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TURKEY - 2015/02/16 - Complete results in the 2nd Turkish Open Taekwondo Tournament 2015, held on February 13-15, 2015 Antalya, Turkey an event ranked G-1 by the WTF.

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TURKEY - Complete results of the 3rd European Taekwondo Club Championships, a G-1event held on February 10-11, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.

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The ETU in coordination with the Belarus Taekwondo Federation would like to inform you that because of lack of participation for the ETU COACH SEMINAR in Belarus on February 24th 2015, all the registrants are kindly requested to participate at the ETU COACH SEMINAR that will be held on February 21st 2015 in Moscow. Otherwise, all the prepaid registrations will be refunded. For the applicants interested to participate to the Moscow event, there is no need to reregister but a prompt informative email will be required.


On 16 February, ETU President Pragalos met with a delegation of the German Taekwondo Union. ETU and DTU had fruitful and constructive discussions about the future of governance within the German federation. Their system slightly differs from the guidelines laid out by ETU. The meeting showed that the relationship between ETU and DTU is an excellent one as the DTU delegation made it clear that DTU will comply with the rules, regulations and statutory obligations of both WTF and ETU.

On the picture from left to right:

Manuel Kolb
Gerd Kohlhofer
Musa Cicek
ETU President Sakis Pragalos
Park Soo-Nam and
Antonio Barbarino.


Named As Baku 2015 European Games Ambassador

Baku 2015 European Games has today announced that GB Taekwondo athlete Jade Jones will be an international Athlete Ambassador for this summer’s inaugural event.

Ms Jones became Great Britain’s first-ever Taekwondo gold medallist at London 2012, with victory in the 57kg weight division.

She also won silver at the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships in Gyeongju, South Korea, and picked up another silver medal at the 2014 European Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, last May.

Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “To be able to name a reigning Olympic champion as a Baku 2015 ambassador is a fantastic achievement for the first European Games and a testament to the calibre of athletes that the event will attract.

“I am sure Jade will very much enjoy promoting the Games in Great Britain through her role as an international Athlete Ambassador, and we hope to see her give a memorable performance in Baku this summer.”

Baku 2015 international Athlete Ambassadors will represent their sports and feature in extensive marketing campaigns around the continent and on social media to promote the first European Games.

Ms Jones, 21, said: “I am very proud to have been named as a Baku 2015 Athlete Ambassador, and it will be an honour to help promote the Games. It is important for European athletes to have our own multi-sport event, and my aim is to become the first European Games Taekwondo champion.”

Mr Mark England, the British Olympic Association’s Chef de Mission for Baku 2015, said: “Jade’s participation as a Baku 2015 international Athlete Ambassador reflects British athletes’ enthusiasm for the European Games. Britain has a strong sporting tradition, and the Athlete Ambassador programme will help to generate interest and excitement in the country ahead of Baku 2015.”

Ms Jones joins French rhythmic gymnast Kseniya Moustafaeva, Denmark’s canoe sprinter René Holten Poulsen and Serbia’s Basketball 3x3 team of Dušan Domović Bulut, Marko Savic, Marko Zdero and Dejan Majstorovic as Baku 2015 international Athlete Ambassadors, with more to be announced in the near future.

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The Russian Taekwondo Union will host the 1st European Championships Olympic weight categories, in Nalchik Russia. During this 4 day competition, the athletes will be able to win their last ranking points for being selected to participate at the European Games, held in June 2015, in Baku Azerbaijan. Each national teams can bring max. 2 athletes per weight category making the total number of athletes participating per national team to 16 athletes. The application has been opened on tpss.eu.

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The best athletes of Europe will gather in Istanbul Turkey to claim the qualification to the Olympic Games in Rio de Tzanerio. The Istanbul is the city chosen by the members of the Board of ETU and the matches will be 16 and January 17, 2016. These games will give the qualification to two winners each Olympic class to go to the Olympic Games in Brazil regardless of what they have secured their participation if they are in the top of the world rankings.

Two new members joined the ETU's Management Board in accordance with a decision of the meeting held in Athens. It is the Chairman of the training sessions coaches Antonio Barbarino from Germany and one of the two main speakers at seminars, Philippe Bouedo from France.

The Royal Spanish Taekwondo Federation hosted the ETU Coach Seminar in Madrid, Spain. The seminar was visited by many Spanish coaches and the obtained license gives the coaches the opportunity to coach at all G ranking events in Europe and worldwide. On the picture ETU Vice president and president of the Spanish federation, Jesus Castellanos and the lecturers, Phillipe Bouedo and Chakir Chelbat.


The IPC decided to include Para Taekwondo into the program of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo! The WTF Para-Taekwondo Committee as well as the ETPU under the leadership of Alexander Shlyshkov and Evgeny Klyuchnikov have done a tremendous job in promoting Para-taekwondo in Europe. Today, the dream for all Para-taekwondo athletes has become reality as they can now start to prepare for participation at the Paralympics in Tokyo. ETU congratulates WTF with this tremendous success!


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