UPDATE: APRIL 30, 2017, 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 – Russia and Spain Dominate the Final Day with Double Golds
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.
UPDATE: APRIL 29, 2017, 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
The penultimate day of the 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017
The third day of Taekwondo action in the 2nd WTF President’s Cup in Athens, was marked by the participation of the lightest and fastest weight categories. After the showcase of talent from the Olympic medallists partaking on the first two competition days, the level of expectation was high, likewise were the matches with lots of points to enjoy.
To start with, in female -46kg category the World bronze medallist Yildirim Rukiye managed to achieve the gold medal after winning against the Ukrainian Iryna Romoldonova, the European champion 2016. The world No1 ranked Kyriaki Kouttouki making the short journey from Cyprus to Athens, climbed onto the winners’ podium collecting the bronze medal. Along with Turkey’s Akalin Ruhat, who also won the bronze which was the third medal for Turkey today.
The top-class female athlete from Serbia and Olympic silver medallist, Tijana Bogdanovic, was the favourite for winning the title in the -53kg category. The gold medallist in Montreux 2016 was part of a strong showing of female fighting talent including Patimat Abakarova of Azerbaijan, the Olympic bronze medallist Rio 2016.
The draw brought them together in prelims where the Serbian athlete won with a score of 13-7 and later on she faced the European champion Kudashova Tatiana in the final match and the Russian representative was victorious. The third places were claimed by the young hopeful athletes Dosucukur Zehra and Tarvida Inese of Turkey and Latvia respectively.
UPDATE: APRIL 28, 2017, 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
Olympic Games experience into the mat in Athens 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 – Competition Day Two
The Olympic-class field of competitors was the point of attention during the 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 competition day two (2).
After the realization and success of the first day of the remarkable event, the second one delivered yet more excitement from these outstanding participations. In total, five (5) Olympic medallists gave their presence today to the “Ano Liosia Olympic Indoor Hall” here in Athens and competed for the prestigious title of WTF President’s Cup champion.
One of the most exceptional participations in female categories was the bronze Olympic medallist, World and double European Champion Bianca Walkden. The Great Britain’s athlete managed to win another title of champion in Athens. Competing in the heavyweight division +73kg against the World No8 ranked Aleksandra Kowalczuk she achieved one more gold medal and so the athlete of Poland won the second place. The silver Olympic medallist Anne-Caroline Graffe from France and the Spanish bronze World medallist Simon Alamao Rosanna climbed on the third place of the podium.
The European champion Lauren Williams, carried on her excellent progress and at her final fight against Johansson Elin of Sweden in -67kg division achieved the second gold medal for GBR today. The holder of two Olympic medals, Silver in London 2012 and Bronze in Rio 2016, Nur Tatar of Turkey and the bronze World medallist in Puebla Azizova Farida from Azerbaijan both won bronze medals.
UPDATE: APRIL 26, 2017, 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
2nd WTF President’s Cup – First day of Competition
The second version of World Taekwondo President’s Cup 2017 was launched by the completion of the first day of Taekwondo action here in Athens. A world class field of competitors took to the mats in the “Ano Liosia Olympic Indoor Hall”, fighting for the prestigious title of WTF President’s Cup Champion.
To begin with, the double Olympic champion Jade Jones produced standout performances to dominate the competition. The “headhunter” from GBR added to her massive collection of trophies, the gold medal of the relevant event after her victory against Kim Ekaterina with 18-6 score in the -57kg category final and so the Russian achieved the silver medal. Eris Yaprak and Ilgun Hatice Kubra, representatives from Azerbaijan and Turkey respectively, managed to climb on the third place of the podium.
Palmer Soler Blanca of Spain faced the British athlete Eardly Courtney in the final of -49 kg division and succeeded in winning the title of WTF President’s Cup champion with a score of 25-16. The two Russians Sakhautdinova Regina and Anokhina Anastasiia both took the bronze medals.
UPDATE: APRIL 26, 2017, 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
ETU President and ETU Secretary General welcome the Taekwondo family in Athens, Greece for the 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017
The exceptional event, WTF President’s Cup second edition 2017, launches tomorrow and thus contestants and spectators will have the chance to compete and enjoy the dynamic G-Ranking tournament for four (4) days (April 27 – 30) in the capital city of Greece.
