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World Taekwondo Europe Referee Chairman and Mr. Chakir Chelbat are in charge of the educational programs of WTE including the Coach Seminars for accredited taekwondo coaches and all additional educational activities as workshops, and conferences. World Taekwondo Europe plans to further develop the educational fields in European taekwondo for its athletes, coaches, and referees, assisting in enhancing the competency of its major groups, its Olympic character and the overall advancement of the sport.

 

 

     

 

     Two years have passed since the last European championships in 2017 on the island of Rhodes, the way for the 14th European Poomsae Championships for 2019 is set, waiting to distinguish top European taekwondo athletes of the discipline. In addition, the high level and competency in European Poomsae, bring along this time one more inaugural appearance of Taekwondo Europe's events; the 1st Open European Taekwondo Beach Championships, which will be realized right after the European Championships.

      In detail, the 14th European Poomsae Championships have been scheduled for 2-4 April 2019. Even though the exact location has not been agreed yet, it is expected to be announced during the upcoming days along with the outline, while the event is accessible only for European national teams to participate.

     Concerning the host country, Turkey has repeatedly shown its capability in organizing high-quality taekwondo events, while also being very successful in medal rankings. Worth to mention that during the European Poomsae Championships in 2017, where 524 athletes from the 28 countries competed in a total of 13 categories, Turkey had dominated both competition days. 

     Regarding the 1st Open European Taekwondo Beach Championships, the two previous world taekwondo championships in Rhodes demonstrated the European Poomsae athletes' skillfulness, thus, it is a great opportunity to further develop their competencies, in an event that has given a new character to the sport and is enjoyable from different dimensions, for both the competitors and spectators. The 1st Open European Taekwondo Beach Championships will be realized on 6th April 2019 and as an open event, it is accessible for all national teams worldwide to participate. 

     Further information on the city, accommodation, and competition categories are expected to be announced promptly.

 

 
 

        Latvia will host the 2019 European Taekwondo Cadet Championships, and the capital of Riga will be the host city to the championship scheduled to be realized from 2-4 October 2019. The venue of the event has not been decided yet, nevertheless, the final decision along with the outline are expected to be announced during the upcoming months. Latvia, which has last hosted the European Taekwondo Junior Championships in 2015 at the city of Daugavpils, holds the experience and know-how of a European taekwondo event. Nonetheless, this will mark the first time the Latvian capital will be hosting a European Taekwondo Championship. The news that Latvia's bid was successful marks the major development of the Cadet Championships after two successive years; one in Budapest 2017 and the last one in Marina d'Or in Spain during 2018.

        As for the beautiful capital, Riga is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, is considered a cultural center and is home to many museums and concert halls, while it's also known for its picturesque wooden buildings, art nouveau architecture, and medieval Old Town. The pedestrian-only Old Town accommodates many shops, restaurants, enriching the city's hospitality and undoubtedly the whole city will warmly welcome and accommodate the young taekwondo athletes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Weigh-In is conducted according to WT rules.
On each competition day at 07:00 hrs, the randomly selected athletes will be published on the Taekwondo Europe website,
and Taekwondo Europe Facebook page (@tkdeurope).
Only those athletes selected for the Random Weigh-In, need to be in the venue at 08:00 hrs.
The Random Weigh-In procedure will take place daily between 08:00-08:30 hrs.
There is a random 5% selection per weight division.
Heavy categories are excluded from the procedure.

Random Weigh-in - 4th President's Cup Europe - Competition Day 6

 


The draw lots of the 4th President's Cup - Competition Day 6 are available.

Follow the link to be directed accordingly:
Draw Lots - Competition Day 6 - 4th President's Cup

 

In the morning of Competition Day 6, the random weigh-in will be announced at 07:00 hrs, local time. (GMT +3)

 

The Competition Day 5 for the 4th President's Cup for Europe was a Taekwondo spectacle full of excitement. The elite of taekwondo girls was present, with many of them having already experience from the Olympic Games as Tijana Bogdanovic, Milica Mandic, Lauren Williams, Bianca Walkden and more. In the end, the strongest names prevailed and won a place on the podium over the total 281 senior females that were competing today. Throughout the overall 8 weight categories, the highest in participation was the F-53kg with 43 competitors and the lowest, the F-73kg with 29 competitors.

Unfortunately, the day held a foot injury for the British Lauren Williams, who, despite winning the gold medal, was unable to be present to the medal ceremony, and the award reception was made by her fellow Bianca Walkden, who kindly gave the "stage" to the rest of the three medallists of the weight category.

