. We have our specific plan concerning the Marketing and the Operational line we follow in order to modernize the Championships' outcome and thus Taekwondo will be even more attractive to the new athletes.”

 

Moreover, the HTF Secretary General explained that the antagonism between sports’ popularity is very high in Hungary and this is the reason why the key target of the Federation is to develop and promote the sport by organising vital Taekwondo events with innovations and novelties. Additionally, by attracting new athletes to the sport and increase the number of practitioners, HTF will have more successes during Taekwondo and other significant sporting events.

 

“I am really happy with the realization and the outcome of the Championships since I tried my best concerning the recruitment of my co-workers. I tried to find ideal and inspiring individuals to be comprised in my team so to accomplish an event that will be a memorable experience for everyone.”

 

Great achievements and goals implementations cannot be done without the support and thus Victor highlighted that feels extremely happy for working next to to the HTF President Miklos Patakfalvy.

 

“Mr. Miklos is a great personality, a very kind person and is enormously supporting to the others. I feel grateful for cooperating with him and so our ideas and actions bring the best of the results. Hopefully, in the future and always by his side, we can achieve even more experiences and successes.”

 

Concluding, Victor referred to the results of the competition and the two medals accomplished by the Hungarian representatives and mentioned that he has confidence in one medal more to come today.

 

 

 

 

Click on the following link for the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 Budapest, Hungary - Draw Day 3 :

 

files/WTE CADET 2017/DRAW_DAY_3.pdf

 

The second competition day (06/10) of the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 at the Competition Venue BOK has successfully come to an end with the participation of 109 athletes totally.

 

The competing weight categories for today were cadet Male-45, cadet Male-41, cadet Female-41 and cadet Female -37. For the final results of the competition day two (2), please click on the following link:

 

files/WTE CADET 2017/FINAL_RESULTS_DAY2(1).pdf

 

Check the link below for the results of the Semi-Finals during the second competition day of the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017:

files/WTE CADET 2017/SEMI_FINALS_RESULTS_DAY2.pdf

 

Click on the following link for the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 Budapest, Hungary - Draw Day 2

 

Thursday 05 October 2017

The 8th edition of the WTE European Cadet Championships was magnificently launched in Budapest, Hungary with the completion of the first competition day (05/10) at the Competition Venue BOK.

 

The Hungarian Taekwondo Federation undertakes a European Taekwondo Championship after a long time and proved to be both effective and efficient since an astonishing Opening Ceremony and first competition day was provided under the greatest conditions.

Photo Credits: Hungarian Taekwondo Federation

 

The capital city of Hungary welcomed a total of 477 athletes from 42 countries around Europe and throughout the first day of action 88 young athletes participated for a place on the winners’ podium. Well along an outstanding Opening Ceremony followed up and was honored by the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Hungary Yim Geun-hyeong and the Deputy Minister of Sports to the State Peter Sarfalvi.

 

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Hungary Yim Geun-hyeong during his opening speech stated: “I sincerely welcome all of you to this significant event. It is a great pleasure for me to be present at the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 held in Budapest, Hungary. Taekwondo is not only a great sport to exercise your body but firstly is a way to explore your spiritual core. Concluding, I would like to express my appreciation to the HTF President Miklos Patakfalvy for realizing this great event.”

 

The WTE Vice-President and acting President of the event Michael Madar during his speech on behalf of the WTE President Sakis Pragalos, thanked the Hungarian Taekwondo Federation and the President Miklos Patakfalvyfor the effort and contribution to the event. Continuing, Mr. Michael Madar added: “It is gratifying to note that the European Cadet Championships are vital for Taekwondo. These events are dedicated to our new generation athletes, our next Champions and Olympic medalists. Young athletes are rewarded through their participation with experiences in major Taekwondo Championships and thus help them to adjust the sport procedures, the sport environment and overpass the stress of a competition. Let the Championships launch in the best way and welcome more high quality and elevated Taekwondo events about to come.”

