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The ETU President Sakis Pragalos was present at the extraordinary WTF Council Meeting held in MUJU, Korea (May 6, 2016).
Overall 27 Council members and 2 auditors attended the meeting.
The WTF Council finalized its preparations for the Rio 2016.
An overview report of the Olympic Taekwondo training and competition venue was presented and after discussion, the Council approved to allow the placement of national flags, as well as permitting colored pants for the first time in Rio 2016.
The Council was also updated on the TOKYO 2020 agenda and venue, where Para-taekwondo will make its debut.
The next brainstorming meeting will be held in Rio on August 19 after the Olympic Games, while the next Council meeting will be held in Burnaby, Canada in 16-20 November at the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve days remaining until Montreux                                Montreux, 7 MAY 2016

The excitement is growing in Montreux, as the “Pearl of the Swiss Riviera” is getting ready to welcome from May 19 to 22, the ETU European Taekwondo Championships Montreux 2016, the final cardinal event to be hosted in the Old Continent.

Just a few months prior to Rio Olympic Taekwondo Competition, a total of 387 Taekwondo fighters from 46 countries are set to compete in the 22nd edition of the European Championships (20th for the women’s category) to place themselves in the Pantheon of winning athletes, performing at top level.

In fact, for the first time in the history of the competition, the medal winners of the 1st WTF President’s Cup (held 7-10 April in Bonn, Germany), qualified directly to the ETU European Taekwondo Championships Montreux 2016, therefore earning each country the right to compete with more than one athlete in every category.

Some of the brightest stars of world Taekwondo will parade at the European Championships in Montreux, prepared to offer a great spectacle on the four courts of “Salle Omnisports du Pierrier”.

The Road to Rio passes through Montreux
The European Taekwondo Championships, held for the first time in Switzerland, will be under the spotlight, as 41 out 42 athletes of both men’s and women’s categories have earned the “golden” ticket for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Among them, the four (4) Gold medallists of London 2012, Jade Jones from Great Britain, Servet Tazegül from Turkey, Joel González from Spain and Milica Mandić from Serbia will also give their best performance, exploiting their dynamic before Rio 2016.

Save the dates
The official Press Conference is scheduled for Tuesday May 17, while the draw will be held the following day. The Championships will start on Thursday May 19 to be concluded on Sunday May 22. The Opening Ceremony, which will take place upon completion of the Finals of the first day, will also include exhibition matches by the WTF Demonstration Team.

The ETU European Taekwondo Championships Montreux 2016 is supported by the Swiss Olympic Association.

About ETU:
As the European continental organization of the World Taekwondo Federation, the ETU is the official governing body taekwondo in Europe. It comprises the National Taekwondo Federations of all the European member nations and regulates all Taekwondo matters on a continental basis.

ETU Media Contact
Effie Zikouli
Chairwoman, ETU TV & Media Committee
(+30) 690 96 54 690
e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


Now that the registration period is over we would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the European Taekwondo Senior Championships 2016 that will be held in Montreux, Switzerland from May 19th to May 22nd in the Salle Omnisports du Pierrier.

In this occasion we would like to give you some useful information on the registration process of all contestants/teams.

Team registration will take place in Eurotel Hotel (Grand-Rue 81 , CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland)  

May 16th from 14.00-20.00  

May 17th from 10.00-20.00



Please bring with you:

1)      The Bank statement  of the Entry fees of your Team for Montreux

2)      A hard copy of the confirmation e-mail from Hangastar

3)      The ETU Coaches License (card or Certificate) of your Teams’ Trainers & Coaches

4)      The Bank statement of the Annual fee for 2016 of your National Federation. In case your payment is still pending, you will be requested to make it in cash during registration.

5)      All Coaches will have to wear  a formal suit on Semifinals and Finals

6)      You are kindly reminded that your Team is entitled to the following accreditation cards:

Head of Team : 1/ Manager: 1/ Coaches: 2/ Trainers : 2/ Team Doctor: 1 / Athletes:  8 male- 8 female

Looking forward to meeting you in Montreux.

 

 

 


Τhe aim of the President's Cup, was to give all athletes a second chance. Therefore, all President's Cup Senior medalists will qualify for the ETU European Championships Montreux 2016 and will have the opportunity to shocase their talent and compete along with their national team.

You may find all the President's Cup medalists, that qualify automatically for the European Championships in Montreux, Here!