Once more, Turkey obtained the largest number of medals, yet today much more countries entered the podium as Great Britain, Cyprus, Serbia, Ukraine, and Poland. 

 

The full results per weight category are listed below:

Category: Seniors Female A -46 / Senior Women -46 kg

1 (TUR) RUHAT AKALIN
2 (CYP) KYRIAKI KOUTTOUKI
3 (RUS) LARISA MEDVEDEVA
3 (GBR) JORDYN SMITH

Category: Seniors Female A -49 / Senior Women -49 kg 
1 (TUR) MERVE DINCEL
2 (AZE) GAZAL KIANI
3 (TUN) IKRAM DHAHRI
3 (SRB) VANJA STANKOVIC


Category: Seniors Female A -53 / Senior Women -53 kg
1 (SRB) TIJANA BOGDANOVIC
2 (TUR) ZEHRA DOSUCUKUR
3 (RUS) TATIANA KUDASHOVA
3 (RUS) ARINA FILIPPOVA


Category: Seniors Female A -57 / Senior Women -57 kg 
1 (TUR) HATICE KUBRA ILGUN
2 (CRO) NIKITA GLASNOVIC
3 (POL) PATRYCJA ADAMKIEWICZ
3 (TUR) TUGBA YILMAZ

Category: Seniors Female A -62 / Senior Women -62 kg

1 (TUR) IREM YAMAN
2 (CRO) MARIJA STETIC
3 (FRA) MAGDA WIET HENIN
3 (ESP) MARTA CALVO GOMEZ


Category: Seniors Female A -67 / Senior Women -67 kg 
1 (GBR) LAUREN WILLIAMS
2 (RUS) ANASTASIIA BAKLANOVA
3 (UKR) TETIANA TETEREVIATNYKOVA
3 (KAZ) AXAULE YERKASSIMOVA


Category: Seniors Female A -73 / Senior Women -73 kg 
1 (SRB) MILICA MANDIC
2 (TUR) NAFIA KUS
3 (CRO) DORIS POLE
3 (CRO) MATEA JELIC


Category: Seniors Female A +73 / Senior Women +73 kg 
1 (GBR) BIANCA WALKDEN
2 (POL) ALEKSANDRA KOWALCZUK
3 (RUS) OLGA MUZYCHKA
3 (FRA) MAEVA MELLIER

You may access the results pdf. file here

 

 

 

Random Weigh-In is conducted according to WT rules.
On each competition day at 07:00 hrs, the randomly selected athletes will be published on the

Taekwondo Europe website,
and Taekwondo Europe Facebook page (@tkdeurope).
Only those athletes selected for the Random Weigh-In, need to be in the venue at 08:00 hrs.
The Random Weigh-In procedure will take place daily between 08:00-08:30 hrs.
There is a random 5% selection per weight division.
Heavy categories are excluded from the procedure.

Random Weigh-in - 4th President's Cup Europe - Competition Day 5

 

 

 

 

 

The draw lots of the 4th President's Cup - Competition Day 5 are available.

 

Follow the link to be directed accordingly:

Draw Lots - Competition Day 5 - 4th President's Cup

In the morning of competition day 5, the random weigh-in will be announced at 07:00 hrs, local time. (GMT +3)

 


     The European President’s Cup already counts 4 competition days, with the cadets and junior categories having already being completed. Tomorrow, the event welcomes the senior girls of the competition from overall 45 countries, including Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Ecuador, USA, Chile and even New Zealand.

     The overall number of competitors is 281, while many elite names of taekwondo will be competing. Among the most important names of the 4th President’s Cup for the F-43kg category are Kyriaki KOUTTOUKI from Cyprus, currently ranked no.2 in the world ranking and Dina POURYOUNES LANGEROUDI from the Netherlands, no.3 in the world ranking.

     In the F-49kg category, the milestone names are Vanja STANKOVIC from Serbia and Kristina TOMIC from Croatia, both gold medalists of the World Taekwondo Championships in Muju 2017 in their weight categories, Rukiye YILDIRIM from Turkey and Aleksandra KOWALCZUK from Poland, both European Taekwondo Champions in Kazan 2018, while in the F-53kg category, the milestone names are Tatiana KUDASHOVA from Russia, gold medalist in Muju World Taekwondo Championships and Kazan European Championships, while also Tijana BOGDANOVIC from Serbia, Silver medalist in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

     Raheleh ASEMANI representing Belgium is in the weight category F-57, who also took part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, while she was to compete for the first Refugee Team introduced by the IOC during the same Olympiad. Irem YILMAZ from Turkey, also gold medalist in 2018 Kazan European Championships, 2018 Tarragona Mediterranean Games, 2016 Montreux European Championships and 2015 Chelyabinsk World Taekwondo Championships 2015 represents the F-62kg weight category, while the elites of the F-67kg are Lauren WILLIAMS from Great Britain and Haby NIARE from FRANCE.

