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Attention for all teams: the location of the Head of Team meeting is changed. Correct location is:
Place: Mediterranean Hotel Rhodos
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs


On 3 May, ETU hosted its Poomsae Coach seminar on the occassion of the World Taekwondo Beach Championships and European Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. The seminar was lectured by GM Mustapha Moutarazak from the Netherlands.
He explained the rules but also paid attention to the aspects of coaching.


On 6 May 2017, the FALIRAKI Sportshall is open from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs for training for the European Poomsae Championships. Please train BARE FOOT, shoes are NOT allowed at the gymnasium floor. 



As the Open European Master Championships will have its first edition on June 10-11 in Luxemburg, the ETU decided that no GAL licence will be necessary for this years edition.

If you have a GAL licence, please go to the World Taekwondo Simply Compete website.

If you have no GAL licence, please follow this link and apply!


See you in Luxemburg!!





On the occasion of the WTF President’s Cup 2017 - second edition, the athletes reporting was produced in the gorgeous city of Athens, where Taekwondo athletes took over the media by reporting and sharing some of their behind the scene stories to the audience.


The main characters of the project were, the double Olympic champion Jade Jones, the Olympic bronze medallist, World and double European Champion Bianca Walkden, World and European champion Achab Jaouad and 2014 European champion Aaron Cook.



The top-tier athletes were welcomed at the ETU Office in Athens and afterwards they had the chance to visit the multi-purpose Panathenaic Stadium. Known also as Kalimarmaro, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 contested sports. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble and is one of the main attractions in the capital of Greece.



The Taekwondo champions had a tour inside the historic stadium and later Great Britain’s Jade Jones and Achab Jaouad of Belgium interviewed each other on camera. An interview between a World champion whose major goal is an Olympic medal, along with a double Olympic champion who’s only missing the World champion title from her impressive collection.


Previously, the outstanding fighter from Liverpool, Bianca Walkden with the talented Aaron Cook, Moldovan representative, made their own interview “mission”. On the amazing Lycabettus Hill and Athens city as a background, they gave their exclusive answers to each other’s questions.


The finalized videos will be published promptly and the Taekwondo public will have the chance to enjoy the four (4) remarkable athletes in a unique edition of reporting, with the interesting parenthesis of their life and preparations.







Photo credits:Arthur P. Bouedo 




Find the timetable of the 13th ETU European Poomsae Championships 2017 for the two competition days of the event.



09:00 - 13:00 hrs


Session 2:

14:00 - 18:00 hrs



18:00 hrs


Awarding Ceremony

20:00 hrs













Athens, 30 APRIL 2017

The long awaited WTF G-Ranking tournament came to an exciting end here in Athens, where Russia and Spain achieved two gold medals each in male and female categories respectively.

Additionally, Turkey also had a high-powered performance in female divisions collecting one silver and three bronze.

Noteworthy success with the Russian Aiukaev Rafail, who wrote the conclusion in the +87kg division of this event at the final day of action from the 2nd WTF President’s Cup-Europe during the final match. 

The new Russian talent emerged winning gold in +87kg division in an impressive final match against the Olympic champion 2016, Isaev Radik with a score of 17-9.

As a result the gold medallist from Azerbaijan took the silver medal in the last major event prior to the Muju World Championships 2017. The winners’ podium of the relevant category was also claimed by the World silver medallist Mardani Sajjad from Iran and Shelest Mykhailo of Ukraine, both finishing in third places.

Continuing with male categories, -74kg was topped again by Russian representative, Khramtcov Maksim and Croatia’s Kanaet Toni won the silver medal. Rafalovich Nikita of Uzbekistan and Fejzic Damir of Serbia won the bronze medals.

Moving on to the female fighters in -62kg division, Spain achieved double gold beginning with Calvo Gomez Marta defeating the 2016 European champion Yaman Irem from Turkey, with a score of 3-2 and achieved the gold. Turkey won another medal at the relevant category since, Sogut Seyma Nur climbed on the third place along with Turutina Tulia of Russia.

Castro Burgos Cecilia is the second WTF President’s Cup champion of Spain today, when in -73kg category won against Zhdanova Karina, which was the second Russian medal today. The third places went to Turkey’s Cansel Deniz and Bulut Sude. 

On the all days overall ranking in Seniors categories, Iran National Team placed first, followed by Russia National Team and Spain in third.


Final Results:

Seniors Male A-74

1.Khramtcov Maksim (RUS)

2.Kanaet, Toni (CRO)

3.Rafalovich, Nikita (UZB)

4.Fejzic Dami (SRB)

Seniors Male A+87

1.Aiukaev Rafail (RUS)

2.Isaev Radik (AZE)

3.Mardani Sajjad (IRI)

3.Shelest Mykhailo (UKR)

Seniors Female A-62

1.Calvo Gomez Marta (ESP)

2.Yaman Irem (TUR)

3.Turutina Yulia (RUS)

3.Sogut Seyma Nur (TUR)

Seniors Female A-73

1.Castro Burgos Cecilia (ESP)

2.Zhdanova Karina (RUS)

3.Cansel Deniz (TUR)

3.Bulut Sude (TUR)


Team trophy – Overall Seniors results:

1.Iran National Team

2.Russian National Team

3.Spain National Team

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