 

 

 
The Executive Council of the European Taekwondo Union conducted its latest meeting in the new headquarter offices of ETU in Athens, Greece. ETU Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis informed the Council on the WTF Global Dispute Settlement Project; also, on any changes in the WTF Recognized Companies, as well as other sport related issues.
The Executive Council proclaimed Dr. Park Soo Nam as Honorary President of ETU, a decision that requires the ratification of the ETU Council on the next Council Meeting. The Executive Council accepted the proposal of the ETU President to introduce as of 2017, a quota system for medallists participating in the WTF President’s Cup. The MNA’s of ETU will be in charge of filling up the obtained quota with regard to sending athletes to the upcoming European Championship. All European medallists of the WTF President’s Cup directly qualify for the European Championship in Montreux 2016 and will be contacted as such. The Executive Council agreed to have the 2017 World Taekwondo President’s Cup to be held in Greece.

 

 

 

The 40th Anniversary of ETU will be celebrated in Romania, during the European Cadet Championships. During the event, ETU will introduce the Mixed Team competition, a competition mode in which teams of both genders will fight each other for winning a medal. More information on the new competition format and regulations will be announced promptly. The next European Para Taekwondo Championships 2017 will be held in Ulyanovsk, Russia and ETU will host the first European Beach Poomsae Championships in 2016. During the meeting it was announced that Ms. Georgia Gatsis was appointed as General Director of the ETU office in Athens. As with immediate effect, Ms Gatsis will lead the office and all staff.
 

 

 

The President of AIPS Europe, Dr. Ioannis Daras, informed the Council on the ETU Media Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey, on the occasion of the European Qualification Tournament for the Olympics. Extensive weight was given upon the upcoming European Championships in Montreux, regarding all TV & Media operations, an issue that was presented by Effie Zikouli, TV & Media Chairwoman. ETU Referee Chairman, Mr. Chakir  Chelbat, informed the Council about the WTF IR ranking system, that is planned to be introduced soon for all International Referees.  
 

 

 

 

 

French Taekwondo Federetion will host the next Etu Coach Seminar on the 30th of April in INSEP ​(National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance), Paris.
The Coach License is mandatory for all coaches who want to officiate at ETU and other G-ranked events worldwide. Your ETU Coach License will be accepted as well by all other Continental Unions of WTF while participating at events in their region.
 

Registration on line below:

http://www.taekwondoetu.org/events/etu-calendar/paris-france/individual-registration

 

 

 


The 4-day ETU European Taekwondo Championships Montreux 2016 will take place at the Salle Omnisports du Pierrier in Montreux, Switzerland from 19 to 22 of May 2016.

Interested media that are registered with AIPS or their national press association need to register here!

Applications received after 9 May 2016 will not be considered.

The official Press Conference will take place on 17 May 2016 in Eurotel Montreux and the draw will be delivered on 18 May 2016.

For international media wanting to attend, please contact ETU's TV & Media Committee Chairwoman, Effie Zikouli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and for local media,please contact the Organizing Committee's Press Officer Geneviève Brunner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meanwhile, stay connected by using the official hashtag #ETU_Montreux2016

Quick Links
    Information about the Championships, including entries, schedules and news.
    Media accreditation application
    Accredited Media Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

On 10 April 2016, the President’s Cup carried out its fourth and final day of competitions, with the first fight having started at 8 am and the last one finishing almost at 5 pm.

The competitions included all three categories of fighters and reached almost the 65 fights per court.  The athletes participating were 254 people and almost 40 fights per court were carried out.

The countries which ranked the highest in medals are the following:

Russia with 14 gold medals, 6 silver and 15 bronze. On the second place comes Turkey, with 10 gold, 4 silver, and 14 bronze, Croatia with 6 gold, 6 silver, 5 bronze, and finally Germany with 6 gold medals, 5 silver and 10 bronze.

At the end of the fourth and final day of the President’s Cup, the awarding ceremony was realized. The senior medalists’ trophies were awarded by the WTF President Dr.Choue, ETU President Sakis Pragalos, ETU Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis and DTU President Park Soo-Nam.

The athletes’ trophy ceremony was followed by the awarding ceremony of the best President’s Cup referees.

Delegates from WTF, ETU and DTU, along with all the referees and volunteers gathered for photo souvenir after the ceremony and renewed their meeting in the next President’s Cup.

All competition matches results can be found through TPSS.