     Niare competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and got the silver medal, whilst Williams was gold in the World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Burnaby, Canada, the 2018 European Championships in Kazan, while she also owns the no.1 place of President’s Cup for Europe and America in 2017 and 2016 respectively. 

Milica MANDIC is the milestone name of the F-73kg category as she is Taekwondo Olympic Medallist in London 2012 and World Taekwondo Champion in Muju 2017.

     At the top of the female seniors for the F+73kg weight category we find the top-ranked Bianca WALKDEN from Great Britain, who owns the bronze medal in Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the gold medal in World Taekwondo Championships in Muju 2017 and Chelyabinsk 2015, she has already been the no.1 of the WT Grand Prix in 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and her overall performance seems to be more than fruitful and promising towards her road to Tokyo 2020.

     Undoubtedly, the senior athletes’ competitions will be a spectacular experience to watch, as their performance, dynamic and technical level in taekwondo reflects the high class and the calibre of reaching taekwondo skills to elite level.
 

 

 

 

The Competition Day 4 for the 4th President's Cup for Europe was successfully completed in Antalya, Turkey, including all the weight divisions of the junior males category of 481 competitors in total. The weight division with the highest participation was the M-55 with 78 competitors and the lowest was found in the M+78 category with 16 competitors.

The performance of the athletes showed the upscaled level of the upcoming generation for the senior taekwondo athletes and how the sport has actually elevated its quality and technical performance standards throughout the lower age divisions. The host country Turkey for one more time had the biggest collection of medals along with the Russian Federation, yet today we saw more countries going up the podium as Jordan, Italy, Greece, Kazakhstan and to the north, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden.

 

The full results per weight category are listed below:

 

Individual winners by category

 

1 ALAATTIN KUSKU (TUR)

2 EBRAHIM MARWAN (SWE)

MUHAMMET EREN KOC (TUR)

BJARNE VISKENS (BEL)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -48 / Junior Men -48 kg
SEMIH OZER (TUR)

YIGITHAN KILIC (TUR)

MATIAS LOMARTIRE (ITA)

SERVER BALABAN (TUR)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -51 / Junior Men -51 kg 
AZAMAT RAKHYMBAYEV (KAZ)

YELZHAN YELSHIBAY (KAZ)

DENIZ TANRIVERDI (TUR)

DMITRII SHISHKO (RUS)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -55 / Junior Men -55 kg 
MAHMUT KUSKU (TUR)

OMER YASIN ORHAN (TUR)

TOBIAS HYTTEL (DEN)

GIUSEPPE FOTI (ITA)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -59 / Junior Men -59 kg
SAID ABDULLAEV (RUS)

OSMAN TURKER KOSE (TUR)

EVANGELOS NIKOLAOU (GRE)

LOAY NAZZAL (JOR)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -63 / Junior Men -63 kg 
MAXIM EMELKIN (RUS)

KHANMAGOMED RAMAZANOV (RUS)

3 ABDURAKHMAN KADYROV (RUS)

PABLO PATIÑO POMBAL (ESP)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -68 / Junior Men -68 kg 
MUSTAFA EMRE TEKE (TUR)

ANDREA RIONDINO (ITA)

IAROSLAV PETRENKO (RUS)

AHMED WALID (PLE)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -73 / Junior Men -73 kg 
1 ABDALHADI AL-SHWALI (JOR)

STEPAN SLEPOV (RUS)

DMITRY STARUKHIN (RUS)

SOTIRIOS MICHOPOULOS (GRE)

 

Category: Juniors Male A -78 / Junior Men -78 kg 
NIKITA KOBZEV (RUS)

FAHED SBEIHI (JOR)

3n ALEKSEI KARATAEV (RUS)

VLADISLAV AIRIIAN (RUS)

 

Category: Juniors Male A +78 / Junior Men +78 kg
ALEXANDER PRYAZHNIKOV (RUS)

MIKHAIL PODUZOV (RUS)

MUAZ YETIMOGL (TUR)

ISMAIL SEYMEN KAZAN (TUR)

 

You may access the results pdf. here

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