On the occasion of the event, the ETU President Sakis Pragalos stated: “I am delighted to welcome to Athens all the international athletes, coaches, referees and officials on the occasion of the 2nd WTF President’s Cup-Europe 2017. I would like to thank the South Greek Taekwondo Union (ETANE) for the active contribution and all the delegates that will give their presence at the most awaited G-Ranking Taekwondo event. The power of the tournament has being emphasised by the record of participation of 2,182 athletes from 51 countries, including Taekwondo elite athletes – Olympic, World and European medallists. The 2nd WTF President’s Cup opens the Taekwondo events’ cycle in Athens and Rhodes Island, since it is the first out of four (4) that it will be held in Greece. To all international athletes that will be present at “Ano Liosia Olympic Indoor Hall”, I would like to wish the best of the results and the most important, to enjoy this remarkable event. “
Additionally, the ETU Secretary General and President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) Michael Fysentzidis noted: “The WTF President’s Cup-Europe is undeniably an extraordinary innovating tournament that it was held for first time in Bonn, Germany in 2016 and one year later it became an all-time record event. The attentiveness of the Taekwondo
UPDATE: APRIL 25, 2017 – 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
The 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 in Numbers
1: For first time Athens city is hosting the G-Ranking Tournament – WTF President’s Cup.
2: This will be the second edition of the event in the European continent.
3: Cadet, Junior, Senior – The participating age categories.
4: The Media Sponsors of the significant tournament: Nova – the first digital platform in Greece, the SPORT FM 94,6 radio channel, the sport site SPORT-FM.GR and the GOAL NEWS newspaper.
5: National TV Channels are interested in covering and promoting the 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017.
8: The number of video cameras that will be located for the live streaming and number of terrains that will be used at the “Ano Liosia Olympic Indoor Hall”.
14: The supremacy of the event is highlighted by the participation of 14 Olympic medallists in total.
UPDATE: APRIL 24, 2017 – 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
1st WTF World Taekwondo Beach Championships 2017 – Official Press Release
The 1st WTF World Taekwondo Beach Championships 2017, held under the organization of the European Taekwondo Union, the South Aegean Region and the Municipality of Rhodes, which will take place from 5 to 6 May 2017 in Rhodes, Greece, has been set under the Auspices of H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos.
During the recent meeting at the Presidential Mansion, between the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the President of the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) Sakis Pragalos and the President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and ETU Secretary General Michail Fysentzidis, was tabled to set the inaugural event under the Auspices of His Excellency.
It is worth to mention that Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos has been declared by proclamation, an honorary citizen of the City of Rhodes, during a ceremony that was realized last March, where he was also been presented with the Golden Medallion of Honor of the City of Rhodes, and was offered the Key of the City of Rhodes.
A message of peace will also be communicated during the 1st WTF World Taekwondo Beach Championships in Rhodes, since the World Taekwondo Federation and the Organizing Committee in collaboration with the international non-profit organization Peace & Sport, will host the biggest White Card campaign in a monument during the Opening Ceremony of the Games on Thursday 4 May, given the fact that the Medieval City of Rhodes is recognized as a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO.
All the participants of the Opening Ceremony as well as athletes, national teams and officials can be part of the campaign and give a message of peace through sport in the commemorative photo of the event.
You may find more information regarding the 1ST WTF world Taekwondo Beach Championships Rhodes 2017 in the following links:
APRIL 18, 2017 – 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 Athens, Greece
Live Streaming of the 2nd WTF President’s Cup 2017 in Athens, Greece
WTF President’s Cup Athens 2017
Athens, Greece April 27-30, 2017
The second edition of the WTF President’s Cup – Europe will take place in Athens, Greece on April 27-30 2017 and the Taekwondo enthusiast will want to watch.
Thus, the public will be able to watch World TaeKwonDo Presidents Cup live on laptops, tablets and smartphones through the official YouTube channel of the South Greek Taekwondo Union (ETANE).
In total, eight (8) video cameras will be placed at the “Ano Liosia Olympic Hall”, where the event will be hosted, for four (4) days from 8 am in the morning until the end of each competition day by the Sportsland Company.
The extraordinary event, which is organized by the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) and supported by the South Greek Taekwondo Union (ETANE), is ready to welcome 2.182 athletes from 51 countries in total including Olympic, World and European Champions.
The media sponsors of the 2nd WTF President’s Cup are Nova – the first digital platform in Greece, the SPORT FM 94,6 radio channel, the sport site SPORT-FM.GR and the GOAL NEWS newspaper.