In detail, the winners of the President’s Cup Day 2 in each competing category are the following:

 

Category: Cadets Male A -61 (7 competitors)

1 PÖRSCH, Jona - Germany

2 TAKOV, Stefan – Serbia

3 SINDROS, Dimosthenis – Greece

3 HAMAMI, Aylan - France

 

Category: Cadets Male A -65 (2 competitors)

1 PRYAZHNIKOV, Alexander – Russia

2 Parthenios, Angelos – Greece

 

Category: Cadets Male A +65 (2 competitors)

1 Chizhik, Nikolai - Russia

2 RADAKOVIC, Mihailo – Serbia

 

Category: Juniors Male A -78 (15 competitors)

1 GUL, Emre - Turkey

2 LAZOGLU, Hasan Can - Turkey

3 ALIEV, Emil - Russia

3 ZRELLI, Mehdi Ben – Germany

 

Category: Juniors Male A +78 (14 competitors)

1 TANDELOV, Georgii - Russia

2 BAIMATOV, Artur - Russia

3 ATESLI, Emre Kutalmis - Turkey

3 TEREKHOV, Ruslan - Russia

 

Category: Seniors Male A -74 (56 competitors)

1 FEJZIC, Damir - Serbia

2 KANAET, Toni – Croatia

3 SUNGU, Berkcan - Turkey

3 GULIYEV, Said - Azerbaijan

 

Category: Seniors Male A +87 (29 competitors)

1 Cho, Mahama - Great Britain

2 SILLA, Arman-Marshall - Belarus

3 MARDANI, Sajjad - Iran

3 KUZNETSOV, Roman - Russia

 

Female Category:

Cadets Female A -51 (12 competitors)

1 DINKOVIC, Iris – Croatia

2 ROSCIOLI, Giulia - Italy

3 GRBIC, Andrea - Serbia

3 HEBBAR, Célia - France

 

Category: Cadets Female A -55 (14 competitors)

1 KLEPAC, Nika - Croatia

2 PERISIC, Aleksandra - Serbia

3 KALTEKI, Faidra - Greece

3 DOSIL GAGO, Ana - Spain

 

Category: Cadets Female A +59 (7 competitors)

1 ZELJKO, Darija - Croatia

2 IMŠIROVIC, Amela - Croatia

3 BORIC, Adna - Bosnia And Herzegovina

3 COOKE, Jasmine - Great Britain

 

Category: Juniors Female A -63 (18 competitors)

1 BLIZNIAKOVA, Margarita - Russia

2 CEPPI, Lena - Switzerland

3 GARCIA VIDAL, Miryam - Spain

3 DESYLLA, Ioanna – Stavroula - Greece

 

Category: Juniors Female A -68 (13 competitors)

1 Erensayin, Simge - Turkey

2 PICHUGINA, Anna - Russia

3 SASSI, Della - France

3 HUSOVIC, Darija - Germany

 

Category: Juniors Female A +68 (9 competitors)

1 BAKLANOVA, Anastasiia - Russia

2 AVOULETTE, Solène - France

3 BASMA, Beyza - Turkey

3 Arslan, Dilara - Turkey

 

Category: Seniors Female A -62 (35 competitors)

1 YAMAN, Irem - Turkey

2 BOOTH, Rachelle - Great Britain

3 AYVA, Tugba - Turkey

3 ROTOLO, Daniela - Italy

 

Category: Seniors Female A -73 (21 competitors)

1 OOGINK, Reshmie - Netherlands

2 Matijashevikj, Petra - Croatia

3 GURSKAIA, Anastasiia - Russia

3 SOGUT, Seyma Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

On 9 April 2016, the President’s Cup carried out its third day of competitions, having the first fight started at 8 am and finishing almost at 10 pm.
The competitions included all three categories of fighters and reached almost the 65 fights per court.  The athletes participating were 388 people and almost 65 fights per court were carried out.
The Check-in Registration and Weigh-in were continued for the teams that would compete on Sunday.
The spectator tickets reached their peak during the third day of the Cup, since many more seniors were competing and the participation was the highest during the 4 days of the Cup.
All medalists from the Junior category qualified for the European Under 21 Championships that will take place in Grozny, Russia on 22 July 2016, while the Senior medalists qualify for the ETU European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland on 19-22 May.
All competition matches results can be found through TPSS.
In detail, the winners of the President’s Cup Day 2 in each competing category are the following:

