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Random weigh-in is scheduled to be held at 8:00 hrs (local time), and the competition is set to start at 9:00 hrs.

Random Weigh-in European Taekwondo Kids Championships 2019 - Competition Day 2

 

 

 

The draw lots of the European Kids Championships DAY 2 are now available:

 

WTE Open European Kids Championships Drawsheets 6-8 Years
 

WTE Open European Kids Championships List Of Single Athletes 6-8 Years
 

 

 

 

**Reminder**

On the competition day at 07:00 hrs, the selected athletes for the Random Weigh-in will be published on the Taekwondo Europe website, and Taekwondo Europe Facebook page (@tkdeurope).

The random weigh-in is scheduled to be held at 8:00 hrs on each competition day, while the competition is set to start at 9:00 hrs (local time).
Heavy categories are excluded from the procedure.

 

 

 

President Pragalos announced the appointment of Mrs. Anna Vassallo (Malta) and Mr. Secondo Bernardi (San Marino) as new Council members of Taekwondo Europe. Mrs. Vassallo is working in mlta to rebuilt the federation. Mr. Bernardi is involved in the organization of the European Championships for the Small Countries on 27 April 2020. Both terms of office will end at the General Assembly in 2021.

   

 

On the competition day at 07:00 hrs, the selected athletes for the Random Weigh-in will be published on the Taekwondo Europe website, and Taekwondo Europe Facebook page (@tkdeurope).

The random weigh-in is scheduled to be held at 7:30 hrs on each competition day, while the competition is set to start at 8:00 hrs (local time).

Random Weigh-in European Taekwondo Kids Championships 2019 - Competition Day 1

 

 

Taekwondo Europe and the G-ranked event organizers have been working hard to finalize the event calendar for 2020. The Presidents Cup 2020 will be ranked G2 but also the Belgian Open received a G2 ranking for 2020. The 2019 edition of the Belgian Open was evaluated as the best 2019 G-ranked event and therefore WT awarded the G2 status also for the 2020 edition of the Belgian Open. Taekwondo Europe will introduce the European Ranking for Cadets and Juniors in 2020 in close cooperation with Simply Compete. All G1 events will be E1 ranked events for Cadets and Juniors. Taekwondo Europe awarded an E2 status to the Galeb Belgrade Trophy 2020 (24 October 2020) and the US Open (29 February and 1 March) also received an E2 status for their Cadet and Junior categories.

 

Almost all G1 events have applied to include the European Rankings for Cadets and Juniors and in this respect, 2020 will be an exciting year. The European Cadet Championships, taking place in Estonia from 23 – 25 September is ranked E4. The first official ranking list for Cadets and Juniors will be published in March 2020 and can then be used for seeding of the Cadet and Junior athletes. During the European Cadet Championships the athletes will be seeded according to the European Ranking lists.

 

Generation 24 will be introduced in 2020 with the first event to start in Germany. The outline for this regional event will be finalized soon and the medal winners of this event will qualify themselves for the 2020 Generation 2014 Final which will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 31 October and 1 November.

 

You may download the Taekwondo Europe calendar here.

 

 

 

The draw lots of the European Kids Championships DAY 1 are now available:

 

WTE Open European Kids Championships Drawsheets 9-11 Years

WTE Open European Kids Championships List Of Single Athletes 9-11 Years

 

**Reminder**

On the competition day at 07:00 hrs, the selected athletes for the Random Weigh-in will be published on the Taekwondo Europe website, and Taekwondo Europe Facebook page (@tkdeurope).

The random weigh-in is scheduled to be held at 7:30 hrs on each competition day, while the competition is set to start at 8:00 hrs (local time).
Heavy categories are excluded from the procedure.

 

 

 

Taekwondo Europe ends the decade with the most promising taekwondo generation.

The European Taekwondo Kids Championships will close the year of Taekwondo Europe events for 2019 in Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, Germany during 7 and 8 December 2019.

In festive spirit, the registration of teams and clubs will open on Friday 6 December at 14:00 hrs.

For your convenience,please be informed that only 2 delegates per team will be allowed to enter the registration area.

The random weigh-in is scheduled to be held as usual starting at 7:30 hrs on each competition day, while the competition is set to start at 8:00 hrs (local time).

 

 

Ali Sağirkaya: “Cadet athletes should compete by height divisions”

MasTKD interviewed Ali Sağirkay at the Grand Prix Final 2018 Fujairah, when Turkey got the MasTKD award of best female athlete of the year and best female team of the year. The following interview is written by Alex Siliezar and reposted from MasTKD.