 

Subsequently, the athletes’ oath followed up with the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony by the acting President of the event. Thus, Mr. Michael Madar honored on behalf of WTE President Sakis Pragalos with awards the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Hungary Yim Geun-hyeong, the Deputy Minister of Sports to the State Peter Sarfalvi, the HTF President Miklos Patakfalvy and the Head of the OC of the event Zsolt Marton.

 

The Taekwondo Family present at the Competition Venue BOK, hold one-minute silence to honor the memory of Dr. Kim Un Yong, former Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and founding President of the World Taekwondo, who passed away on Tuesday 2 October 2017.

 

Final Results:

files/WTE CADET 2017/DAY_1_-_FINAL_RESULTS.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Check the link below for the results of the Semi-Finals during the first competition day of the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017:

files/WTE CADET 2017/SEMI_FINALS_RESULTS_DAY1(1).pdf

 

 

 

 

 

The first competition day for the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 has been realized today (05/10) with the first fights of the young Taekwondo participants at the Competition Venue BOK in Budapest, Hungary.

 

Due to the impressive contribution and effort of the Organizing Committee for an effective Championship, the media enthusiasm concerning the event exceeds the expectations.

 

Hence, the M4 Sports Channel visited the hosting venue for an exclusive interview with the President of the Hungarian Taekwondo Federation Miklos Patakfalvy, who explained how vital is for the Federation, the sport and the country to host a continental event.

 

The HTF President Miklos Patakfalvy commented: “It is our pleasure to host the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 here in Hungary. The main goal of the Hungarian Taekwondo Federation is to organise such principal events since it is a step forward to the expansion of Taekwondo sport within Hungary. By hosting these significant competitions, we take the sport to a higher level as it deserves, with the increasing of the media interest to Taekwondo. Thus, the sport can earn more fans and more athletes in our country with the proper promotion and development.”

 

Moreover, Mr. Miklos Patakfalvy also mentioned that is an innovating event since for first time Taekwondo cadet athletes are using electronic headgears with protection mask. Concluding, he wished to all the athletes and individuals involved in this enjoyable event, a pleasant stay and good luck in the competition.

 

 

 

 

Click on the following link for the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 Budapest, Hungary - Draw Day 1 

 

files/WTE CADET 2017/CADETS_DAY1_DRAWS.pdf

 

The Head of Team Meeting was successfully held earlier today (04/10) related to the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017, at the Hotel Stadion (Arena) in Budapest.

 

The meeting was realized by the President of the Hungarian Taekwondo Federation Miklos Patakfalvy, the WTE Vice-President and acting President of the event Michael Madar, the WTE Vice-President and Italian Taekwondo Federation President Angelo Cito and the Head of Referees of the event Chakir Chelbat.

 

The HTF President Miklos Patakfalvy made the opening speech of the meeting and welcomed all the participants in Hungary. Mr. Miklos Patakfalvy also stated: “It is our pleasure and honor to host this event and have all the participants here. We are doing our best for a successful competition that everybody will enjoy. Moreover, I would like to wish good luck to all the teams and a pleasant stay in Budapest.”

 

The WTE Vice-President Michael Madar took the floor and as an acting President on behalf of WTE President Sakis Pragalos, thanked the HTF and the President Miklos Patakfalvy for the remarkable effort on the preparations of the event and the hard work submitted for the relevant event.

 

Subsequently, the Head of Referees of the event Chakir Chelbat made his declarations to the audience concerning the rules and regulations of the competition with useful information. Furthermore, he referred to the innovation of the event, the usage of an electronic headgear.

 

Mr. Chakir Chelbat also provided to the coaches’ beneficial information and details regarding the Championship including video replay, one day prior to the event. Additionally, he mentioned that totally 40 International Referees were invited and arrived in Budapest for the WTE European Cadet Championships 2017 and the Organising Committee hosts them under the best conditions.

 

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