Category: Cadets Male A -41 / Bantam (29 competitors)
1 HYTTEL, Tobias – Denmark
2 HRNIC, Edi – Denmark
3 NAZAROV, Ruslan – Russia
3 OZCAN, Omer – Turkey
Category: Cadets Male A -53 / Welter (12 competitors)
1 LANTRATOV, Denis – Russia
2 FOSTER, Alex – Great Britain
3 MICHOPOULOS, Sotirios – Greece
 3 ZAMATI, Youssef – France

Category: Cadets Male A -57 / Light middle (6 competitors)
1 SHAIKH, Talha – Netherlands
2 STANOJLOVIC, Luka – Serbia
3 RASIDAGIC, Jusuf-Ali - Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 TURNER, Owen – Great Britain

Category: Juniors Male A -45 / Fin (24 competitors)
1 POPOV, Georgy – Russia
2 CHITAROE, Jase – Netherlands
3 DAHLLUND, Linus Kem-Joh – Sweden
3 HUSSAIN, Ilyas – Great Britain

Category: Juniors Male A -48 / Fly (24 competitors)
1 KANAEV, Andrei – Russia
2 TURKALJ, Luka – Croatia
3 GNANAPANDITHAN, Viroshan – Great Britain
3 CANAN, Hueseyin – Germany

Category: Juniors Male A -73 / Middle (24 competitors)
1 KARNUTA, Sergey – Russia
2 SHTYLKOV, Petr – Russia
3 POMBO ROMERO, Adrian – Spain
3 EL-JILALI, Wassim – Denmark


Category: Seniors Male A -54 / Fin (38 competitors)
1 TRIFAN, Ovidiu – Romania
2 SOFIYEV, Majid – Azerbaijan
3 DENISOV, Stanislav – Russia
3 CANALES TORRES, Jorge – Spain

Category: Seniors Male A -68 / Feather (64 competitors)
1 AKYOL, Berkay – Turkey
2 MUTAK, Marko – Croatia
3 MARIC, Piero – Croatia
3 Minin, Konstantin – Russia

Female Category: Cadets Female A -41 / Feather (27 competitors)
1 KISSKALT, Supharada – Germany
2 BOUHMIDA, Aya – Netherlands
3 Tolentino Mendoza, Shantelle – Denmark
3 UNRAU, Lena – Germany

Category: Cadets Female A -44 / Light (18 competitors)
1 MUSICKI, Jovana – Serbia
2 KIRCHEVA, Rumina – Bulgaria
3 RODRIGUEZ MARQUINA, Alicia – Spain
3 KÄLLSTRAND, Izabella – Sweden

Category: Cadets Female A -47 / Welter (18 competitors)
1 SINANI, Anthoula – Greece
2 VALENTINO, Viviana – Germany
3 KELLY, Holly - Great Britain
3 RUNTIC, Dora – Croatia

Category: Juniors Female A -42 / Fin (20 competitors)
1 Gurchenko, Valeriia – Russia
2 KILIC, Vildan – Turkey
3 LAGUNA PEREZ, Irene – Spain
3 SMITH, Jordyn - Great Britain

Category: Juniors Female A -44 / Fly (16 competitors)
1 ARTAMONOVA, Anastasiia – Russia
2 CORELLI, Martina – Italy
3 CABEL SOLAZ, Lorena – Spain
3 GUERUEZ, Oezlem – Germany

Category: Seniors Female A -46 / Fin (32 competitors)
1 KOUTTOUKI, Kyriaki – Cyprus
2 PALMER SOLER, Blanca – Spain
3 POURYOUNES LANGEROUDI, Dina – Netherlands
3 YONG, Yvette – Canada

Category: Seniors Female A -53 / Bantam (57 competitors)
1 AGRIS, Zeliha – Turkey
2 Abakarova, Patimat -  Azerbaijan
3 KIM, Ekaterina – Russia
3 MADDOCK, Charlie - Great Britain

 

 

 