 

After research of more than a thousand athletes, the European leader and Auditor from WT Ali Sağirkaya from Turkey, will present his project results at the Council Meeting that will be carried out on December 5th in Moscow, Russia.

Europe has always been a world power in Taekwondo, with many Olympic medalists, and having a strong organization that has allowed them to achieve success in everything they set up on their pathway. MasTKD.com had the opportunity to talk in exclusive with Mr. Ali Sağirkaya from Turkey, who has been working with Turkish Taekwondo Federation, Taekwondo Europe, and the World Taekwondo for many years, and has achieved many special moments for Taekwondo at his long and successful career.

 

Europe has been growing a lot, and has been having many events of great level, what is your opinion about it?

Europe has a great leader first of all and a wonderful team working behind. All team we take care about Europe and take care of European athletes’ performance. Almost every day we are a team, we are communicating and spending time on new projects. These all good efforts and good jobs have been seen by MNA’s and with their happiness, their big and strong support we are going to the future with confidence.

What do you think about de WTE program Generation 24?

Gen 24 project will bring a target for young athletes and direct them to achieved the first step of victory.

Talking about WT, do you agree that the institution is at its best moment now?

I believe that we are at the best moment of all times, but never is enough, so we will keep working hard in order to see our beloved sport and martial art at the top of everything.

 

 

After many years working with WT, what do you think is the greatest strength of the institution?

Under the leadership of our president Dr. Chungwon Choue, he is working in the same path to keep Taekwondo at the Olympic program, and giving to all the people around the world the chance to practice a martial art with the best management, that is why one of the things I believe is one of the greatest strengths is the fair management and transparency.

Talking about Turkey, what do you think that is the secret to keep the team, at so high level all the time?

Professional and teamwork behind all levels of national teams. We take care of every practitioner in Turkey, no matter the age because the kids are always the Olympic medals of the future.

How do you see Europe for Tokyo 2020?

l think Europe will be the most successful continent in terms of medals for those Olympic Games because as I said, we have been working together and very close to each other to warranty the success of our athletes.

How do you see Turkey for Tokyo 2020?

we are on the way to go with the biggest participation of athletes ever from Turkey and hopefully most medals too.

What is the research you have been doing?

I have been working for cadet athlete’s height categories (SAĞIRKAYA METHOD) for more than 10 months and finally, I finish my research and will bringing out to the council meeting Moscow, Russia on December 5th. I measured more than 1000 athletes from more than 80 countries and proudly I can say that we will save our children’s health with this project and won’t have more extremely rapid weight loss and no more obesity at our Cadet athletes. I believe this will be a very historic step forward for World Taekwondo.

 

Source: MasTKD

 

 

 

(Photo from left to right: Jeon Dong JIN, Kang Jong KIL, Hellenic Taekwondo Federation President Nikos Thomaidis, WTE Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis, WTE President Sakis Pragalos, Moon Dae SUNG, Kim Yong HYUN)

 

A delegation of taekwondo prime personalities visited taekwondo Europe’s office and met with the presidency. On the occasion of a series of taekwondo educational seminars, Taekwondo Europe welcomed some of the people who have left their mark in the sport of taekwondo and continue to write its history.

Among was the famous taekwondo Olympic Champion (Athens 2004) and World Taekwondo Champion (Alberta 1999), along with Master Jeon Dong Jin, Taekwondo Master of Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea, and a strong background in taekwondo education with a large number of educational activities including coaching and training seminars in his assets.     

Also present was Master Kang Jong KIL, South Korea Gold Medalist (1982), gold medalist in World Taekwondo Military Championships, and former coach for national teams of Romania, Greece and Germany, and the promising Kim Yong HYUN, national champion of South Korea and Yong In University student. The assembly was completed with the presence of the Hellenic Taekwondo Federation President Nikos Thomaidis and Mr. Alekos Gotsis, former taekwondo coach of the national team of Greece.

During the meeting with WTE President Sakis Pragalos and WTE Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis, they discussed further the educational aspect of taekwondo and the importance of supplementary educational courses, seminars and activities that will assist in upgrading the soft skills of taekwondo coaches and athletes, and will help build up a holistic taekwondo education and knowledge in both Kyorugi, Poomsae and their rooted interdependency.

In a pleasant and prosperous atmosphere with recalls on major taekwondo moments of the past, the two parties renewed their meeting and further feedback on their upcoming taekwondo activities for the taekwondo family.

(Photo from left to right: Kim Yong HYUN, Moon Dae SUNG, Alekos Gotsis, WTE President Sakis Pragalos, Kang Jong KIL, Jeon Dong JIN)

 

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