On 8 April 2016, the President’s Cup carried out its second day of competitions having the first fight started at 8 am and finishing almost at 10 pm.
Due to the high number of competitions during the day, the commencement of the competition day every morning will be at 8 am, though it was scheduled for 9am.
Similar as in the first day, competitions included all three classes of fighters. The athletes participating were 365 people and almost 60 fights per court were carried out.
Senior female Gold medal winners were also given designer leather bags as a gift for their achievement.
The Check-in Registration and Weigh-in continued for the upcoming teams to compete.
At 9 pm the VIP Ceremony was realized. Among all guests, the event was honored by the presence of the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Craven, the President of WTF Dr. Choue, the President of ETU, Sakis Pragalos, the Mayor of Bonn city Mr. Ashok Sridharan, and Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Advisor of the United Nations.
WTF and ETU council members and delegates, along with DTU organizing committee members were also present at the event.
Sir Craven was awarded the honorary 10th DAN and spoke for the inclusion on Parataekwondo in the Summer Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.
Αwards were also given to the other distinguished guests, while hostess of the exceptional night was Lisa Lents, former miss Denmark, besides a Taekwondo Champion.
All competition matches results can be found through TPSS.
In detail, the winners of the President’s Cup Day 2 in each competing category are the following:

Category:
Cadets Male -45 (25 competitors)
     1 JOZSA, Levente – Hungary
     2 TSARANOU, Andrew – USA
     3 KOUNOUPAS, Filippos – Greece
     3 EL´DARHANOV, Isnaur – Germany

Male -49 (14 competitors)
     1 Andreopoulos, Antonios – Germany
     2 KUVALOV, Daniil – Russia
     3 LIAUKOU, Aliaksei – Belarus
     3 PALIAKOU, Daniil – Belarus

Juniors
Male -59 (38 competitors)
    1 RECBER, HAKAN – Turkey
    2 TURAN, Emircan – Turkey
    3 Metzger, Benjamin – Germany
    3 Polat, Mehmet Kani – Turkey
 
Category:
Juniors
 -63 (28 competitors)
1 KAVURAT, Ferhat Can – Turkey
2 ACHAB, Badr – Belgium
3 ALTUN, Mucahit – Turkey
3 SOFOTASIOS, Anargyros – Greece

Category:
Juniors
Male -68 (29 competitors)
   1 ERKOVAN, Samet Turkey National Team TUR
   2 MANTZOURANIS, Georgios As Aiantas Agiou Dimitrioy GRE
   3 ELIDRISSI, Hakim Albertslund TKD Klub DEN
   3 LINDEN, Linus Toigye TKD Club Malmo SWE

Category
Seniors Male
-80 (46 competitors)
  1 BEIGI HARCHEGANI, Milad – Azerbaijan
  2 SARI, Yunus – Turkey
  3 MARTINEZ GARCIA, Raul - Spain
  3 COOK, Aaron - Moldova

Category:
Seniors Male
-87 (26 competitors)
 1 ROS GÓMEZ – Spain
 2 ELHATRI, Mohammed - Norway
 3 Khodabakhshi, Mahdi – Ireland
 3 JOVANOV, Drasko – Serbia


Cadets Female A -3 FEVGA, Maria – Greece

Category:
Cadets Female -59 (7 competitors)
 1 SIMPSON, Charlotte – Great Britain
 2 JOKANOVIC, Nevena – Serbia
 3 BOUGHRARA, Chahrazed – Finland
 3 DI MARTINO, Giorgia – Italy
 
Category: Juniors Female
-52 (29 competitors)
  1 El Boujjoufi, Youssra - Netherlands
  2 BECKSTEIN, Isabel – Germany
  3 MEHNANA, Ines – France
  3 KAYIR, Ikra – Turkey

Category: Juniors
Female A -55 (27 competitors)
    1 MELNIKOVA, Sofia – Russia
    2 RICHTER, Jasmin – Germany
    3 AYDIN, Kubra - Turkey
    3 NAGY, Nikolett - Hungary

Juniors
Female -59 / Light Middle (29 competitors)
     1 ABLEY, Simone Nottingham TKD GBR
     2 BEROS, Kristina Taekwondo Club Dubrava CRO
     3 KORKUT, Huri Turkey National Team TUR
     3 Julien, Kyla Unaffiliated Great Britain GBR

Category:
Seniors
Female -67 (27 competitors)
      1 JELIC, Matea - Croatia
      2 NIARE, Haby – France
      3 TETEREVIATNYKOVA, Tetiana – Ukraine
      3 TATAR, Nur – Turkey

Female A +73 (20 competitors)
       1 WALKDEN, Bianca – Great Britain
2 BAJIC, Ana – Serbia
3 ADAMIC GOLIC, Melani – Croatia
3 SIMON ALAMO, Rosanna – Spain
37 (20 competitors)
 1 KACHOWITSCH, Vera – Germany
 2 OGAN, Ashleigh Salims – USA
 3 COSKUN, Asli – Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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